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Old 09-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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New Coolant Cap

F.Y.I. there is a new coolant cap.

I ordered a updated coolant cap for my Pops 996. The package that it came had 996.106.447.01 listed on it,the part itself says 996.106.477.02 . Even the invoice that it came in says 996.106.447.01,weird. I will take pictures of the one ending in .01(from my Boxster) and the one ending in .02

List $18.32,Net $11.80 from Sunset.

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Old 09-08-2007, 07:42 AM   #2
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just updated mine aswell and it was a .02 !

I went from a .00 and updated just 'be on the safe side on that area' - i recently had a cracked compression tank.

Price was 18$ from a porsche dealer.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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Can you post another picture of the package, and of the opposite side of both caps side-by-side.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Can you post another picture of the package, and of the opposite side of both caps side-by-side.
@ TP,

My Pops just got done driving the car 996 w/ the new cap and I get the damn thing off to get a side-by-side pic. I just took a pic of the cap and package it came in,like I said the invoice had the part no. ending in .01 as well. Let me know if you need more pics.

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Old 09-08-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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Sure looks like Porsche has come out with yet another cap.

There has been talk about a black cap so about a month ago I had the parts guy pull one. What he gave me was the "usual" blue cap in a bag with the .01 part number on the bag. I did not think to look at the part number on the cap itself. He also ran it throught the computer and .01 was the current part number. I even looked at a new 997 in the showroom and it had a .01.

The more I think about it the black cap must be aftermarket.

The date on the plastic bag is June 15, 2007, for whatever that is worth. Visually I cannot see a difference between the .01 and .02 caps. There is a visual difference between the .00 and .01 caps.

It is a plot by Porsche to sell caps to pay for it's 31% share of VW because now everyone is going to want the .02 cap....

But then my January 1997 had a VW cap, with a VW part number on it, and with VW/Audi logos.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:26 PM   #7
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Hi,

Yea, great, but it still won't keep your Coolant Recovery Tank from cracking or otherwise degrading! When they come up with that solution, I'm there!...

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:31 PM   #8
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I called Sunset Imports and asked them about the coolant cap ending in .02 . They said for whatever reason it was discontinued......weird. They also had on more ending in .02 that was in a .01 package.
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Ordered mine from Sunset 2 weeks ago, blue cap ending in .02.
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Same parts guy pulled me another cap today. This time I looked at the part number on the cap.

.01 on the bag.
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.02 on the cap - did not want to take it out of the plastic bag since I was not buying it.

Showed it to a mechanic friend and he do not know there was yet another cap. We looked at it and could not detremine what changed. Maybe the valve inside.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:07 PM   #12
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Hi, I still have the cap ending with 00 and don't know what all the fuss is about Maybe Porsche wants us to replace it so that the pressure in the ****************ty overflow reservoir builds up just enough to crack open.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:17 PM   #13
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Geiger makes the plastic coolant tank that splits on the bottom.

http://www.geigertechnik.de/en/produkt.htm

Blau makes the plastic cap that does not hold pressure for the plastic tank.

http://www.blau.co.at/

The 986 had been in production for 8 plus years and this crap is still going on. Or, buy stock in both companies....

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