What you never want to see in your oil drain pan.

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986 Boxster S. This poured out of my oil filter last night:




The wet stuff is my tears, obviously.

Dreaded IMS is the likely culprit. F word...

I just noticed there's no vomit emoticon on here Uwe. Might want to look into that.

I'm planning on a tear down and overhaul in the coming weeks. I'll post up my progress if anyone cares to see a grown man weep.
 
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Well *bleep* !
 
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Ouch. Looks like there have been several class-action lawsuits related to this?
 
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Yes there have. My car is tool and with too many miles on it to qualify (so I hear). Even if it did, the factory no longer produces a long block, so a short block is shipped to the dealer and then they probably figure a way to charge you for as much of the work as possible.

I can handle the work, I was just hoping it was a couple years down the road. I got a great price on the car so as long as my crank isn't fried I will still be right side up after the engine goes back in (with upgraded IMS of course).

It's a super fun car to drive. It was hauling some serious ass and running perfectly just minutes before I dumped the oil drain plug.
 
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