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Old 05-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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What is the standard running temp of your boxster?

As it is right now mine is running at about 190-200 Fahrenheit, idk if it's normal or not as it seems a little high for a Porsche, i could be wrong. Let me know what your car runs at.

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Same as yours.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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Needle goes right through the "8" on the "180" in my 1998.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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As it is right now mine is running at about 190-200 Fahrenheit, idk if it's normal or not as it seems a little high for a Porsche, i could be wrong. Let me know what your car runs at.
How do you know thats the temp? Have you checked it with Durametric or an obd scanner? You can't estimate based on the guage.
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Mine goes from 180-200. Has never been past 212 on the gauge though surprisingly.
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About 175F in a '98... but I have the lower temp thermostat and added the 3rd radiator.......

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my 06 S goes to 175 within 5 minutes of start up and I've never seen it go higher
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Now a suggestion to everyone: Plug in a scanner with PID capability and compare the actual coolant temps to what it says on the dash. You just might be surprised...............
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Now a suggestion to everyone: Plug in a scanner with PID capability and compare the actual coolant temps to what it says on the dash. You just might be surprised...............
Yup, measured temp was +15 to 20 on the dash reading.
Durametric and Autoenginuity scan tools were 3 degrees different.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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Mine is 3mm off the 180 mark while cruising and in between 180 and 250 while waiting in traffic light. OBD scanner is an accurate way to check the water temp.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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Read on the AC display I have 78C which is 172 F on the highway. This is the same temp as seen with a Durametric tool.
In stop and go traffic it shows up to 100C ( 212F)
This is with a low temp thermostat.
Until MY 2000 (at least) it is possible to use the AC hack to get some of the OBD info

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At least 5 minutes to reach it, I've never seen it above 175. Regardless of driving conditions or outside temperatures.
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175 degrees 2008 Boxster S, city, highway driveway
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This slightly higher temp could be the warning signs that the vanes on the water pump are disintegrating.
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This slightly higher temp could be the warning signs that the vanes on the water pump are disintegrating.
Or just a thermostat
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This slightly higher temp could be the warning signs that the vanes on the water pump are disintegrating.
Or just dirty radiators.
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My car runs at 175 right on the button once warmed

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