Over the weekend, I completed my annual/3,500 mile oil change. No problems, I used the wooden cribs I built a while back, and let the oil drain for 2+ hours before reinstalling a new drain plug and crush washer along with a new Wix oil filter. It was simple and quick, and overall my 986 is running well, although I need to detail it again.
However, while I was under the car I checked the oil leak I noticed about 5,000 miles ago on the passenger side of the engine. I had cleaned it up to see if it would return and it is still there. For the first time ever I added about 1/2 quart of oil to my 986 between oil changes, so I have decided this is something that needs to be addressed now. I am happy to do most of my own maintenance but troubleshooting internal engine issues is not my strong suit so I will be taking my 986 to a mechanic to resolve this. I am hoping it is not the RMS, I actually think it could be something simple like a cracked spark plug tube, but we will see.
I also have gotten two unrelated Check Engine Light codes, P0410 and P1411, which are secondary air system issues. I think my overheating issue a few weeks ago might have deteriorated some hoses, although they both happened while I had the purge valve on my coolant tank open so I have cleared them to see if they return.
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