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  1. DIY: Coolant flush, fill and bleeding procedure

    981 DIY Discussion
    Hello everyone, first post on the forum here. Very happy to be here. I recently purchased my first Porsche, a 2012 981 Boxster S. PDK, PASM, Sports Chrono. Quite simply a sensational car. I’ve been living in the BMW DIY world for a good number of years now and finally decided to make the jump...
  2. 718 Cayman S coolant flush

    718 Chat
    I need to do a thorough coolant flush on my 718 Cayman S. Since the model is still new, there isn't much out there. I'd prefer to do it myself, but depending on the difficulty, I might bite the bullet and pay the dealer. I'm fairly novice but I've done my own pad, rotor, and brake fluid...
  3. how to DIY coolant flush

    981 DIY Discussion
    I'm seriously considering adding the 3rd radiator kit to my BS. The write-up on Schnell Auto is very detailed and helpful. However, they recommend using a vacuum system for replacing the coolant to eliminate the air pockets that get formed. Not having access to the device they use I was...
  4. Boxster not track broken, tends to pee on carpet.

    981 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    While doing a DE at Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI on July 28th, the coolant line clamp that goes to the passenger side radiator came apart dumping all my coolant on the track. Luckily the track didn't charge me for clean-up. However this did bring my track session to a close though. Friends...
  5. Vacuum Filling Coolant, Necessary to Clamp Hoses?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    I'm getting ready to replace the waterpump, thermostat, and coolant in my 2007 Cayman S. Looking for some clarification on the DIY articles vs. the Porsche workshop manual for the coolant filling process. The Pelican article instructs clamping off the hoses on before pulling a vacuum on the...
  6. Racing Air Oil Separator

    987 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    Greetings: I was running my car (2007 Cayman S) at COTA this weekend and had a stressful event that I am hoping will just be a failed AOS (again...replaced less than two years ago) After a high speed corner then short straight where I hit 6800 RPM - Car lost power and generated a hug plume of...
  7. Cayman Probable water pump failure, sanity check and parts advice

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    2007 Cayman base, 70k miles I've read a few water pump posts here and it seems it's happened to me. Low coolant light came on while driving, luckily just a couple blocks from home. I pull in and there's some coolant leaking underneath the engine. I removed the engine covers, jacked it up...
  8. Antifreeze warning

    981 Chat
    I drove down from SF to LA yesterday with the cruise on 86. No problems. This morning I started the car and got a low coolant warning. I was on a hill, so I drove up the hill and turned around, but the warning stayed in. This afternoon, I started the car and drive it into the flat garage with no...
  9. Coolant

    Asia - Pacific Region
    where can i buy coolant from other than authorised dealer in Singapore, workshop?
  10. 987 Coolant Drain Question

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    Hello: Two weekends ago I attempted to start a water pump replacement maintenance on my 2008 Boxster S. I got the car up on 4 jack stands and was going to start by draining the coolant and doing a flush with distilled water, but I got stopped almost immediately because I couldn't figure out...
  11. Question Quick, Dumb Coolant Question

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Dumb question coming up: I want to flush and replace the coolant in my 987.1 in the coming weeks, and am aware that the car takes somewhere around 5-6 gallons of coolant. I am also aware that the coolant should be a 50-50 mix of coolant and distilled water. Now, if I'm planning on using official...
  12. Coolant cap missing seal..?

    981 Chat
    After checking the coolant on my new (to me) 2016 981 CS, I noticed that the coolant cap had pink sediments on the threads and also noticed that it didn't have a rubber seal, is this normal or the cap is missing the rubber seal..?
  13. Question 987 boxster coolant leak

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Hi i just bought a 2005 boxster great machine i am having a few problems,the car is losing coolant almost as fast as i can fill it triggering the coolant level warning on the dash, every 50 mils of driving i need to stop and refil,it looks like its coming from the the rear right hand side wheel...
  14. Coolant temp slightly high?

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    The past few days I've noticed my coolant temperature gauge is running about 20 degrees higher than normal. It has usually run 205-210, but lately is showing 226 degrees. I checked the level and added almost a quarter of coolant mix, but it had no effect on the temperature.
  15. Low coolant light flashing after water pump changed.

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Recently bought an 06 Boxter base. 85k miles. Pre-inspection said brakes were at 45%, small water pump leak, ignition starting to go, needed some work on convertible top, and a new battery. Got the top, ignition, and battery fixed before buying. Drove it for three weeks no issues (except a...
  16. Engine temperature

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I have 2010 Boxster S with PDK. I have OBD reader so i have constant and true info on the coolant temperatures. Usually it's rarely over 205F. Even at the aggressive long uphill mountains driving it's never over 215F. Recently i see engine temperatures higher than usual - at the uphill runs it...
  17. Low coolant level? Leak?

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Porsche 2014 Cayman S with 7k miles. While driving today I got a message saying low coolant level please refill not possible to drive on(red sign). I checked the coolant and it was empty, I refilled it with 1 gallon and noticed all the coolant coming out the bottom aggressively. I added 2 more...
  18. Coolant overflow

    Club 911 - General Discussion
    Hello, I am a new member. I have a 2006 C4S I picked up July 2016. Just recently when I am driving and return to my garage and shut the car off. I see coolant on the floor driver side rear. I would say the puddle is the size of a dollar bill. What should I look for to fix this? Timmons
  19. Check Coolant level light on then off

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Car is a 2007 Cayman S. 41,000 miles. I took my car out this evening after not driving it for probably a month do to weather. For about 10 seconds the car flashed a red "Check coolant level" and the red light at the end of the temp gauge flashed. This was half way through a 25 minute drive...
  20. Low coolant warning

    981 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    Car is 1 year old, 8,800 miles on it. Started throwing a warning "replace coolant, watch engine temperature", on a cold start. Warning was yellow (not red) and went away after less than 1 mile of warming up. Assumed the level was slightly low, made an appointment for an in warranty evaluation...