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Old 09-27-2011, 07:42 AM
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good ol' RMS leak.....

no biggie. they can fix it and you will be fine.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:55 AM
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Indeed. But now you know that "the 3.8 doesn't leak" isn't really true
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ir_fuel View Post
A quick update on this one.

Seems I am the first here to suffer an RMS leak on an mk2 engine.
I don't believe that for a second.

If I were you, and this might be difficult to negotiate, but I would personally figure it out somehow, since the engine is likely out get all the coolant fittings welded or drill tapped / the Sharkwerks method.

Kill 2 birds with one stone - get it done now.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:46 AM
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This seems much more severe than just your garden-variety RMS leak--which drips not pours. You have a HUGE amount of fluids out... I suspect there's a more onerous cause at play...
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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I had the guys from the dealership on the phone today and they confirmed it is an RMS leak. Car will be fixed by tomorrow.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:39 PM
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Well, they fixed it, I drove it for one day and there is oil all over the place again

Car again at the dealership.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:46 PM
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:34 PM
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Keep us posted on what they find.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:15 AM
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Ugggh. I'm in the same boat. Just went out of warranty about a month ago. Figures....

From what I understand, this is going to be "an engine out repair" if I understand it correctly?
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:19 AM
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You also have a 3.8?

From what I understood they remove the gearbox and the clutch. (but not sure)
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:27 AM
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No, I have a 3.6

Apparently it's standard protocol to drop the motor, as it's easier to do that than to pull the tranny. I'm not a mechanic though so don't take my word for it
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:49 AM
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Any new news on your car?
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 PM
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Well it seems they "guessed" where the leak came from the first time and they replaced the RMS, which didn't solve it obviously. Now they told me it was coming from the oil cooler (I believe there is one on the transmission?) and that they ordered the parts. Hopefully I have the car back tomorrow. Apparently it was hard to see where the leak came from (I also think that it only really leaked in track-like conditions e.g. higher oil temperature/pressure than on the street).


So not the first RMS leaking mk2 on rennlist it seems.

As soon as I have more news I'll post it here.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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I've had this issue with my 996 gt2. After being so frustrated with my back bumper being covered in spots of oil after every track day I looked into it further eventually removing the engine. When I stripped the engine ancillaries it turned out to be the alloy connecting pipe that runs from the top over the engine oil cooler up to the oilfilter housing.
My dealer told me this is not uncommon and they have done afew on various 996 and 997.1&2.
Hope this helps,

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:17 AM
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Yeah it should be that cooler, since it is an engine-out job.
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