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  1. Well I was driving yesterday when the coolant light began to flash, temp hit 200, so I went home and filled the coolant, which was really low. When looking through the fill, there wasn't any coolant all the way down. I put in about 3 quarts [ capacity 2.5 gal.] which was a lot of loss. But There wasn't any leaking. [?] The level stayed steady at the 1/2 min-max mark. Driving today, about 10 miles back and forth, not only did the light come on but the temperature shot up. I pulled into the driveway just as it hit 250. No check engine light, no other diagnostic light, just the flashing coolant light. [meter/check codes?] When I got out of the car, I could hear a loud whine from the trunk. Opened it to find that the coolant cap was venting hot coolant steam, and of course the loud and unnerving hissing-whine, from the cap. After a few moments it stopped. Waited till it all cooled down and slowly and carefully removed the cap. Same issue as above. No visible coolant in fill. I again put about 2 quarts, level hit between min-max. No leaks under car, coolant level hold steady. The mix is 1 gal. Porsche coolant [bought though Pelican], and 1 gal. distilled water. Shaken, not stirred to mix. Let sit. Yes, nice and pink when poured. The coolant tank is brand new, perhaps has a thousand miles on it. Cap came with the tank. Porsche, not OEM. Put on by a reputable shop which specializes in German cars. I screwed that cap down properly, real tight. No overflow. No leaks. I'm loosing coolant when driving, only. Any ideas? Obviously I can't drive it. Next steps is to load it on a flatbed, and drop it off at the shop. {Poor Boxie} ? Thanks, as always!
  2. When I was working on transmission oil/filter change, I noticed exhaust leaks at various joints on both exhausts. Is there a recommended way to fix them? Should I replace the clamps and seals (any particular sealing I should get) at each joint, or should I go with something like muffler weld and or tiger patch? Thanks Danish
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