Re: Complete OEM Parts List for 981 CS Center Radiator Installation
Originally Posted by jfh.342
Thanks for the parts list. I am glad you cracked the option codes to get the correct part number for the 981-575-141-09 air guide. I will go ahead and get all the parts on order for my 2014 CS with PDK and no ACC (distance control). I have already received my CSF-7060 aluminum center radiator that appears to be a direct fit replacement for the stock Porsche radiator. LN Engineering has it on sale for $250 (normal price is $499) and free shipping. It is supposed to have 40% increased cooling capacity and have 15%-25% increased cooling efficiency. The quality looks great and I thought for $50 extra over the stock radiator (with the sale price) it is money well spent.
I had previously flushed the cooling system when I installed my FF1 engine mount insert. The coolant drain uses a 900-123-007-30 crush washer which I am adding to my order as well as (2) 996-106-801-05 return hose "O" rings (so I will not have to reuse the old ones). I used the Airlift #550000 to fill and bleed the coolant and had good results.
After completing your installation do you feel you are getting a benefit by changing to the closed design side air ducts over our original open side air ducts? Does it appear to funnel more air into each of three radiators?
Thanks for all of your help and research and posting the complete parts list as it appears to save money and get a more complete package over some of the pre-packaged kits.
2014 Cayman S : Agate Grey, PDK, PASM, SportDesign wheel, Bi-Xenon W/PDLS, ParkAssist F/R, 18-way Sport Seats /heated/vented, crests on HR, Premium Package, Bose W/Navi.
Mods (all DIY): Cobb tuning w/PDK flash, aFe headers, aFe dry filters, FF1 engine mounts, DIY grilles front&sides, clear corners, Dynaudio tweeters, extended height console, PSE w/Soul-X, CSF alum center radiator, Maxspeed B/U camera.