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I am trying to document my learning thru different posts on this forum to demystify cooling system in Boxster 986.
1. Engine Oil
2. Drain pipe that is open on the other end and can be found above the rear right wheel
3. Vent or Bleeder - I see there two vents coming from the radiators and from the diagram there should be another bleeder from the Engine. These are joined some where under the body and one pipe gets to the expansion tank.
4. Coolant pipe goes to Engine
5. pressure cap ? will in open on excess pressure ?
Yesterday I had my coolant expansion tank replace, after driving it away from the shop the temp light began blinking slowly (which usually indicates low coolant or engine compartment fan faulty) I checked the coolant level and it was fine, today I ran the car and let it sit running for a while and never heard the familiar noise of the engine fan coming on, what could have happend to the car during the installation to have this problem? I would like to have something to say to the mechanic when I bring the car back. Thank you for any insight on this problem.
2002 Boxster S Manual Tranny
Am I unlucky.. :huh: Seems that after fixing my oil level sensor, I've found that the coolant pump squeaks when the car warms up. I've localized the noise to the pump rather than the idler pulley so it is looking like I'm going to have to get it replaced. 56k miles seems awfully early for the water pump to die. :censored: Has anyone seen Porsche fix these outside of warranty (or discount?)?
Alternatively, does anyone have any experience with the DIY replacement? I've done it on my 996 (1999) so am wondering if it is more or less difficult? I've read that it is supposed to be more accessible, but the workshop manual seems to indicate removing the entire engine carrier plate on the rear of the engine.
I just received the following from the legal team.. good news for Cayenne owners ahead get your paperwork ready to file your claims!!!!
From: Valerie De Los Santos [mailto:VDeLosSantos@cpmlegal.com] Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 5:17 PM To: Andrew Rikarts Subject: RE: Porsche Defect Hi Andrew, Thank you for the documentation. I actually have an update on the case. The parties have come to an agreement and are awaiting the judge’s approval. Once the agreement is approved, you should receive notice to file a claim for reimbursement. Regards, Valerie De Los Santos Paralegal COTCHETT, PITRE & McCARTHY, LLP San Francisco Airport Office Center 840 Malcolm Road | Burlingame, California 94010 Tel: (650) 697-6000 | Fax: (650) 692-3606
I know this is a topic often reviewed here on the forum but I was looking for a little more help prior to just letting my local mechanic ream me for a few thousand dollars. Use the forum often, rarely (if ever) post, but have been far more active on equivalent sites for cars I've owned in past (Audi/BMW/etc)...
Have an 04 Cay S, 87k miles, owner for past 16 months, probably drive 1200-1500mi/month. About 2 months ago, in traffic temp gauge went above 220 - i know it is very common for it to fluctuate in that 180-220 range but this was first ever time it went beyond. Was home about 1 mile later with no real issue. The next morning I got the "check coolant level" message, figured I could get to my mechanic 20 miles away and about 17 miles of the way there, got stuck in a little morning traffic and it quickly overheated, I sort of saw it coming so immediately pulled over and turned it off and waited for AAA.
Shop replaced the water pump, coolant pipes (from the old plastic ones), flushed the coolant, etc. and for about 6 weeks all ran smooth, and even with being in some traffic never got past 180-190 temp wise. Over past 7 days its quickly become worse and is willing to fluctuate above 180 pretty quickly and certainly smells like coolant once parked.
I have added to prior threads -
1) http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/42289-coolant-smell-always-evrything-replaced/ - in posting #7, does anyone know what the part is in the bottom right of the diagram? almost looks like a filter? that is leaking - what part is that and is it a major reason for conern?
2) http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/42643-ac-dryer-2004-cs/ - does this user's issue correlate to me at all?
Thanks for your help!