Report: Various Faults Due to Intenal Leak at the Oil Seperator
Porsche Boxster Problem
Average Mileage: 76,437 mi (43,500 mi - 125,000 mi)
Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.
Visitor, 2003 Porsche Boxster, 43,500 mi
Check engine light illuminated. 02 sensor was blocked with oil. Failure of oil separator allowed oil to enter the sensor.
Dealer described as "catastophic oil-seperator failure". Engine started missing, within 1/4 mile I was engulfed in black smoke. $2,500 later.....Should a part just "catastrophically" fail?
Visitor, 2003 Porsche Boxster, 76,000 mi
Noticed some smoke at start up. No major change in the way it was running, but knew the smoke waan't right. also noticed some change in engine sound at start up. At the shop now, being repaired.
Visitor, 2002 Porsche Boxster, 70,000 mi
white smoke and unstable idle at start
Visitor, 2005 Porsche Boxster
misfires, excessive fuel consumption.
replaced separator all good.