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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...

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

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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 should have never posted this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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