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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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If the noise went away when you pressed the clutch then the only thing that happens is the input shaft to the gearbox stops spinning, possible the spigot shaft bearing collapsed and the oil is gearbox oil

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Waiting is tough, isn't it? Hopefully it is not oil but transmission fluid and a trans is an easy thing to source. Consider doing the IMS while they have the trans out if it turns out to be that.

At least you'll have a distraction tonight.

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What did the shop tell you on Monday - IMSB, something else, engine kaput or repairable...?

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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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