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Engine coolant

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2019/02/24 13:33:17 (permalink)

Engine coolant

Afternoon picked my 2010 Boxster up in December. Only done 150 miles in driving it back and yesterday. The engine coolant light came on yesterday and i got it home. I have zero tech ability. Is it easy to top up yourself or do i need to book it in ? Checked the level this am and its below zero. My garage is about 8 miles away, is it ok to drive there below zero? 

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Re: Engine coolant 2019/02/24 13:56:49 (permalink)
Hi Mick,
It's very easy to top-up the coolant - the instructions will be in your driver's handbook. Just make sure that you use a Porsche approved coolant; and distilled water is preferable to tap water.
If the level's very low then you really need to see if you can find the source of the leak before driving the car too far. It could be that the coolant cap is leaking (a common problem and a cheap solution), or if coolant is collecting under the engine area the leak could be coming from the header tank. If coolant is collecting under the front of the car the problem could be a leaking radiator or a leak from a joint in one of the coolant pipes which are visible in the front wheel arches.

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Re: Engine coolant 2019/02/24 15:55:12 (permalink)
Hi Mick
Sorry to hear that you are having a problem.
If you would like to drop our Boxster technical guy an email he will be sure to give you advice and let you know your options.
He is Steve Winter and he runs his independent Porsche garage at  Jaz Porsche. His email is
Good Luck and I hope you get your problem sorted

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