Various Faults Due to Intenal Leak at the Oil Seperator on Porsche 911

Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.

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Average mileage: 88,000 (75,000–105,000)
Engine affected: 3.4L 6 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
17 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2003 Porsche 91180,000
dealer replaced separator; cost more than $2k
2004 Porsche 91175,000
Coolant loss
2003 Porsche 91192,000
white smoke in the rear right at start up. The white smoke is only for 2-4 minutes at engine start.
2002 Porsche 911105,000
Occasional inconsistent throttle response and idle. Weeping seen on and around the separator. Replaced the part, about 7 hours in shop labor.
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