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New (used) Carrera 4 owner, and a question


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Well I don't know if any of you have seen me post on here before, I had asked a few questions before purchasing a car and finally found the perfect one. '99 Carrera 4 in Glacier White with only 33k miles on it, in perfect condition... It is very gorgeous and I'm happy to be the new owner. I do have a question though:

Does anyone know why the spoiler would go up at 50mph and down at 20 mph? esp. anything aftermarket or tuning system-wise that could change that? I was told the dealers could change that on the ECU but now the two nearest dealers tell me otherwise... So... Any ideas?

Also, my coolant is leaking super duper slowly (we're talking the resevoir is empty after about a week), I'm pretty sure the leak is right by the rear driver's side wheel... Any rough guesses as to what it could be?

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Since the spoiler is opening and closing but not at the usual speeds it makes since that it’s programmed different. You would think that it could be re-programmed to factory setting: maybe something to consider whenever you bring it in for service. I wouldn’t worry about it.

The coolant leak is either the coolant tank itself or the cap. There is a DIY on replacing the tank if you are so inclined or have your mechanic do it. I need to replace mine shortly after I bought my car and it cost me over $900 at the Porsche dealer. If I had to do it all over again I would do it myself. Do a search on “coolant tank cap” for the upgraded part number.

Good luck.

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Since the spoiler is opening and closing but not at the usual speeds it makes since that it’s programmed different. You would think that it could be re-programmed to factory setting: maybe something to consider whenever you bring it in for service. I wouldn’t worry about it.

The coolant leak is either the coolant tank itself or the cap. There is a DIY on replacing the tank if you are so inclined or have your mechanic do it. I need to replace mine shortly after I bought my car and it cost me over $900 at the Porsche dealer. If I had to do it all over again I would do it myself. Do a search on “coolant tank cap” for the upgraded part number.

Good luck.

I echo what you said about replacing the coolant tank. I didn't quite pay as much as you did for the repair ($700) propably because the shop was an independent shop. None the less still a nice chunk of change! I have '99 C4 6spd.

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Since the spoiler is opening and closing but not at the usual speeds it makes since that it’s programmed different. You would think that it could be re-programmed to factory setting: maybe something to consider whenever you bring it in for service. I wouldn’t worry about it.

The coolant leak is either the coolant tank itself or the cap. There is a DIY on replacing the tank if you are so inclined or have your mechanic do it. I need to replace mine shortly after I bought my car and it cost me over $900 at the Porsche dealer. If I had to do it all over again I would do it myself. Do a search on “coolant tank cap” for the upgraded part number.

Good luck.

I echo what you said about replacing the coolant tank. I didn't quite pay as much as you did for the repair ($700) propably because the shop was an independent shop. None the less still a nice chunk of change! I have '99 C4 6spd.

I won't be paying it, the dealer I bought the car from will be paying to fix it but I have a 6spd as well.

The issue cannot be changed at a dealer, I called both the nearest dealers and both say that it is impossible for the spoiler to be changed.

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Be certain that the coolant leak is the tank itself and not the engine case. The case is the problem that I had on an 02.

I'm almost positive it isn't the engine case, its coming from up higher and a little bit too far forward from the engine (also a little too far forward from the coolant resevoir) I honestly think its just a hose line going from the resevoir up to the radiator in the front of the car. But it could be the tank if the tank is that far forward.

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