Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
992 : 2019- 0
991 : 2011- 24
997 : 2004- 67
996 : 1997-2005 34
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 1
Early 911 : 1964-1977 1
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 30
Cayman : 2005- 21
Cayenne : 2003- 7
Macan : 2014- 6
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [992] 2018-Current
Porsche 911 [992]
911 [991] 2011-2019
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-2012
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Bud Fox
Montreal


Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 531
Location: London

1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys.

The warning light on my temperature guage started to flash yesterday. The manual suggests it could be the coolant level but what should I top it up with? The man @ Porsche Mayfair said I should just top it up with water, but this doesn't sound so good to me. Does anybody have any idea what should be used??

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61283

_________________
Ex 996 C2
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Tiptronic
Shanghai


Joined: 28 Sep 2005
Posts: 4685



PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally you would buy coolant, and at this time of year, you then mix the coolant with water 4 parts water to 1 part coolant.

However considering how large the cooling system is, I think it holds approx 30 litres of coolant and water, adding a couple of litres of water till you get some coolant is fine.

Hope this helps

Daz


Migration info. Legacy thread was 61284
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Shed17
Montreal


Joined: 23 Jul 2004
Posts: 567



PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats coolant? Wink Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61330
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Seagull
Estoril


Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 3657



PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Shed17 on 29 May 2006

Whats coolant? Wink Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

In your case William, some of it's free and some is about 45 per gallon Wink

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61331
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Tiptronic
Shanghai


Joined: 28 Sep 2005
Posts: 4685



PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William see, your car up for sale on PH, you will take a 3200 in part ex,

Are you mad?

They are terrible.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 61332
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Shed17
Montreal


Joined: 23 Jul 2004
Posts: 567



PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 29 May 2006
William see, your car up for sale on PH, you will take a 3200 in part ex,
Are you mad?
They are terrible.



Daz,

Not that mad! It is the 4200 that I am interested in. Reliability aside think they look superb Very Happy

Have decided that as I am having to get a tip, I want to get something as far away from the driving experience of the 993 and a GT, possibly a cab fits the bill otherwise I will be constantly comparing with the 993, that ultimately I don't want to sell Sad

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61338
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Bud Fox
Montreal


Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 531
Location: London

1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks v much Daz. Do Porsche have an "official" coolant or can I just get the regular stuff from Halfords?

Hope you all had a great weekend tracking and there were no tears???

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61348

_________________
Ex 996 C2
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Porsche Torque
Approved Trader


Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Posts: 149
Location: Uxbridge

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use porsche coolant from opc or vw coolant not any old stuff from halfords the current coolant we are using is red/pink in colour.keep an eye on the level constant loss of coolant may mean a leak from the rads ,hoses or header tank

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61353

_________________
Independent Porsche Specialist
porsche-torque.com

01895 814446
07507 623997
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
   
Lee Bollom
Monza


Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Posts: 190
Location: Dunstable


PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you did have a leak, can you use the stop leak stuff as found in Halfords?

eg, BARS Leaks

and Wynns Stop Leak?




Migration info. Legacy thread was 61602
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Porsche Torque
Approved Trader


Joined: 29 Apr 2006
Posts: 149
Location: Uxbridge

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no never it will block up the heater matrix

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61710

_________________
Independent Porsche Specialist
porsche-torque.com

01895 814446
07507 623997
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
   
Lee Bollom
Monza


Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Posts: 190
Location: Dunstable


PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers, that saves me thinking about buying any of that then.






