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Old 02-15-2019, 08:45 AM
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After changing the front diff and gearbox oil I found this here mysterious part at the bottom of my bucket. Does anybody recognize it?







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Old 02-15-2019, 11:22 AM
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That looks like the insert of one of the clips on the undertray. Those godforsaken things that spin in the clip when corroded.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:26 AM
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George is correct - that's exactly what it is. So in all likelihood that did not come out w the oil, but rather likely fell into the oil from somewhere under the car.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:27 PM
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Thank you, you're both correct.
That was a relief!

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Good. Now throw these clips away and get some that won't spin free, esp. the ones you can absolutely not reach without destructive manœuvres….
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Originally Posted by GeorgeK View Post
Good. Now throw these clips away and get some that won't spin free, esp. the ones you can absolutely not reach without destructive manťuvresů.

I fix these all the time. IIRC Porsche gets $6 or $9 each for these. I have a few dozen spares but you can bend the tabs and make them work. Also consider running a tap through them to keep them from binding.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:56 AM
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I fix these all the time. IIRC Porsche gets $6 or $9 each for these. I have a few dozen spares but you can bend the tabs and make them work. Also consider running a tap through them to keep them from binding.
Agree, but I got a few get stuck again (winter use of the car). I found some with the threaded part pressed in, not clipped in. And I stopped using the car in winter.
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When refitting, slather them in antisieze.
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