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I fear this is it for my Boxster...

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I was driving home from work this evening in my 82K mile, 2002 Boxster S when out of the blue heard a loud, rattling sound from behind my head. Car was making power still but of course I pulled over at which point I found a big puddle of oil running out from under the car. Had it towed to my local independent mechanic; continued pouring oil all over the flatbed on the way to the shop.

HIstory includes a new clutch and RMS last summer (4-5K miles ago), new water pump/timing belt/pulleys in October, and new AOS in December.

What have I suffered here, and is it going to be worth repairing? I dread what I'm going to hear on Monday...

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Was not restarted... a couple of other pertinent details. Noise went away with clutch depression, returned when clutch let out. Before I shut it off, I got out to listen and there was distinct metallic rattle, particularly seemed to come from back and underneath.

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  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...

Well, I was so bummed by this whole thing I never did close it out... it was an IMS bearing failure, long story short I have the car back now, engine rebuilt by a shop Raby-trained mechanic, and a few hundred good miles on it so far. Very expensive...

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