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Final analysis - Broken wire at the coolant temperature sensor. All is well after the wire break was repaired. :) Thanks for your help.
Thanks again, Richard. I started it up again last night. Confirmed 1Hz blink rate on the temp indicator. The amber light on the cluster I thought was a coolant indicator is the check engine light. I'll get her checked out at a shop. Cheers, --Gary
Thanks Richard. It makes sense that a faulty sensor would drive the behavior of all three symptoms. Is this a shop fix, or is this something I can do? Any instructions and illustrations on how to replace the sensor? Thanks, --Gary
Hi Richard, From my memory, the flash speed was about 1 Hz. That would be consistent with the faulty water outlet temp sensor. Seems that would also be consistent with temp indicator at bottom of scale. Would that also be consistent with amber coolant idiot light on the row of indicators below instrument cluster illuminated? Thanks, --Gary
Thanks for the responses. I'll look into the sensor connection this evening. I noticed the blinking coolant indicator when I started the car to head home from work. The engine should have been cool, and I should not have needed the fans. TEMPERATURE INDICATOR: So... any idea about the temp indicator reading at the bottom of the scale? That is definitely not right. Also, the amber coolant idiot light is on. I am still hoping this is a minor concern! Cheers.
Sorry - this post is a duplication. Please see the original post, which has responses. My 2001 Boxster S just started flashing the coolant level indicator. The coolant temp reads at the bottom of the gauge. The coolant idiot lit is on. I topped up the coolant in the filler in the rear trunk, but it took less than a pint. What's amiss? Is it a sensor (I hope)? Thanks.
My 2001 Boxster S just started blinking the coolant light, and the temp gauge reads bottom of scale, and the coolant indicator light is on. I checked the coolant level in the rear trunk, and it is fine. What's up?
Thanks much for the reply, ekam. I did confirm the 36/40mm front piston sizes from Zeckhausen, and got the seals. I had my local mechanic install them as part of a caliper rebuild and new front brakes. Ready for a DE at the local track. :rolleyes: Thanks to all for your help, --Gary
Thanks much for the quick response, Catman. I do see Brembo Piston Pressure seals on the hrpworld site. I'll contact those folks tomorrow. Cheers, --Gary Contact "hrpworld.com" they will be able to help you with knockback seals and other parts to rebuild Brembo calipers Catman
Hi, I have a sticking piston in my RF caliper on my 2001 Boxster S. I found caliper seal kits, but they only contain the dust seals - not the piston seals. I've seen references to people replacing the piston seals. Can anyone tell me where I can find caliper rebuild kits - or caliper seals? Looks like the pistons are two different sizes in the caliper. Thanks.
In March 2009, you replied to a post related to replacing caliper piston seals. My 2001 Boxster S has a hanging piston in the RF caliper. I am searching for a seal kit, but no joy (just the dusts boots).
Do you have a line on the piston seals? Pistons? It would be much appreciated. The other option seems to be a new caliper.
In 2007, you replied to a post about Boxster S brake calipers, saying that you knew where to get inner seals.
I have a 2001 Boxster X with a RF caliper piston binding, and need to rebuild the caliper. I can't find the seals (aside from the dust boots).
Looks like the pistons are two different sizes in the front calipers.
Do you have a line on...
Eric - can you help with part numbers for bore seals? Porsche offers sets of 36mm or 40mm dust seals (but not one set with both sizes), but no bore seals. I have a RF caliper with a hanging caliper piston, and need to rebuild with the piston seals. Can't find the parts. Thanks, --Gary