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      02-28-2020, 08:04 AM   #1
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PSA: Rear axle seals

Thanks to this forum, I saw a few posts about people finding leaking axle seals during their last scheduled maintenance. My warranty expires in April and I am the 2nd owner so no maintenance. I decided to take the car into the dealer and pay for a full PPI type inspection just in case there was anything that could be warrantied.

Most posts I saw said it seemed to be only on 15's. Mine's a 16 and both rear axle seals were found to be leaking. Car's in the shop now getting them replaced. I typically do all maintenance myself but this was a little outside my realm.

$140 inspection saved me $1200 outside of warranty.

TL;DR: It's worth getting a full inspection done before warranty expires.
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Thanks to this forum, I saw a few posts about people finding leaking axle seals during their last scheduled maintenance. My warranty expires in April and I am the 2nd owner so no maintenance. I decided to take the car into the dealer and pay for a full PPI type inspection just in case there was anything that could be warrantied.

Most posts I saw said it seemed to be only on 15's. Mine's a 16 and both rear axle seals were found to be leaking. Car's in the shop now getting them replaced. I typically do all maintenance myself but this was a little outside my realm.

$140 inspection saved me $1200 outside of warranty.

TL;DR: It's worth getting a full inspection done before warranty expires.
Curious, how many miles? Any track time?
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Thanks to this forum, I saw a few posts about people finding leaking axle seals during their last scheduled maintenance. My warranty expires in April and I am the 2nd owner so no maintenance. I decided to take the car into the dealer and pay for a full PPI type inspection just in case there was anything that could be warrantied.

Most posts I saw said it seemed to be only on 15's. Mine's a 16 and both rear axle seals were found to be leaking. Car's in the shop now getting them replaced. I typically do all maintenance myself but this was a little outside my realm.

$140 inspection saved me $1200 outside of warranty.

TL;DR: It's worth getting a full inspection done before warranty expires.
Curious, how many miles? Any track time?
41k. previous owner did 1 or 2 track days but that's it. normal daily driver all highway. put 20k+ on it this year myself and never noticed any symptoms or leaks
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I had mine replaced at 12K mi, completely OEM, no track time.
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