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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #11
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If your slave is leaking I have a good used one you could have for free. I'd be happy to take a look at the car and tell you exactly what is leaking.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #12
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Thanks all for the ideas. I am pretty sure it's not cat pee as I know how to recognize cat pee. ;-)

Monday I drove the car a bit and then placed the cardboard underneath. These pics are from today, one week later.

This is to show you about where I placed the cardboard and you can see the spot:


Another:


The spot is about 2.5":


I pointed the camera upward in the approx location of the spot and got a couple of pics that seem to show where something looks oily:


and:


Please let me know if you think you have any other ideas. Also, do you think it is ok to drive the car? I really haven't found any decent P mechanics in Sac, so it likely means a trip back to the bay area.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:47 AM   #13
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Take a look at this image taken through the driver side rear wheel. Tail of the car is to the right. The car is usually pretty consistently parked as far as front-back. It looks like the leak is rather far back.

The spots appear to be centered beneath the car, although I have in the past parked the car about a foot left, meaning the spots would have come from the passenger side.



I think I might know what you have leaking. I have a 2001S
and had a leak from that same area. It turned out to be the
seal for the shift linkage shaft going into the bell housing. It
would leak approx 2or3 drops every couple of days.

The down side, if it this, is that there isn't a rebuild kit for
that seal and I had to get a whole new transmission housing.
My car was 3 months out of warranty, but was able to get
Porsche to pay for the parts while I had to pay the labor.
The bell housing alone was approx $850 (total approx $1K in
parts). The labor was approx $800.

We put tha car up on the rack and a couple of Porsche
mechanics came over and took a quick look. I showed them
where it was leaking from and they immediately said they
knew what it was, as they had just fixed one on another
boxster a few days before. So I got the impresssion that
this was not something unusual. The good news is that it
is something you can decide to just live with and it's OK
to drive the car. Just monitor the transmission fluid level
until it's fixed. Maybe you can take it to a Porsche dealer
in Sac and have them confirm what the leak is. I don't think
they would charge you much just for putting it up on the rack
for a few minutes.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #14
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You're leaking manual transmission fluid. I've replaced a few of those seals before. The leak is from where the shifting mechanism goes into the transmission. Unfortunately it is a pretty big job because the transmission has to come out and then the rear case of the transmission comes off. The seal itself is cheap but the labor to replace it is not. You're okay to drive the car but keep in mind the transmisison only holds 2.25 liters of fluid and it's not a good idea to drive around low on fluid.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #15
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Ah, sweet vindication.

doesn't look bad at all....
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quite strong I would... any after effect my link shows different.
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