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Old 03-30-2020, 03:24 PM   #1
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Is there really coolant behind this plug?

I've been smelling coolant lately, took a look, found this:





BTW my coolant is orange...

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Old 03-30-2020, 03:46 PM   #2
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It's coming from someplace else. That is the IMS chain tensioner. If coolant is there you have other problems. You might want to have a look at the oil cooler. It is above that area.

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Old 03-30-2020, 05:10 PM   #3
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Agreed, I have a couple of oil cooler seal kits somewhere around here.
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I feel like I may have messed up what could have been an amusing test. I'm intrigued by your signature line; I also have a 98 but not with a 7.8 DME and a 3.6! That must be fun. Are you running dual DMEs or someone figure out an interface to the 5.2? I have also owned and repaired Porsches since '74. My first was a '69.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:08 PM   #5
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It was a long day in my shop....thought I might liven it up.

My first was a 67 912 in 74.

The 98 was completely rewired and most everything electrical was replaced. It thinks it is a ROW 2005 911 x51.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:33 PM   #6
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