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couple more stupid questions... where do you check/fill tranny fluid level (tiptronic)? what kind of fluid does it take?
wow...wheres it put all that oil! my 7.3litre powerstroke DIESEL uses 12 quarts, this little motor is only 3 quarts shy...lol. i was hoping alldata was wrong! yeah i saw the section on the vacuum filler on alldata but...just wasn't planning to go buy that vacuum setup to fill my system once. i'll keep an eye on it, realistically i probably won't even drive it much anyways though, bought a larger 4dr luxury car while the porsche was sitting...i don't want it anymore. :(
also does this thing really take 8 3/4 quarts of oil???
well about a 1-2 months ago my boxster started heating up...so i parked it, 3 weeks ago i put it on ramps in the rear...and then it sat again, last week i pulled the waterpump, thermostat housing, etc... and ordered new parts. TODAY i finally put everything back on. i just wanted to say that i can understand why porsche charges so much to work on the stupid cars. i did the waterpump, thermostat, air filter (K&N), and belt...it took me 4 hours!! granted if i had a lift it probably would have been much much easier but, i don't. it was the most aggravating thing i've ever worked on...it had me swearing and throwing stuff...esspecially the thermostat housing, the top rear bolt....and that middle left waterpump bolt. Yeehaw. Anyways, i got everything changed, and i filled the collant tank, i took the plastic cover off and found a bleeder looking system, pulled it and it drained the tank down (cool) so i THINK i have it full. then i let it warm up with the heater on full blast. it warmed up to just between the 8 and 0 in 180. i know i asked this before but... it ran between 8/0, i kicked on the a/c and it went just into the 0 of 180 (so it moved about 1/16 of an inch), then i shut it all down entirely and it ran right around that spot till i shut it down. is that normal? before it got to about 3/4 on the guage once and then i stopped driving it and did all this. hopefully these results are good. if not...i may just have to park my 6x6 on the 986.
it's a 99 with 168k?
today i decided to finally FIND my motor...yeah i've never seen it. so i opened it up (was Far easier than i thought it was going to be) and found my serpentine belt looks HORRIBLE....all cracked and whatnot. and as i mentioned before it seemed to be heating up more than it should...so i thought while i'm in there i may as well replace the belt, waterpump and thermostat and air filter. air filter is common sense, belt looks pretty easy (checked all data), thermostat looks a bit confusing from the pictures (couldn't see it on the car..it's dark out)...and waterpump looks pretty straight forward. just figured i'd see if anyone has any tips before i jump into this.
well i checked the coolant level, checked that the fans were kicking on with the a/c and they are. i took it for a 20 mile drive this evening, ambient temp of 100 outside, i ran it for about 13 miles with a/c set at 64, and the temp was between the 8 and 0 in 180, it started to go up a little to the middle of the 0 (and seemed to level off there) after about 13 miles, then i turned the a/c off, but left the blower going, but NOT heat, left it set at 64, a/c off, and it cooled back to between the 8 and 0. i think it just needs a basic servicing.
i've had my share of blown headgaskets (used to work at a junkyard)....there was no boiling over or anything of that nature, it didn't smell hot either, no signs or indications other than the temp. guage. i don't think it's anything serious, but it's my "toy" so...it'll probably be a month before i even have time to look into it anyways.
Hey, i was out in my 99 boxster today...when i noticed the temp guage was between the 250 mark and the unmarked one before 250. it's around 115 degree's in the sun (105 in the shade), a/c full blast. i shut off the a/c and turned the heat on high and it went down the the unmarked spot a bit right of the middle, in about 40 seconds, then i had to turn the a/c back on (was simply to hot), finished my drive home, and it stayed just a bit above that unmarked line. should i be worrying? oil is clean, coolant is full..