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    Any offers of assistance

    Following my initial mail regarding the 996 oil/water mix problem what does anybody think of this oilcap and inlet?

    I would appreciate some help as I am not an expert!!!

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    You can clean it out using a microfiber towel. Then make sure your oil is filled up to where it should be. Then you need to go for a long drive...100+ miles. The gunk you see now is caused by numerous short drives. Short drives are ok, but not all the time.

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    Thanks for your help...its good to know there is help out there as I am looking for my first Porsche.This was a car I saw on Friday with 38000 miles on the clock, a C4S.

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    For more help, I'd go to www.renntech.org ...in the Forums section. Alot more technical info there. On Rennteam, the guys on here don't spend too much time on the 996 boards anymore

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    JP66 said:
    Short drives are ok, but not all the time.



    I agree. If most of the driving during the week are trips lasting less than 30 minutes, then, from what I've read on the BITOG forums, at least once a week one should take the car for a long drive to get the oil to operating temperature which gets rid of most of the water condensation.

    With regards to maintenance intervals, short trips equal severe conditions while long trips equal normal conditions. Also, in the spirit of prevention being better than cure, getting a once a year $50 premium oil analysis and interpretation by a respected tribologist (like http://www.dysonanalysis.com/ ) seems worth the expense.

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    Thanks a lot guys.I am going to pick up my firts ever Porsche on Friday.I will post some pics when I get back but the forecast is for rain!!!

     
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