2005 Boxster 987S overheated and lost a lot of coolant.

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2018/02/25 20:14:45 (permalink)

2005 Boxster 987S overheated and lost a lot of coolant.

After allowing my car to idle for a while I took it for a spin and as I set of I smelt the coolant. As soon as I was underway the smell faded. After about 6 miles the temperature shot up to the max. A warning message beeped warning of that. I stopped and clearly there was a problem of coolant loss with a pool forming under the car. I let it cool down, topped up the coolant and continued my journey. The heater doesn't put out warm air now. I cant see the coolant escaping now but suspect that all is not well. I will get access to the engine when possible but in the meantime I wondered if this problem has happened to others and what might be the cause. Thanks in anticipation. 

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    Re: 2005 Boxster 987S overheated and lost a lot of coolant. 2018/02/26 07:42:11 (permalink)
    If the coolant loss was in front offside rear wheel it could be the coolant cap(happened to me ) or the expansion tank. Heater not working might be due to an air lock .
    Hope its nothing more serious .
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