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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 have a 2003 Boxster base model (2.7) with auto. Current showing code P0600 and DTE 61. Had a few different Porsche mechanics look at the issue and have not found a solution. Cleaned the electrical connection at the transmission and verified the ground connections at the tiptronic control module. Had the DME, tiptronic module and immobilizer checked and they were found to be working.
Does the Can-bus connection between the DME and the tiptronic module extend to the immobilizer or other modules? All I could find is information up to the 2001 model year.
Looking for a reason why the DME Is not communicating with the tiptronic and how to test the Can-bus circuit. Is there a wiring schematic available for the 2003/2004 boxster?
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!