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Dr Pepper

Coolant Pressure Test Kit - Buyers guide

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Cayenne 2003 4.5S

I needed to pressure test my coolant system to identify a leak that, when hot, could be smelt but not seen & when cold didn't leak!

I wanted to buy a Coolant Pressure Test Kit but was not sure which one to buy. During my research, I noticed there was one type of generic non-branded 'universal' kit that appeared multiple times on the general market (eBay & Amazon for instance).. Most listing for this generic kit listed all the car types it would fit but of course, Porsche was not listed - however, a few VAG applications were listed so I took a punt & ordered one of these kits for UK £45.00.

The good news is that one of the VAG adapters supplied (#9) fits the Cayenne the header tank & I was able to perform the test on my cold engine & immediately, the leak was apparent.

The purpose of my ramblings here is to share with you the kit I bought & the adapter used so you don't have to guess & take a chance as I did.

I hope this helps someone.

 

BTW, finally my luck ran out - it was my original plastic coolant pipes that gave up the ghost (there can't be many 2003 models out there still running their original plastic pipes)

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Nice looking kit, can you share the item number or more details on where you purchased the test kit from?

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Rather than providing an item number which, over time, will go obsolete, I suggest searching eBay, Amazon, etc using the a combination of the following key words:

Universal Radiator Cooling System Pressure Test Tester Kit

Using a combination of these words & my photos for comparison, you'll soon find what you're looking for.

 

As I say. this kit appears to be non-branded & sold by many outlets - expect to pay between UK £40 ~ £60.

Watch carefully where it being shipped from - especially if you need it within a few days!

 

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typo correction

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