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I noticed a few drops of oil in the bottom of my garage and no puffs of smoke upon drive. 

 

So I took my car into a local trusted indie and it looks like I got the bad news. 

 

They claim my AOS needs replacement and the RMS or IMS seal/o ring needs replacement.  My car is 996 C4S tiptronic w 78k miles and he claims it will be roughly 20 hrs of Labor or roughly $3k w parts. He claims he has to drop the tranny and engine being a tip .

 

It looks like living w it may not be an option. I've read some forum posts and it seems like this job can all be done at once for $2k w parts. Thoughts?? Or  is this legit? Thanks peeps!

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5 hours ago, RAGINASIAN said:

I noticed a few drops of oil in the bottom of my garage and no puffs of smoke upon drive. 

 

So I took my car into a local trusted indie and it looks like I got the bad news. 

 

They claim my AOS needs replacement and the RMS or IMS seal/o ring needs replacement.  My car is 996 C4S tiptronic w 78k miles and he claims it will be roughly 20 hrs of Labor or roughly $3k w parts. He claims he has to drop the tranny and engine being a tip .

 

It looks like living w it may not be an option. I've read some forum posts and it seems like this job can all be done at once for $2k w parts. Thoughts?? Or  is this legit? Thanks peeps!

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

I would ask your tech how he determined the AOS is bad, and what does he base his RMS/ IMS seal leakage upon.  20 hours is excessive, more like 8-10 hours is realistic to pull the Tip and replace both the AOS and either the RMS or IMS seals.  I would also check with another Porsche oriented shop for a second opinion.

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He claims there is oil leaking from both areas after an inspection underneath my car. 

 

20 hrs was a bit excessive in my opinion as well. Are you stating that a competent mechanic should realistically be able to do all that work( AOS, oil, coolant, RMS etc) and put the engine back together in half of that time?

 

If so I have to believe that they are being deceptive and charging me more than what the dealer would charge in this case. 

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2nd opinions are worth their weight in gold with it comes to these cars. This shop is probably wanting to cover their butts and so they've over estimated on labor. I would do a manometer reading to rule out the AOS. Check out Jake Raby's YouTube channel and look up the video "Does you AOS suck?". 

 

http://www.youtube.com/c/RennvisionbyTheKnowledgeGruppe?sub_confirmation=1

 

When I had my clutch serviced and also did the IMS bearing. The RMS was fine, but the IMS was leaking oil from the flange. I went ahead and had the RMS done as well. 

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