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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 10:11:28 (permalink)
Hi all.
Is this problem common on the 986 too? My 99, 2.5l has just started to lose lots from in front of the front passenger side Wheel.
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 13:34:54 (permalink)
You're on the wrong forum of course since all Caymans are 987-series, but I'm sure that there's a high degree of commonality with the 986 Boxster in this respect, so you should be able to use the same procedure to investigate your problem.
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 13:38:50 (permalink)
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............... all Caymans are 987-series, ......



Or were, until 2013 when the 981 was launched and in Autumn 2016 we'll have the 718.

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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 16:54:57 (permalink)
Hi Guest
There is also an article relating to this in this months (May Edition) of 911 & Porsche World magazine. May be worth you taking a look
 
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 17:03:31 (permalink)
Quite so David. The OP's Boxster is '99, so I was thinking more first decade of the century.
 
Having said that, I doubt that the 981's cooling system layout is much different from the 987, and the 718 up front is merely a 981 derivative.
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 17:13:06 (permalink)
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The smiley was included to indicate an attempt at levity, rather than pedantry.

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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 17:40:01 (permalink)
Now both of my offside hoses have the same problem and are leaking... Here we go again !
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/14 22:15:59 (permalink)
I hope it goes well and easier this time Archie.

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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/18 16:43:21 (permalink)
Hopefully tackling this problem on my car this weekend. For reference the parts come to £190, that's for the 2 Aluminium cross pipes 4 hoses and 8 'O' rings.
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/18 16:44:41 (permalink)
Hopefully tackling this problem on my car this weekend. For reference the parts come to £190, that's for the 2 Aluminium cross pipes 4 hoses and 8 'O' rings.
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/18 17:54:42 (permalink)
Hi Tony
Dont know if you've already ordered parts but as per my earlier thread I paid £80 for the hoses, including clips & £60 for the two pipes, all from my local Opc. Just so you can compare prices !!
Hope you get it sorted
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/18 19:24:41 (permalink)
Cheers Steve, my local OPC at Bolton have not been very good in the past for ordering parts so I have gone through 9Apart. I'll have to question there price on collection.
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/24 10:57:17 (permalink)
Stephen I had over ordered, the pipes come with the O rings already fitted .
 
I thought my luck was in yesterday, 3 of the pipes came off quite easily but then the last one was rusted to the aluminium cross pipe. It took me about 4 hours to drop the sub frame. I removed the front under tray after having to undo some of the middle under tray to get it out. I then just slackened off the bolts on the coffin arms to subframe and control arms, unbolted the drop links at the roll bar. This allowed me to drop the subframe low enough on a jack to get at the pipes after unbolting the steering rack and self levelling headlamp switch assembly.
I bought some Duralac as suggested earlier and coated all the steel collars on the new pipes. I hope I never have to do that job again!
 
 
 
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/04/24 16:34:46 (permalink)
Well done Tony
Its always satisfying to undertake these tasks yourself. 
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/05/03 22:25:12 (permalink)
Crikey! After reading this thread I'm starting to get a little paranoid about mine.
 
So looking at about £140 for the pipes / fittings, any ideas what an Indy would charge labour for this job? I realise that some people have taken a day to do this but surely an experienced Indy should be able to do it in say 3/4 hours including a coolant change?
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/05/04 12:15:25 (permalink)
I was quoted £700 at my local independent, but I believe Russ at Revolution would have been cheaper. 
http://www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/11/17 10:25:27 (permalink)
Great write up Contraband. Do you have part numbers for those pipes? I've ordered some from Design911 which looked right but they're not now that they've arrived. TIA
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2016/12/01 10:39:06 (permalink)
Very good post, I have the same leak from the same hose on a 2010 Boxster Gen2 3.4 right side lower.
I can't seem to identify the pipe part number; does any one know?
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2017/05/15 11:10:00 (permalink)

 
 Image kind permission of Porsche.
 
Porsche quote is usually to replace parts 29 30 31 32 and 1 and 2.
 Cost of parts £186.00 correct @ 15/05/2017  with Porsche club discount (10%)
This is a 3-4 hour job  on a pillar lift so DIY 1-2 days.
Coolant and distilled water (not tap water) plus parts.
 
A good independent labour charge £68.00 per hour plus VAT if your Porsche is out of warranty this may be an alternative for you, however, using a Porsche centre means the work is guaranteed.
 
 
O rings are available separate and should be change every time the part is removed.
The manufactures coolant maintenance schedule should always be followed especially in a high performance car.
There seems to be two coolant type that need to be change every 2 (blue) or 5 (red) years. This needs to be checked
 
I have read on another forum there is some corrosion inhibitor than can be applied to the metal clip so will add a link when I find it again.
 
This issue is only on 987 gen 1 and gen 2 and corresponding 987 based Caymans.
he later 981 has a different pipe arrangement
 
 
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Re: RE: Coolant leak repaired.. 2017/05/21 20:09:23 (permalink)
Anyone know the part numbers for this?  
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