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slahti

Average Running Temp 997-1 2S

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I have a:

2006

997S

Manual

57k miles

It seem to be running a little hot. Needle was always right at 9 Oclock now getting closer to 200 and 10 Oclock

What is IDEAL I checked level and seems fine.

:thankyou:

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Ahh Ha....

Oh how I LOVE this forum.

Could you guide me to a good DIY on this. Dont want to damage my baby..

Time to clean the front radiators?

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Bumper removal is slightly different than the 996 series and is covered here in other posts.

Once you get the bumper off cleaning the radiators and AC condensers is exactly the same. There is even a video in the Videos section.

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Are you talking oil temp or water temp. If it's oil temp then 9 o'clock is about right, just above 200F. If you're talking water temp then that's at 175F or 12 o'clock

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Yep. Was referring to OIL temp :-)

At the shop may need a water pump small leak is running kinda hot 225.

Thanks

Are you talking oil temp or water temp. If it's oil temp then 9 o'clock is about right, just above 200F. If you're talking water temp then that's at 175F or 12 o'clock

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Oil temp of 225 is normal for these cars when it's warm out and they are fully warmed up. In cooler weather 200 or so for your oil would be about right. My '07 will run 200 or so unless the ambient temp is over 80 at which point I've seen 225 on many occasions without any issues. If your water temp is 175, that's normal as well. In fact my water temp has never been a degree above or below 175 once it's warmed up since I've owned it.

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The coolant temperature gauge on the 997 is known to be "dumb". It is apparently placed in such a location that it does not indicate the actual highest temperature in the motor. Any time that the temperature gauge goes over 175 degrees can be a matter of concern. In 5 years of operation, the only time it ran over was on a 90 degree + day when part of the plastic ducting under the car was busted up after running over a "road alligator".

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