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P1325 & green rubber plastic bits in the oil - Is the end near?

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Got a CEL yesterday after replacing an exhaust midpipe. 
P1325 - Inlet Camshaft at bank 2

This morning... changed the oil.... and this was on it.




Some say its from the o-rings around the spark plug but the master Raby says its from the vario-cam chain adjuster.

Has anyone else dealt with this issue? My boxster 2.7L only has 48k miles.

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Listen to Jake & JFP


Common as in, yes this a known failure behavior and the debris lines up with your cel.


if it was me I'd fix it ASAP... That debris is going everywhere.


furthermore, once the plastic is widdled away, that chain may start touching less forgiving surfaces.


at some point you could have a lot bigger problems to deal with.


things are not going to get better.





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52 minutes ago, Gatorlapis said:

By common... do you mean I should not worry about it? What are the steps to follow. How detrimental is this for the engine if I keep running it.


No, I mean it happens frequently, and yes, you do need to take it apart to see how badly it has failed and fix it.  If left alone, the VarioCam system will fail and you risk jumping time.  If you do a search, I'm sure you will find someone's DIY, but be sure to pay attention to the tooling involved and how to reset the cams when you are finished.

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