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 Post subject: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:55 pm 
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Hi I have some form of leak I think as the coolant light keeps flashing. I note online that it could be various things! I need someone in North Staffordshire area to look at it, any suggestions of specialists?


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 Post subject: Re: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
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First thing to is to change the filler cap, there have been quite a few revisions of this part. When it fails you loose coolant.

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 Post subject: Re: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
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Thanks Jason will try that... anyone with a suggestion of where to get a filler cap from?

I have been struggling to find the part number.. I will retrieve my owners manual.


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Get one from a Porsche dealer, they will post out.

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 Post subject: Re: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
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Sean Smallman wrote:
Get one from a Porsche dealer, they will post out.

OPC will send you the latest version, there have been quite a few revisions. Was around £15 when I bought mine, including TIPEC discount if you're a member.
Get some coolant to top it off with as well. If you keep using distilled water you'll dilute the antifreeze & anti corrosion element neither of which are good news.
If the cap doesn't fix it then radiators at the front & header tank are favourites as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
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Great many thanks.. I will contact OPC Wolverhampton on Monday and order filler cap. Have been topping with coolant/anti-freeze so hopefully ok with that side.


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 Post subject: Re: Boxster 3.2S 2003 cooling issues - Staffordshire
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I would also look at the water pump. If the bearings are failing (common) it is likely to leak. The leak drops onto the plastic under-tray so can easily go unnoticed.
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