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Just trying to get confirmation if the latest Porsche OEM cap (996.106.447.04) is black plastic instead of blue.... Not sure when they went from 03 to 04.

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No Porsche dealers within a 2hr round trip of me, so I'm likely going to order it online.....

I noticed a light hissing sound a couple nights ago when getting some groceries outta trunk... Going to try the cap 1st. I have the .00 version still on my '01 BoxS

Thx,

Peter

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Just trying to get confirmation if the latest Porsche OEM cap (996.106.447.04) is black plastic instead of blue.... Not sure when they went from 03 to 04.

No Porsche dealers within a 2hr round trip of me, so I'm likely going to order it online.....

I noticed a light hissing sound a couple nights ago when getting some groceries outta trunk... Going to try the cap 1st. I have the .00 version still on my '01 BoxS

Thx,

Peter

I ordered one for my wife's '99 Boxster last year as a preventative measure. Not sure what the part number was, I'd have to dig out the receipt. The replacement was blue, and it was quite a few revisions removed from the old cap, which was blue too.

This cap design has been around on VAG and Porsche products for a few decades now. The one in your picture says "West Germany" on it, so the pic itself is probably some old stock photo. If you click the "Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost" link above and give them a call, you're guaranteed to get the right cap, whatever the color.

Mark

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Just trying to get confirmation if the latest Porsche OEM cap (996.106.447.04) is black plastic instead of blue.... Not sure when they went from 03 to 04.

No Porsche dealers within a 2hr round trip of me, so I'm likely going to order it online.....

I noticed a light hissing sound a couple nights ago when getting some groceries outta trunk... Going to try the cap 1st. I have the .00 version still on my '01 BoxS

Thx,

Peter

I ordered one for my wife's '99 Boxster last year as a preventative measure. Not sure what the part number was, I'd have to dig out the receipt. The replacement was blue, and it was quite a few revisions removed from the old cap, which was blue too.

This cap design has been around on VAG and Porsche products for a few decades now. The one in your picture says "West Germany" on it, so the pic itself is probably some old stock photo. If you click the "Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost" link above and give them a call, you're guaranteed to get the right cap, whatever the color.

Mark

The switch to rev 04 must have been within the last year, I bought the rev03 at the end of June last year and it's blue, but the rubber seal looks very similar to the one in your picture (my 00 didn't look the same). However, online pictures of the 04 appear to be blue. The one you show appears to match what the rev01 looked like.

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I have not been keeping up on this stuff since the .02 cap that was sold in a .01 bag for a while. The black caps I have seen were "aftermarket" but made by the same company. Did not pay attention to the old West Germany. As stated, VAG uses this cap. I have a January 1997 and my original cap has the VW/Audi logs on it.

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I have not been keeping up on this stuff since the .02 cap that was sold in a .01 bag for a while. The black caps I have seen were "aftermarket" but made by the same company. Did not pay attention to the old West Germany. As stated, VAG uses this cap. I have a January 1997 and my original cap has the VW/Audi logs on it.

Just an update.

I ordered a rad cap, and a spare plastic igniition switch from one of the online Canadian parts places.

I did receive the same cap as the black one pictured above. While my .00 blue cap wasn't leaking fluid , I could hear a bit of air venting around it a few weeks ago when I was at the grocery store (car off). It was a slight hissing sound, similiar to a pinhole leak in a tire.

I'll keep an eye on the tank and monitor coolant levels over the next few weeks.

Peter

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