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This post is directed to Loren but I would love feedback from all owners.

I have a 99 C2 Cabriolet with 57K miles on the dial. Runs excellent, fully serviced. The other day out of the blue the CEL came on as I was driiving on a cool night in Vancouver, BC. I took it to my tech, he hooked up the scanner and I received a P1128 code. I have done quite a bit of research on this code and I have no air leaks and the MAF is 4 months old. I am not ruling this out but the odds of 2 MAFs going are pretty nil.

My tech reset the light and all was well for a day or two. I left the car for a day, the next day I went to start it, the CEL immediately came on but flashed. This happened for a few minutes and then went solid again. I tried to move the car, it felt like it was running on 2 cylinders andthe CEL started flashing again.

I have done a lot of reading on this site. THe code 1128 is well versed here and we have checked for leaks and etc but one time I read Loren say that it could be a bad oil seperator problem. I kept reading and another member said he heard chirping from the engine that his tech diagnosed as a bad oil seperator as well.

I hear the chirping, I have the 1128 code. Does this mean my oil seperator (at least one of them) has bit it? How does my tech diagnose this part? I will have him pull the codes again tommorow to see what we have but I beleive this is my last option. The car has been A1 for the last 20k miles so I have no quarrels with it. I just want it back to normal.

Loren, if oyu can post an image of an oil seperator and maybe tell me what it does? How likely is it to have failed and how do you know which side has failed. (There are 2 right?)

I just want the fix to be painless. Cost is not the biggest factor but saving money is always good. :) Any direction is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

Raymond

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This post is directed to Loren but I would love feedback from all owners.

I have a 99 C2 Cabriolet with 57K miles on the dial. Runs excellent, fully serviced. The other day out of the blue the CEL came on as I was driiving on a cool night in Vancouver, BC. I took it to my tech, he hooked up the scanner and I received a P1128 code. I have done quite a bit of research on this code and I have no air leaks and the MAF is 4 months old. I am not ruling this out but the odds of 2 MAFs going are pretty nil.

My tech reset the light and all was well for a day or two. I left the car for a day, the next day I went to start it, the CEL immediately came on but flashed. This happened for a few minutes and then went solid again. I tried to move the car, it felt like it was running on 2 cylinders andthe CEL started flashing again.

I have done a lot of reading on this site. THe code 1128 is well versed here and we have checked for leaks and etc but one time I read Loren say that it could be a bad oil seperator problem. I kept reading and another member said he heard chirping from the engine that his tech diagnosed as a bad oil seperator as well.

I hear the chirping, I have the 1128 code. Does this mean my oil seperator (at least one of them) has bit it? How does my tech diagnose this part? I will have him pull the codes again tommorow to see what we have but I beleive this is my last option. The car has been A1 for the last 20k miles so I have no quarrels with it. I just want it back to normal.

Loren, if oyu can post an image of an oil seperator and maybe tell me what it does? How likely is it to have failed and how do you know which side has failed. (There are 2 right?)

I just want the fix to be painless. Cost is not the biggest factor but saving money is always good. :) Any direction is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

Raymond

Hello Again,

I have done a lot of searching in the past few months since my previous post and it seems I need more help than I thought.

I have a 99 996 Cab. It is not as much shooting out smoke but there are all the signs of what I read to be the seperator. I called the dealer to order the parts but unlike the 986, I was shown that there are 2 units in a 996?

Does the 996 have 2 units in the oil pan and 1 like the boxster as well, or does the 996 just have them in the oil pan?

I am going to replace both either way, not too expensive, but I want to make sure I a replacing the right item.

Help?

Thanks in Advance!

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