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Good afternoon loran. I actually had to change my hood. Long story but it had my radio code written on it. If you could help out much appreciated. It is a 2000 boxster 986. Serial number is: y5040147 Type:4467 Thanks!
Sorry this is not exciting but I somehow receive emails everytime someone posts a radio code request. Of course a super busy thread. I receive several emails regarding a notification and have no idea how to remove myself from this. Thank you.
Oh yeah I should know better and learn every day. Turns out the water pump was actually jammed into the engine block and never spun once. Just turned on the shaft. Guess it wasnt made for the correct tolerance. Nothing was damaged except my wallet and time. I did wonder why the stock pump had a plastic impellor. Thanks for that info and the heater info. I guess the only time I tried the heater was during this ordeal. So of course no heat. Time to open the wallet and get it fixed. Not much fun sitting in my shop. The air lift system is a very nice tool to have. I used one years ago a tenant of mine fixed radiators and swore by it. I used it once and decided I needed one. About the only way to fill this car for sure. Thanks everyone for your help. I am a new owner and do all my own work so you will hear from me again I'm sure.
Funny you mention jacking the back of the car up. Actually read his article about that and gave it a try. To no avail. I unfortunately had to head out of town for a few days and didn't have the chance to pull the water pump. I did not use a oem replacement it was an ebay water pump. I know I should have spent the money and probably will end up spending it anyway. Also funny you mention it hitting the engine. I noticed that the impellor sits very close to the engine block. I believe that it may have hit it right away. It must be something like that. And here is a stupid question and actually tried to figure it out but....how exactly do you turn on the heater? I have not a clue. Not that I need it for a bit here its hot! Thanks. Da888
Hey guys thanks for the response. As far as how much of the old impeller is floating around inside the system. I beleive very little if any. The fins that broke off were in pretty large chunks and I found the big chunks during removal. I have a gates air lift system which I used tp fill it. Very nice system and easy to use. The air in the system was my first thought but I have rulled that out. I need to pull the water pump back off and put it on the workbench. Just make sure it is good.
Thanks for the response wizard. I have visually checked the belt and the pulley on the water pump. Seems all is correct. Yes the original water pump had damage to the plastic fins. A few of the ends were broken off. I removed the thermostat and flushed it the best I could. I replaced the coolant with new coolant so yes there were mixed coolants. I actually just removed the thermostat completely and after about 10 mins or so of idling it started building pressure and getting hot. I guess I'm about to remove the water pump and inspect or replace it. Seems like there isn't much to it. Has me very frustrated.
Ok so I changed the waterpump out. It was bad. Ran fine before the waterpump replacement. Pulled the thermostat tested it worked fine. Bought a gates airlift bled the coolant. Still overheats! Can't drive it but up the street before issues. Am I doing something wrong? Beating my head against a wall here. Thanksin advance for any help.
Tried the burp valve to no avail. Just plenty of gurgling and some steam. Just found the tool on amazon and will be added to the tool box. I can borrow one for now but I can't stand to borrow anything twice. Looks handy to have also.
No the vacuum device is something that I dont have in the tool box. Looks like I may need to find one! I feel as though you are correct and there is just some trapped air in the system. After all there is quite a bit of piping as opposed to a front mounted engine. Thanks. I'll try the vacuum and let you know.
So... Just had my water pump fail and installed a new one. Bled the cooling system as instructed on the various treads on this forum. No luck. As soon as it runs for a few minutes it overheates. Can the waterpump be bad?! Did not replace the thermostat but will if I'm back under there. Any suggestions are welcome thanks.
Hi there looking for some help here. I have a 2000 2.7 boxster and last night drove it without the ac for the first time and it got a bit hot. Pulled over and noticed the fans were not on. I turned on the ac and the fans came to life. High speed I would say. I'm not sure what setup this car uses to control fan speeds, cycling ect. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
I know this has been beaten like a dead horse but new to the porsche owners community and your site. Just bought a second hand 2000 boxster. My radio model is 4462. And the serial is y5040147. I think loran has a system to decode these. Thanks in advance. Love to have some tunes.