Migration info. Legacy thread was 62326
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Gary Jones
Montreal


Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 533
Location: UK


PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sid Spanner on 29 May 2006

use porsche coolant from opc or vw coolant not any old stuff from halfords the current coolant we are using is red/pink in colour.keep an eye on the level constant loss of coolant may mean a leak from the rads ,hoses or header tank




So does the red/pink just mean any G12 coolant/antifreeze will do e.g. Mobil advanced ? Confused


Migration info. Legacy thread was 83935

_________________
2002 996 C4S Basalt Black
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Fingers
Imola


Joined: 12 Jun 2004
Posts: 854
Location: Sydney, Australia


PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you can put water just to get you home or to the OPC and then you must get the Coolant refilled. Happened to me once, I had to put about 2 litres of water into the car!! I got home, called Porsche Assistance and had the car taken to my OPC on a flat bed truck, They drained the coolant completely, checked for leaks - found a pipe connection or something underneath the drivers seat area, they ensured the pipe was connected and refilled the coolant.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 83940
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Fingers
Imola


Joined: 12 Jun 2004
Posts: 854
Location: Sydney, Australia


PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question for Sid - since you are a professional, has there been any TSB's for the base 997? My car is a 2005 and so far I have had no issues, no recalls or TSB's either.....It was manufactured in February or March last year....can post the VIN if you need.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 83942
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Carrera4S
Paul Ricard


Joined: 16 Oct 2006
Posts: 3009



PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Gary Jones on 22 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sid Spanner on 29 May 2006 use porsche coolant from opc or vw coolant not any old stuff from halfords the current coolant we are using is red/pink in colour.keep an eye on the level constant loss of coolant may mean a leak from the rads ,hoses or header tank

So does the red/pink just mean any G12 coolant/antifreeze will do e.g. Mobil advanced ? Confused




That's what I'm using as it's Porsche approved. I must find out whether it's the cap that's leaking or something more serious Sad
Migration info. Legacy thread was 83953
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Porsche
Donnington
Donnington


Joined: 31 Dec 2002
Posts: 12734
Location: Nürburgring Nordschleife

2003 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coolant. . . . . .oh yea! better keep an eye on that

Migration info. Legacy thread was 83983

_________________
Porsche on Youtube!

964 Project Car
996 MK2 GT3 CS Manthey
993 Targa
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Daniel
Donnington
Donnington


Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 11882
Location: Not where I want to be!

2000 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk1

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sundeep on 23 October 2006

coolant. . . . . .oh yea! better keep an eye on that

Yes... That would be a good idea ! Wink

Migration info. Legacy thread was 83988

_________________
*Current - GT3 996.1 Clubsport (Manthey K400)

EX VR993 - C4
EX 993 - C2
EX GT3 996.1
EX Cayman 3.4 S 987.1
EX Megane R26R #36.
EX Cayman R
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Gary Jones
Montreal


Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 533
Location: UK


PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by damianc4s on 23 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Gary Jones on 22 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sid Spanner on 29 May 2006 use porsche coolant from opc or vw coolant not any old stuff from halfords the current coolant we are using is red/pink in colour.keep an eye on the level constant loss of coolant may mean a leak from the rads ,hoses or header tank[/QUOTE]
So does the red/pink just mean any G12 coolant/antifreeze will do e.g. Mobil advanced ? Confused


That's what I'm using as it's Porsche approved. I must find out whether it's the cap that's leaking or something more serious Sad




How much do you get through?

Migration info. Legacy thread was 84531

_________________
2002 996 C4S Basalt Black
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Carrera4S
Paul Ricard


Joined: 16 Oct 2006
Posts: 3009



PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Gary Jones on 24 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by damianc4s on 23 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Gary Jones on 22 October 2006
Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Sid Spanner on 29 May 2006 use porsche coolant from opc or vw coolant not any old stuff from halfords the current coolant we are using is red/pink in colour.keep an eye on the level constant loss of coolant may mean a leak from the rads ,hoses or header tank[/QUOTE]
So does the red/pink just mean any G12 coolant/antifreeze will do e.g. Mobil advanced ? Confused

[/QUOTE]That's what I'm using as it's Porsche approved. I must find out whether it's the cap that's leaking or something more serious Sad



How much do you get through?


Hi Gary, not a great deal actually. Probably only about 1/2 litre every couple of weeks, no visible signs of leakage. I think it's evaporating through a dodgy cap as I'm sure it would be more noticable if I've got a split hose, holed radiator etc.

Damian

Migration info. Legacy thread was 84703
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum