The reservoir in my 2002 Carrera 996 is "just " slightly under the minimum mark. There appears to be no leaks,and nothing present in the oil, that I can see, so after 8 years,and 22,500 miles I reckon it just dissipated somehow ,as it is not that much ? I want to top it up,and thought you could only use "genuine" OEM Porsche coolant to do a top up, as well as if I decide to do a complete coolant change. The local Porsche mechanic here in Daytona Beach "Kennedy Porsche" ( private garage,and NOT a dealer) tells me he uses coolant from the parts company/store Advance auto parts ,and their brand which is "Advance coolant" with the "Orange cap" ? He claims he uses it ALL the time for top up's and complete coolant changes,and it's exactly the same as the genuine Porsche coolant ? I don't want to do anything wrong,and this guy has been in business for years here in Daytona,and claims it is fine to use ? Also the coolant that came in my 2002 / 996 is colored/ coloured yellow ?
And I understand it is ok to mix it. So is it ok to use this Advance auto parts coolant,and does the color make any difference ? Any advice on this would be appreciated,as I'm somewhat confused ? Also do I do a 50/50 mix with distilled water and coolant ? Thanks for ANY advice, Cheers Dave
Edited by britdave, January 03, 2011 - 01:14 PM.