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2002 Boxster S RMS leak worry - correlation with intermediate shaft failure?


Vehicle Information: Model (Boxster, Boxster S,Cayman, Cayman S): Boxster S; Year: 2002; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2 l. - none; Total Mileage: 38,000; Transmission: Manual;

My car is tracked about 5 days a year, and I do much of my own maintenance. About a year ago, I noted a drop of oil at bottom of bell-housing, and thought RMS leak! But NO oil has been used in 6,000 mi., and there has not been a single drop of oil on the garage floor. I figured it was a non-issue. My independent mechanic says to fix it right now with the "upgrade kit" that includes both the 997 seal, and new bolts that strengthen the area around the intermediate shaft. If not, he says they will continue to stretch, and the intermediate shaft will back out, destroying the engine. Is this a valid issue that has been seen with regularity, or just hyperbole with no basis in fact? What would you do if it were your car.

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