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MisterCorn
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: 996.1 C2 coupe expansion tank removal Reply with quote

Mine is leaking very slightly from the level sensor. I have read about dropping the engine, undoing fuel pipes and all sorts. Mostly on American sites and some relating to convertibles. Can anybody who has done this confirm what is actually needed please?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think ive managed on some models without dropping the engine but to be honest ive not changed one in ages and dropping the engine helps a hell of a lot .

Instructions here if you havent already seen them ..

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/33-WATER-Coolant_Tank_Replacement/33-WATER-Coolant_Tank_Replacement.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a brand new genuine tank I was going to advertise. My car is going this week, so won't need it now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying goodbye to your Mk1 GT3 mike?
We used to chat a bit on P'heads around the time you bought it and I had mine.
Will you be replacing it with anything?

On topic, I've never changed one but it looks like a right faff. My Indy reported mine was loose somehow and refitted it properly but I didn't watch.

Stupid how hard it is to access.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replaced mine on my 996.1 c4 .didnt have to drop the engine but did remove the fuel filter if i remember (it was two years ago) If I remember you have to twist the tank out??
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikem7709 wrote:
I've got a brand new genuine tank I was going to advertise. My car is going this week, so won't need it now.


I will definitely be interested, I will send a PM.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Are you saying goodbye to your Mk1 GT3 mike?
We used to chat a bit on P'heads around the time you bought it and I had mine.
Will you be replacing it with anything?

On topic, I've never changed one but it looks like a right faff. My Indy reported mine was loose somehow and refitted it properly but I didn't watch.

Stupid how hard it is to access.


Hope your well Mark,

Yeah, it's going this weekend. Not sure what I'm going to do yet, I want to clear my mortgage and maybe get a cheap Elise but I may just sit on the cash and see what the market does.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds sensible and probably a good time given the values. All the best for the future. Thumb
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tank was removed by dropping the engine as low as it would go and removing one of the engine mounts. It then twists sideways and slides out. On removing it I realised it can’t be leaking from the level sender as there is no access to the tank from there, on inspection it was leaking from a small crack in the tank not far above and running down:




New tank arrived today, fitted a new level sender as well as they can go brittle over time. Sensor was fitted when the tank was put back in as it makes it easier to get the tank through the gap.




Engine lifted back up, all pipes re-attached and coolant topped up, ready to start it up tomorrow.



It looks like I need to re-route the emergency boot release too....

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