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dt4
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: 1999 C4 oil spots / drops Reply with quote

Funny how I was loathe to say oil leak Confused
The car is in my garage at present whilst some building work is being done to keep it out of the way of the brickies and their barrows etc..
I had noticed a couple of drops of oil on the drive when I moved it once or twice
When I put it in the garage I put some paper underneath to help show any oil spots that may form
The paper showed drops on both sides
Having jacked the car up the area they are coming from is shown in the photos
Whats the verdict?
 



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asterix_the_gaul
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

difficult to say where exactly it's coming from, looks like its been at it for a while, worth cleaning it all up spotless with brake cleaner then see where the fresh oil is coming from.
What grade oil are you running?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cam cover leak .. im pretty sure on that age of car you have plug tubes and that is the most likely source of the leak.

Remove the coil heat sheild and it should be more obvious .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both
Its coming off the road at the end of the month so I will remove what can be in order to clean things up and then see where it comes from
Dont know the oil grade, havent changed it in my ownership, it was fresh oil and filter, disks, pads etc..... in May when I bought it
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50k and on miles and i would say 5W/40 mobile 1 .

It can be a few of the cam cover bolts leaking which you basically remove , cover with sealant then refit but im pretty sure it will be plug tubes .. which to be honest is an easy fix .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I have a few things to do when it comes off the road, the list is growing which is good as I was looking for another project car and this will keep my mind off it Exclaimation
 
  
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