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Engine Is Sweating Oil, Pls Advise.

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After bringing my Boxster 2005 for service 30K (kilometers) they noticed some oil under the engine. They advised me to change the sealing however this is an expensive repair. I cannot find any oil in my parking nor seen the level drop. So is it really needed to have this job done??

Please some advise.


Edited by eddy123
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It's probably your cam covers. In order to re-seal them you have to have a special Porsche tool to hold the cams when the cover is removed. Mechanics charge a lot for this. It's not going to hurt anything by not doing the repair right away. Mechanics and dealers like to call it "sweating" of oil.

I can only speak from my experience on my 996...Mine were leaking and I bought the sealant. On the advice of RFM (a moderator on this site) I took out the bolts one -by-one and resealed them without removing the cover. It stopped the leaking... I don't know how hard this DIY would be on a Boxster... It's pretty easy on a 996..

Hope this helps


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  • 1 month later...

Has anyone tried this or is it even possible on the 987 to reseal the bolts? Mine is not bad. However, I took it to two dealers. One was going to charge me $2,400.00 the other was $1,000.00 or $1,100.00 with an oil change. I really dont want to spend the money right now since it only leaks after sitting a few days and it does not sit very often!!

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