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#1 Mikez996

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 02:17 PM

My 1999 911 has a small coolant leak that I can not pinpoint. Does a "universal" cooling system pressure tester fit the 996? Has anyone done this with success?


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Posted June 04, 2010 - 02:45 PM

My 1999 911 has a small coolant leak that I can not pinpoint. Does a "universal" cooling system pressure tester fit the 996? Has anyone done this with success?



Yes, we use Stant pressure testers in the shop just about every day. You will need to obtain the correct adaptor for a Porsche, but the Stant system will work with anything........

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 03:33 PM


My 1999 911 has a small coolant leak that I can not pinpoint. Does a "universal" cooling system pressure tester fit the 996? Has anyone done this with success?



Yes, we use Stant pressure testers in the shop just about every day. You will need to obtain the correct adaptor for a Porsche, but the Stant system will work with anything........

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Thanks JFP. I was just looking at the Craftsman tester. It has 8 adapters. Does the car have to be running? Because the coolant leaks on one of the pulleys and ends up all over the place, making it hard to spot the leak. Thank you. Mike
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Posted June 05, 2010 - 07:09 AM



My 1999 911 has a small coolant leak that I can not pinpoint. Does a "universal" cooling system pressure tester fit the 996? Has anyone done this with success?



Yes, we use Stant pressure testers in the shop just about every day. You will need to obtain the correct adaptor for a Porsche, but the Stant system will work with anything........

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Thanks JFP. I was just looking at the Craftsman tester. It has 8 adapters. Does the car have to be running? Because the coolant leaks on one of the pulleys and ends up all over the place, making it hard to spot the leak. Thank you. Mike

No, the car does not have to be running. You can also add a UV dye that will show where the leaks are as well. As for the Craftsman unit, we use Stant becuase the make adaptors for anything which you can add as you need them; sets that come with a cluster of "most popular" adaptors usually don't make sense because you end up with a bunch of stuff you never use..............
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Posted June 07, 2010 - 09:45 AM




My 1999 911 has a small coolant leak that I can not pinpoint. Does a "universal" cooling system pressure tester fit the 996? Has anyone done this with success?



Yes, we use Stant pressure testers in the shop just about every day. You will need to obtain the correct adaptor for a Porsche, but the Stant system will work with anything........

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Thanks JFP. I was just looking at the Craftsman tester. It has 8 adapters. Does the car have to be running? Because the coolant leaks on one of the pulleys and ends up all over the place, making it hard to spot the leak. Thank you. Mike

No, the car does not have to be running. You can also add a UV dye that will show where the leaks are as well. As for the Craftsman unit, we use Stant becuase the make adaptors for anything which you can add as you need them; sets that come with a cluster of "most popular" adaptors usually don't make sense because you end up with a bunch of stuff you never use..............

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