Oil leak - 2018 GTS

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Northandy
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Oil leak - 2018 GTS

Post by Northandy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:12 pm

So my may 2018 car was in for it's first service at 19,300 issue discovered by them is oil leak from the passenger side of the engine, can't be seen normally as hidden by the undertray.

Seems it's not unusual from googling it, they suspect it's a snapped bolt on the timing chain cover, car going in 15th July for a week while they drop the engine out to resolve it.

Will update when the work is done to see what it actually was, I guess the positive is that it's under warranty as I wouldn't look forward to that bill!


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Re: Oil leak - 2018 GTS

Post by Paul » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:29 pm

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Lucky it was spotted....but when (and how) did it snap?
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Re: Oil leak - 2018 GTS

Post by Northandy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 pm

Paul wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:29 pm
?

Lucky it was spotted....but when (and how) did it snap?
From new is the suspicion, I guess I'll know for definite when they get to have a look.

It's obviously not lost much as I only had one small oil top up in the first 20k, its hidden by the undertray and I have on street parking so wouldn't see signs on a drive if I was parked in the same spot over and over


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Re: Oil leak - 2018 GTS

Post by Towser » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:01 pm

Mine had something very similar. I think they said it was from rocker cover. Wasn't using any oil or anything. They had it a week and as far as I'm aware its all good.
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Re: Oil leak - 2018 GTS

Post by PSEE » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:38 pm

The timing chain cover oil leak issue is/was caused by the over torquing of the Torx bolts when the engine
was assembled. Over time and heating/cooling cycles of the engine, one or more of these aluminum bolts
is/are prone to fracture, allowing a bit of oil to seep from the engine.

I have a 2015 Macan Turbo that's been in the shop since 6/21 awaiting completion of the warranty work to
address this issue. It is, unfortunately, an engine-out issue.


The belief, on this side of the pond, was that the 2018 models were not affected by this problem. Looks like
that belief will ned some revision...


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