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Old 11-07-2018, 02:53 PM
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Changed the clutch, rear main seal, and removed the IMS bearing seal. Made a little video about it too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRW4bUQdheI&t=2s
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Wow, what a first post & video - kudos for just digging in and attacking the job, but I think maybe some additional research and reading some prior DIYs might have helped a fair amount.

I was also going to ask if you had started or driven it yet and whether there were any leaks...but the closing frames of the video answered that...

Prying the bearing cap out and hitting things with hammers to try and get them back in when they need to go in perfectly square and to an exact depth may not have been the best techniques. Did you replace the rear main seal or try to reinstall the one you removed? The current, updated version has multiple sealing ribs on it vs. the original that just had one and is more prone to leaking.

Interested to watch part 2 of the video.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:28 PM
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After owning for approximately 11 months, I finally got around to adding a few parts and fixing some that were a bit off.

Added 15mm spacers all around
Added bluetooth (Tranzit BLU)
Replaced starter cable and starter to eliminate slow start when warm
Replaced AC ***** with MACarbon and radio ***** with OEM
Removed rear seats
Re-attached a piece of sunroof trim that came off

Feeling very sorted out at the moment which I absolutely love.
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Went to the yearly technical inspection.
I was one month late; forgot to put in my calendar

997 passed with flying colors

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Wow, what a first post & video - kudos for just digging in and attacking the job, but I think maybe some additional research and reading some prior DIYs might have helped a fair amount.

I was also going to ask if you had started or driven it yet and whether there were any leaks...but the closing frames of the video answered that...

Prying the bearing cap out and hitting things with hammers to try and get them back in when they need to go in perfectly square and to an exact depth may not have been the best techniques. Did you replace the rear main seal or try to reinstall the one you removed? The current, updated version has multiple sealing ribs on it vs. the original that just had one and is more prone to leaking.

Interested to watch part 2 of the video.
The prying was due to advice! Maybe bad advice... It was a new seal but it turns out the only way to properly seat it is with a special tool. We have that tool now and will be trying again later this week.
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Originally Posted by Z2A911 View Post
The prying was due to advice! Maybe bad advice... It was a new seal but it turns out the only way to seat the seal properly is with a special tool. We have that tool now and will be taking the car apart again later this week.

If the crankshaft seal tool you bought is this one



let me know when you're done with it and I may purchase it from you to add to my Porsche specialty tool collection.

Good luck with the reinstall.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:21 PM
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I think I learned a lesson. Drove an hour and a half in my 2009 C4S 997.2 to a respected Porsche Indy for an oil change. I took 2 five quart jugs of Mobile 1 but did not have filter nor crush washer. Was quoted $165 for labor including needed filter and washer. . Tech refilled with 8.5 quarts ( I know because I was returned container with 1.5 quarts remaining). The first 7 quarts went in , motor started and warmed until dash display would register, then more oil slowly added while tech went back and forth checking display until top bar on display filled. I mentioned most people on forum were of the opinion we should stick to just above half on the display but not to top bar. Tech dismissed that notion. As I left, I failed to notice tech forgot to cancel service reminder notice. Upon my hour and a half return home I pulled into the garage and rechecked the oil level display and of course it was to the top of the rectangle with zero head space. Concerned I am a quart over filled I called back and was again told 8.5 quarts is correct and not over filled and given apology regarding failure to cancel service reminder as well as offer to pay to have it cancelled elsewhere closer to my home ( doesn't exist). Later while surfing posts regarding correct oil level I stumbled across video changing the oil on a 997 with an 8 year old. So do I need to siphon out one quart? Yes , I'll be doing my own oil change from now on.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:31 PM
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I think I learned a lesson. Drove an hour and a half in my 2009 C4S 997.2 to a respected Porsche Indy for an oil change. I took 2 five quart jugs of Mobile 1 but did not have filter nor crush washer. Was quoted $165 for labor including needed filter and washer. . Tech refilled with 8.5 quarts ( I know because I was returned container with 1.5 quarts remaining). The first 7 quarts went in , motor started and warmed until dash display would register, then more oil slowly added while tech went back and forth checking display until top bar on display filled. I mentioned most people on forum were of the opinion we should stick to just above half on the display but not to top bar. Tech dismissed that notion. As I left, I failed to notice tech forgot to cancel service reminder notice. Upon my hour and a half return home I pulled into the garage and rechecked the oil level display and of course it was to the top of the rectangle with zero head space. Concerned I am a quart over filled I called back and was again told 8.5 quarts is correct and not over filled and given apology regarding failure to cancel service reminder as well as offer to pay to have it cancelled elsewhere closer to my home ( doesn't exist). Later while surfing posts regarding correct oil level I stumbled across video changing the oil on a 997 with an 8 year old. So do I need to siphon out one quart? Yes , I'll be doing my own oil change from now on.
2 factors affects the oil level readings. The car has to be perfectly level and while the engine is hot after driving the oil level will indicate higher. This is normal because fluid expands in higher temperature. I would say 8.5 is a bit over by about 1/2 qt.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:15 PM
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Measure the level before the oil change. Measure what comes out. Add back the same plus or minus a bit based upon what you measured before the change.

In my case, over my stewardship of 85K miles and 18 oil changes it has always been one or two bars down (or if you prefer one to two bars up), 7.5 quarts out, 7.5 quarts in. No additions in between changes.

Oil burning varies a lot between these cars. YMMV.
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