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The red light on the coolant temperature gauge of my car occasionally (but in recent times more frequently) flashes slowly (0.5 Hz).
In a post dated 7/30/2018 Loren listed four conditions for the light to come on. The two conditions for which the light flashes slowly (0.5 Hz) are the following:
Engine coolant too low
Engine compartment temperature too high
None of these conditions applies to my car.
The light comes on after about 20 minutes of driving and it seems to be triggered (but not always) by running the engine above 4,500-5,000 RPM (with coolant temperature at normal values and, I assume, engine compartment temperature also at normal values. This is not driving in heavy traffic, this is normal out of town driving ).
Using the Porsche tester it was possible to establish that the engine compartment fan works. However, it does not come on when I drive the car in traffic and the coolant temperature gets to 215F. This, I would assume, should cause the engine compartment temperature to become elevated and the fan to run.
The engine compartment sensor, located on the passenger side intake manifold, is installed properly and seems to read the temperature of the engine compartment correctly.
Any thoughts on what is going on?
When we replaced the coolant in my car in 2013, we used coolant Porsche part number ‘000-043 -301-05-M100’(pre-mixed). The color, based on a little quantity left in one of the 2013 bottles, was red. The coolant in the car seems yellow now.
I have just topped off the coolant today, using Porsche coolant part number ‘000-043 -305 15’, red color (I mixed it with water, 50%).
Could somebody please confirm that the 2 coolants are compatible?
I'd appreciate a second set of eyes to verify these part numbers.
2003 C2 6MT
Red Arrow: 996-106-233-56
Green Arrow: 996-106-212-61
Yellow Arrow: 996-106-222-67
I'm least sure of the 3rd one but it looks like they simplified it for the Mk2 but didn't bother to update the Illustration because one end of this has 2 connections in the illustration but mine doesn't and the picture on Pelican Parts looks like mine, so I think I'm right.
Thanks for the help!
Recently I had been noticing issues with my cooling system the coolant temp guage would go past the 0 on 180 and I wouldn’t hear fans or anything. (Already tested fans and resistors and relays). The temperature Will continue to creep up if I sit still, with no signs of fans, AC OFF.
I replaced the coolant temp sensor. Problem fixed!! Then same issue again it seems after a week of driving.
Now i currently have ordered another temp sensor just Incase I maybe did something to cause the other new one too fail, I’ll be changing it again today.
However I was doing the climate control hack to check my actual temperatures today while doing a short troubleshooting drive. And I noticed my oil temperature said 0, which is physically impossible 🙄
Is it possible the oil temp guage is throwing off the coolant sensor? Is it even possible for the oil temp sensor too go bad but not the oil level sensor? (They are a 2 in 1 sensor)
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
The car has been awesome 2006 987.1 30k miles. The other day i took it for a drive and stopped after about 150 miles for about 30miins when I came out, all my coolant was on the floor. I refilled the coolant and constantly checked the temperature, initially it edged up to 180F but then settled back down to 175F and stayed that way all the way home. I was driving gently and kept cheeking the coolant level. Since then I found that I needed to open the coolant needle valve and drive around for 3 or 4 days to bleed the cooling system. I'm on day 2 and the coolant level has gone down slightly. Whenever I stop I check the floor and there has been no coolant leak.
I am baffled, anyone seen this before?