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Oil Leaks Post RMS


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LV , kind of following on from your topic , wanted to share my experience.

I have an '02 C4S I purchased with 19k mls on it. Car was very clean & I did a thorough underbody inspection. Fast forward 24k mls (plus good times) after reading yet another thread on RMS issues I went into the garage and jacked up the rear end of the 911. To my horror, oil over the front of the lower part of the engine/ transmission :censored:

Took it to the dealer yesterday, fearing the worst read & studied up everything I could about the RMS issues. Went to check on the patient this morning, leak trace everywhere but no indication it is an RMS. End of today they believe they found all the leaks, here's a list; Bank 1 valve cover bolt, Bank 1 Hyd lift solenoid seal, Bank one case bolt, seepage from oil pan.

Service advisor says "sometimes bolts have to be resealed on new engines". New engine news to me! Guess the car got a new engine at 18k when intermediate drive had issues. Kind of peeved the car didn't have its original motor, but relieved RMS isn't an (current) issue.

Hope that is the last of the oil leaks, moral to this the story somewhere.....

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FWIW..I have an 02 Cab/Tip purchased new. Changed oil at 3000 miles/engine dry; changed oil at 7000 miles/engine dry; changed oil at 11,000 miles/engine dry; went for 15K mile service and bottom of oil pan was covered with oil/sand/etc. No leak made the floor. It was a "defective" oil pan and oil was seeeping through bolt holes??? Changed under warranty and clean ever since. I asked them to show me the "defective oil pan cover and bolts", but when I went to pick up the car the next day, "the defective parts had already been sent back to the factory."

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