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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Oil Leak

I have a 2008 Boxster and after around 4000 Km I notice small spotting on floor. Took it to dealer and they said it was two valve cover bolts that were defective. Several months later a small spot of oil again shortly after having my oil changed. Had already prepared it for winter storage so I said I would bring it back in the spring. Does this sound like a plausible explanation, and if so why more oil it they replaced the bolts?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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I wouldn't be too concerned about a small spot of oil after an oil change. The Oil Filter canister is filled with oil and when it's removed it's fairly easy for a dollop of oil to get on the surrounding surfaces causing your spot; But if after the winter there's a different spot, than take it back to the dealer and have them make sure there's no other cause.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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I would look under the car, it could be the Rear Main Seal (RMS).
They probably tried to seal it and the repair failed. Is the spot in the center
under the car?? If so its the RMS.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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the spot of oil was on the right side not the middle. I will check in the spring to see if I get anymore on the floor.
Thanks for your ideas.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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Being on one side could mean they mis-diagnosed a bad spark plug tube.
That isn't a big issue.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #6
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Thanks,
This will give me something to ask when spring arrives.
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