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Old 05-19-2010, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dharn55 View Post
You must never have owned an air cooled 911, which were notorious for oil leaks. A few drops is not going to cause a fire. A major leak might.
Nope, This is the first porsche for me. Trying to learn as much as possible about the 911, so I can do my own maintenance.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:15 PM
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Update: I stopped my leak last night by snugging up my valve cover bolts. Yea!
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:03 PM
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what did you torque them too
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ivangene View Post
what did you torque them too
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:14 PM
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To be honest I just gave each a quarter turn. *GASP*, der sphinkter latent krauten das torquen! It's a valve cover guys, it's not like INTERPOL is going to show up at my house for violating Porsche torque specifications.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:19 PM
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thats called "universal torque"

(aka 1/4 turn before broken )
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:25 PM
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They seemed kind of loose. Very little resistance to snugging.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:27 PM
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^ Interpol has been notified...
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by eggodynamics View Post
To be honest I just gave each a quarter turn. *GASP*, der sphinkter latent krauten das torquen! It's a valve cover guys, it's not like INTERPOL is going to show up at my house for violating Porsche torque specifications.
Well, no it is not a valve cover but a camshaft cover and the cover makes the top or outer half of the camshaft bearings. The other inner half of the bearings are in the head.

The cover wants to be tightened down properly and without any twist so the camshaft bearings are not compromised.

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:04 PM
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remind me not to have you work on my car - bolts have torque specs and sequences for a reason (and this iss NOT just my opinion)
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 911mike99 View Post
What would a dealer charge to fix a spark plug o-ring fix?
what did i tell you? now it's gonna cost you a beer.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:52 AM
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i had the same problem to my 996 4s. Mine was leaking from pasengers side. The problem was the right valve cover flange so i replaced it. The car dont stop leaking and my mecanic change something like oil valve (uper area from valve cover) and snugging up a little more the cover bolts.
When he do that i have no leaks isues...... Total cost 500 euros not in PORSCHE DEALER
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
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This is kind of a old thread but I just got the same leak on my 00 carrera. Mike99 what ended up being the issue was it the cover or the spark housing? How much did it cost? How long did it take?
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