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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: 996 Turbo : Slight oil dampness at chain end of bank 2 area Reply with quote

Hi guys
Just a query really

This was reported on last service invoice from Precision.
It’s going in early 2018 for MoT and service and going to get them to assess this. It’s not dripping but is definitely oil around described area when I took a quick peak earlier.

Any ideas what the likely culprit might be and approx cost to fix?

Cheers and merry Xmas to all

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would clean the area with brake cleaner and see how long it takes to develop again. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Personally I would clean the area with brake cleaner and see how long it takes to develop again. Thumb


Hi Kas
Cheers for the advice and think I’ll give that a go to see how long it takes to come back.
Haven’t got any brake cleaner. Should “air intake and carburettor cleaner” do the job. I have that ..
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try the brake cleaner test and see how long it takes to return.
However, by the time this oil weep starts, unless you plan on off-loading the car in the spring, you will ultimately face a bill to have it sorted. Oil leaks once they develop have an uncanny way of being spotted by an Indy at a PPI. My own local Indy is always sharp to spot someone who disguises an oil leak by scrupulously cleaning the area to hide a potential big bill as many such leaks require an engine out job to fix them (lots of labour).

I hope its a tiny weep that develops in 2 years after you clean it. Many need fixing by the present owner though in time - which is very variable.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire911 wrote:
You can try the brake cleaner test and see how long it takes to return.
However, by the time this oil weep starts, unless you plan on off-loading the car in the spring, you will ultimately face a bill to have it sorted. Oil leaks once they develop have an uncanny way of being spotted by an Indy at a PPI. My own local Indy is always sharp to spot someone who disguises an oil leak by scrupulously cleaning the area to hide a potential big bill as many such leaks require an engine out job to fix them (lots of labour).

I hope its a tiny weep that develops in 2 years after you clean it. Many need fixing by the present owner though in time - which is very variable.


Many thanks Cheshire and certainly not looking to offload. Had it under a year and currently the intention is it’s a keeper and to invest in it.
Like I’ve said I’ll be getting Precision to assess in Jan and was really only going to clean down to see how quickly signs of oil return.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed Adam and that is how anyone with actual hands on experience would deal with it. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Indeed Adam and that is how anyone with actual hands on experience would deal with it. Thumb


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have any experience of oil leaks in this location and potential costs ?? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got a picture? Not all these leaks are engine out.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamesyg wrote:
Have you got a picture? Not all these leaks are engine out.


Hi James
Kinda hard to get a good shot as quite tight in garage to get under but these are what I could manage.
This is almost central between exhausts, right near the rear PU.
Anyone had anything similar sorted?





Sorry not massively handy with spanner’s so not quite sure what I’m looking at or how difficult it is to fix?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s not a weep.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
That’s not a weep.
A picture paints a thousand words. Thumb


No drips yet on garage floor but I’d say it needs sorting Surprised Sad

Anyone have any ideas of labour/costs? frustrated
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like is may be coming from above. Could it be filling spillage?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I had my 996T PPI'd at OPC Tonbridge they identified "Oil leak from Bank 1 Chain Rail" and it looked like your photo.

The dealer I was buying the car from got it done and it definitely wasn't an engine out or a particularly big job.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
When I had my 996T PPI'd at OPC Tonbridge they identified "Oil leak from Bank 1 Chain Rail" and it looked like your photo.

The dealer I was buying the car from got it done and it definitely wasn't an engine out or a particularly big job.

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Thanks Terry, that’s reassuring ! I hope yr right 🤞
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam. I would hazard a guess that it may be coming from the union nut that you can see in the photo, but being blown all around the area by under-car air flow.

If the whole of the scavenge pump is wet then it could be the o rings behind it leaking. However, the nut looks very clean, as if that may be the source of the leak.

Either way, good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DynoMike wrote:
Hi Adam. I would hazard a guess that it may be coming from the union nut that you can see in the photo, but being blown all around the area by under-car air flow.

If the whole of the scavenge pump is wet then it could be the o rings behind it leaking. However, the nut looks very clean, as if that may be the source of the leak.

Either way, good luck.


Thanks Mike, I will keep you all posted on outcome, going in 8th Jan Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck! I had a small oil leak when I first got the car and figured I should get it sorted and be happy with it, otherwise it'd always bug me (and that's not what owning a Porsche is about)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay. wrote:
Good luck! I had a small oil leak when I first got the car and figured I should get it sorted and be happy with it, otherwise it'd always bug me (and that's not what owning a Porsche is about)


Thanks Jay, couldn’t agree more, it will bug me too and will be sorted so I can fully enjoy the 6T in 2018. Just hope it’s not too much of a big fix Surprised Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropped at Precision yesterday so we’ll see Laughing
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