2002 Porsche Boxster Q&A
2002 Porsche Boxster Question: oil leak
I am the original owner, 15,800mi/25,600km. My car has been perfect. This morning, I drove it a short distance and when I returned, I saw an 18"x24" pool of very clean oil where I park my car. I have not driven it since, though I did start it..it sounds perfect. The digital oil gauge shows the oil is fine (had the yearly maintenance in May). The car has been maintained only by the dealership.There has not been a single drop of oil since, and photos taken underneath show nothing. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Thanks! - jay8888
This will need a visual inspection to determine the cause. If you can get under where the puddle is, you may be able to see the cause of the leak. If this is not possible, then I would get it towed so you don't do any damage, and it will prevent oil from getting all over the underside of the vehicle. - munkyrench
of it's clean it's probably collant and not oil. Most likely a leak in the reservoir. - Visitor
THIS SOUNDS LIKE A FAILURE IN YOUR OIL PUMP BRING IT TO DEALER TO CHECK IF IT THE OIL PUMP. - Visitor
In trying to figure out "my prob" I read in the owners Manuel you can't make a determination from what the "Oil gauge" shows.. :(. Good LUCK! I feel your STRESS! - diffee
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