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Old 02-02-2019, 10:59 AM   #1
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Coolant dipstick

When did Porsche stop making coolant tank with dipstick? Mine is 1999 with 82k and has no dipstick. Thanks

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Old 02-02-2019, 12:22 PM   #2
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When did Porsche stop making coolant tank with dipstick? Mine is 1999 with 82k and has no dipstick. Thanks
Huh.... I've literally NEVER heard of a coolant dipstick....

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It was phased out about the same time that exhaust belts and blinker fluid were.
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They are still making muffler bearings though right ?
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They are still making muffler bearings though right ?
Boy, I sure hope so! Mine started making noises last week, and I need to get them replaced!

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I'm pretty sure Porsche only used the coolant dipstick on the earlier air cooled models.
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Coolant tank dipstick

Thanks for your reply. Iím also from Oklahoma (Tulsa , Muskogee area)now from Georgia.Nice to get a sensible answer.
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Nice to get a sensible answer.
I feel like I've been shamed. :-(

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Thanks for your reply. Iím also from Oklahoma (Tulsa , Muskogee area)now from Georgia.Nice to get a sensible answer.
I'm pretty sure air cooled Porsches didn't have coolant dipsticks since they didn't use coolant.
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Ok, I'll play the straight guy in this comedy routine...
I believe the OP is referring to the fact that the current replacement coolant tanks do not have a hole for the oil dipstick in the top plate, since the tank was continued on the next generation of cars but they did not have a dipstick. When you buy and install a coolant tank these days, you have to drill the hole yourself for the dipstick, or just be satisfied checking it electronically. Although it can be done in place, this drilling is best done before installation (ask me how I know).
Undoubtedly, the OP's car had its tank replaced by a PO who failed to open up the dipstick hole...
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... Undoubtedly, the OP's car had its tank replaced by a PO who failed to open up the dipstick hole...
Now, that makes sense of it all. Thanks.

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Iím also from Oklahoma (Tulsa , Muskogee area) now from Georgia.
Nice, I've been just a little east of Muskogee for about 15 years. Happily settled here after growing up a New Hampshire Yankee.
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I'm so happy that for the one year, my 2002, the S came with a Hops, Barley and Malt dipstick so you didn't get too low.

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Ok, I'll play the straight guy in this comedy routine...

I believe the OP is referring to the fact that the current replacement coolant tanks do not have a hole for the oil dipstick in the top plate......

Undoubtedly, the OP's car had its tank replaced by a PO who failed to open up the dipstick hole...
Dood..... you're more than the "straight guy" here..... you're a friggin' MIND READER! I don't know how you so adeptly gleaned this from what his original post said, haha.

Well done. Well done indeed.

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