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Wildcat96 11-03-2010 06:27 AM

930 Oil Leaks
 
Just curious if you guys have experienced alot of oil leaks on your car? I've had oil leaks repaired in the past and it seems to be a never ending occurance. Also, I usually drive the car about once a week and properly warm it up as well. Is this problem a fact of life with Porsche as my previous Boxster had leaks as well? Are you repairing oil leaks frequently?

Used to make fun of Harleys leaking oil - can't do that anymore...

infraredcalvin 11-03-2010 07:13 AM

Part of air-cooled ownership.

pkracer21j 11-03-2010 07:56 AM

The day mine don't leave a few drips on the floor, is the day that they don't have any oil left in them. I've seen quite a few newly rebuilt motors and after a month or two of driving they'll develop a small drip here or there or somewhere. I find that using a light coat of copper spray on the valve gaskets helps keep them dry.

pkracer21j 11-03-2010 07:57 AM

Speaking of harleys dripping, my Ducati used to leave a couple drops on the floor if she sat for more then a couple weeks. lol

onboost 11-03-2010 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by pkracer21j (Post 5652378)
Speaking of harleys dripping, my Ducati used to leave a couple drops on the floor if she sat for more then a couple weeks. lol

My Harley doesn't leak oil.. its just marking its territory. Same with the Turb! :D

mark houghton 11-03-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by onboost (Post 5652762)
My Harley doesn't leak oil.. its just marking its territory. Same with the Turb! :D

My Harley doesn't leak a drop with 38,000 miles on the clock so far. But then, it's a 2001 model....and neither does my wife's 1989 Heritage. Go way back to AMF days and the damn things leaked like a sieve off the showroom floors.

But, the Harleys do weep at the gasket surfaces since changing to Harley's brand of synthetic oil. Thus, in my 930, I still use the old fashioned melted dinosaur juice and don't have any appreciable leaks. Too scared to try full synthetic for that reason.

930cabman 11-03-2010 12:51 PM

930 oil leaks
 
I see it as management, the air cooled animal we choose to drive may have a slight drawback, oil control may be one of those, but the positives far outweigh a little maintainence

John G

xbmwguy 11-03-2010 12:54 PM

this is prob. the kiss of death but i had my motor rebuilt by an excellent shop here in west palm and after 3 paloozas, 3 track days, amd three trips up tp nc and back, AND my normal drive it like ya stole it attitude i have not one drop:D should have never posted this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shadetree930 11-03-2010 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by xbmwguy (Post 5652949)
this is prob. The kiss of death but i had my motor rebuilt by an excellent shop here in west palm and after 3 paloozas, 3 track days, amd three trips up tp nc and back, 1 spin and my normal drive it like ya stole it attitude i have not one drop:d should have never posted this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ftfy


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