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1996 993 Leaking Shock

Suspension and Steering

Vehicle Information: Model: 993 ; Year: 1996; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 25,000;

Although there are many questions on shocks I did not see anything about a leaking shock. I noticed a clear oil like substance, a little larger than a quarter in size which leaked onto the garage floor just inside the passenger side rear tire on my 1996 993 coupe. I could not see the source but it looked like it was dripping down the shock to the floor. The undertray is still in place on the car. My dealer says the shock is leaking, and they also noticed stains (not yet dripping leaks) on the RMS and timing chain cover. Other than that they report the car is immaculate. They stated they would be happy to replace the rear shocks for a cost of $896, but the mechanics advice was to wait and see what develops. While this makes sense to me with respect to the RMS and timing chain cover, Im not so sure about the shock. Should the rear shocks be replaced sooner rather than later? Does the dealer price seem high? What can I expect to pay at an independent Porsche specialist shop? Also, do the RMS & timing chain cover stains indicate leaks are just a matter of time? The car is used mostly on weekends, I put about 2,000-2,500 miles on the car/yr, and current mileage is 25,000 mi. The dealer changes the oil every year in December, and the car is not using any oil.Thanks.

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