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997.2 Coolant leak

bajers

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Hi,
Has anyone had experience of a leak on the coolant pipe between the water pump and thermostat housing please?
Apparently its a common problem and have been quoted circa 1k to fix but thinking of having a go myself.
I think its the same set up on Cayman/Boxter flat sixes and maybe the 991.1.
Recently had bumper and exhausts off so that would be easy but its what comes after that??
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Regards.
Barry.
 
Apologies to Boxster owners. Spelt it wrong.
 

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Is it at this end of the coolant hose? maybe one of these retrofit brakcets would help before forking out £1k.
Hi,
Thanks for that.
I have just had my car in to Porsche for some other work and got talking to a couple of really friendly Porsche techs and they have said this is a really, really common issue on our cars and the Boxster/Cayman/991.1 and they fit this mod as standard now.
The kit comes with the bracket and the 3 longer retaining screws.
They printed out the Porsche technical bulletin which explains fitting procedure (dead easy) and torque setting and sequence of the screws.
I have ordered a kit from them (£25) and will give it a try and post the results later.
Just thought this might be of interest if you ever have the same problem.
Cheers.
Barry.
 
Hi,
Thanks for that.
I have just had my car in to Porsche for some other work and got talking to a couple of really friendly Porsche techs and they have said this is a really, really common issue on our cars and the Boxster/Cayman/991.1 and they fit this mod as standard now.
The kit comes with the bracket and the 3 longer retaining screws.
They printed out the Porsche technical bulletin which explains fitting procedure (dead easy) and torque setting and sequence of the screws.
I have ordered a kit from them (£25) and will give it a try and post the results later.
Just thought this might be of interest if you ever have the same problem.
Cheers.
Barry.
This is really Handy Barry. I've since bought the bracket and bolts seperately and will be undertaking the work myself the next time I'm under the car.

My understanding is that it's depressurise the coolant system by removing the cap, unbolt the old clamp, slot in the new clamp and install bolts and then torque them up.

Thanks
 
Bajers,
I installed my clamp this weekend, it was really easy but you need an etorx set and a torque wrench.

You need to ensure that the side with the ‘ribs’ go against the plastic pipe.
Good luck
 

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