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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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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
19 people reported this problem
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dealer replaced separator; cost more than $2k
Coolant loss
white smoke in the rear right at start up. The white smoke is only for 2-4 minutes at engine start.
Occasional inconsistent throttle response and idle. Weeping seen on and around the separator. Replaced the part, about 7 hours in shop labor.