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lnferno

Coolant Pipes -- Who has been proactive?

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What I'm curious about are the people that have proactively got the coolant lines replaced? My thinking is that if it's going to happen eventually, I'd rather get it done proactively, rather than waiting for it to happen and then potentially cause other problems indirectly (e.g. starter). I only have 27k miles on my 2006 Turbo S, but I'm not sure if its a matter of miles or age for the coolant lines to go. At this point, I'm more inclined to just bite the bullet and proactively get the job done. What are your thoughts?

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If money is at hand then I would replace the units. It's not a question of if they are going to fail but when.

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What I'm curious about are the people that have proactively got the coolant lines replaced? My thinking is that if it's going to happen eventually, I'd rather get it done proactively, rather than waiting for it to happen and then potentially cause other problems indirectly (e.g. starter). I only have 27k miles on my 2006 Turbo S, but I'm not sure if its a matter of miles or age for the coolant lines to go. At this point, I'm more inclined to just bite the bullet and proactively get the job done. What are your thoughts?

I was not proactive and just waited for it to happen. My pipes failed at 67,000 miles (2004 Cayenne S). I was driving at night and got the low coolant warning on the freeway. I knew what just happened and exited. I filled up my coolant reservoir with some distilled water I was carrying in the trunk for this very moment and made it home 20 miles later. I ordered replacement kit from Sunset Imports in Beaverton OR and my parts arrived in 2 days. I spent most of Saturday replacing the plastic pipes with aluminum ones.

In total the Cayenne was out of commission for 7 days from the point of failure. If the car is not your daily driver I would just wait and keep the cash ready. If you depend on it for regular use then I would plan to change them proactively at a conservative 40k miles.

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just bite the bullet and do it, it is just a matter of time those line will burst. i was proactive i replaced mine, while doing it i found one the lines had a leak... get it done !!!:eek:

What I'm curious about are the people that have proactively got the coolant lines replaced? My thinking is that if it's going to happen eventually, I'd rather get it done proactively, rather than waiting for it to happen and then potentially cause other problems indirectly (e.g. starter). I only have 27k miles on my 2006 Turbo S, but I'm not sure if its a matter of miles or age for the coolant lines to go. At this point, I'm more inclined to just bite the bullet and proactively get the job done. What are your thoughts?

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I just booked mine in for proactive replacement. Just one less thing to think about on our midnight runs over the pass. It is not if, but....when.

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I decided to get it done this week. Just picked it up from the shop. It's nice not having to worry about that anymore.

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I decided to get it done this week. Just picked it up from the shop. It's nice not having to worry about that anymore.

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Dealer replaced ours as well on our 2004 Turbo at 18k, was like $1650.00. No leaks or anything, just wanted to enjoy the car without worries. When they burst your looking at more problems down the road so better just get them done.

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