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By fpena944
#154263
Changed the oil in our 2011 Cayenne Turbo about two weeks ago. Took a 1200 mile road trip since then so the fact that I just found a small puddle of oil on our garage floor is quite concerning to me.

I don't have the car in front of me but when my wife brings it home, what are some of the areas I should try to focus on for source of leaks?
By XR4Tim
#154303
Drain plug and filter housing are both pretty common spots. Also, if you've got PDCC, check the lines by the front sway bar.
By lupo.sk
#154399
Check intercoolers, oil pools in driver’s side IC lower pipe
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By fpena944
#154434
XR4Tim wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:17 am Drain plug and filter housing are both pretty common spots. Also, if you've got PDCC, check the lines by the front sway bar.
lupo.sk wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:23 pm Check intercoolers, oil pools in driver’s side IC lower pipe
Thank you both. I checked the oil level and it's still the same level it was after I changed the oil. So hoping it's maybe just something that accumulated over the last couple of weeks.

Will check tomorrow and see what I can find!
By fpena944
#154610
Ok sort of worried and want to see if my diagnosis is correct.

Took the cover off and here is what I see:
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If you look to the left that is the actual source of the leak. There's nothing running down behind it but to me it appears that this is a hole in the oil pan. Is that correct? Or am I seeing something different and jumping to the wrong conclusion.

Here is another view:
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Does this mean oil pan replacement? If so how difficult? Any patchwork solutions like a JB-Weld a suitable alternative?

In any case, going to park the CTT and let wife use the Cayman and I'll rely on the 996 until we get it fixed.
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By fpena944
#154616
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As I was securing the plastic cover under the car I realized that the screw hole for one of them lines up perfectly with the hole in the oil pan.

Then I also realized one of the screws is longer than all the others.

Yeah self-inflicted damage here. I screwed into my own oil pan!

Going to drain the oil and try some JB-Weld. If that doesn't seem to hold then a new oil pan will be in the works. Ugh... :banghead:
By fpena944
#155048
i am not a traitor wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:44 am Image
I know at first I was asking my wife what she ran over. But then I got to thinking about how with the plastic covering there shouldn't be any way for a puncture without any damage to the outside.

Then I was fitting one of the plastic covers on and noticed it fit perfectly into where that hole was. Argh!

The JB Weld seems to be holding pretty well so far. I checked yesterday and it was dry. Will check again today and the day after before putting the covers back on. Lesson learned for sure!
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