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Old 05-31-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
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Coolant leak.

I just noticed my car was leaking a decent amount of coolant the oher day. I took it apart and it is the center radiator that was leaking. It was actually leaking internally and out one of the mounting points on the end caps. I just thought this would be intersting to share. I guess its time for a new center radiator.
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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Perfect excuse to drop a CSF Radiator in it.

CSF Radiator Porsche Boxster S 986 [Aluminum - Auxiliary] (1996-2004) 7057
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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Those are great an all but I need the center radiator. They only make the outer rads. Who has the best prices on oem center rads?
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:22 PM   #4
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Also oem or aftermarket?
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Those are great an all but I need the center radiator. They only make the outer rads. Who has the best prices on oem center rads?
That is the center radiator. They finally came out with them.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:50 PM   #6
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Grr....... You're going to make me have to buy one of them.
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lol, I'd like to have them. The price to replace something that's not broken stops me.

$168.12 more then the stock Porsche rad.

RADIATOR | Genuine Porsche | 996-106-037-51
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:53 AM   #8
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Mine is broken but do I really need a aluminum center radiator? It's not like you can pop the hood and check out my new blingy piece. Do they really make that much of a difference?
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Just a quick update. I just ordered the CSF Center radiator from LN. I'll take pics when it gets here.


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Old 06-12-2015, 02:58 PM   #10
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Beautiful.
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Nice! That's sweeeeet. Should last longer, curios how much it helps out on cooling.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:51 PM   #12
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We shall see. I need to get some coolant for the project. Anything other than porsche brand that i can mix in with porsche coolant?
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We shall see. I need to get some coolant for the project. Anything other than porsche brand that i can mix in with porsche coolant?
Prestone will work fine with Porsche antifreeze.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:39 AM   #14
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Csf in was a perfect fit. I had some porsche antifreeze so i just used what was needed. Probably not nessesary to buy the csf but f it, why not.
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Interested if it made any difference in cooling when your pushing it hard.
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