Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2007, 05:50 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MARLTON, NJ
Posts: 539
Is this the right part number coolant cap?

New coolant tank is in and after 2 days of driving, coolant light flashes and reservoir is 2/3 empty. I am starting to think the coolant cap is a problem.

I noticed that around the gasket and deck lid area was really wet with condensation but no coolant in the trunk. I think it boiled over and escaped without leaking on my garage floor.

Anyway, is this the part number for the new cap???

996-106-447-01 ??? That is what my dealer sold me.

Thanks!

__________________
Joe DiMonte
2001 Boxster S
Triple Black
AUDIOGUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In the garage...
Posts: 1,584
.01 is the correct revision though others have rec'd a .02 (newer revision) out there.

Regarding flashing light/coolant levels, it is a pressurized system. Did you bleed it correctly after reinstalling the new tank to get the air out? If not, do bleed it at once. Afterwards, make sure your fluid is topped off and you put the bleeder valve back down to the closed position.

If you again loose fluid, you'll want to have a pressure test done on the system to ensure you don't have a bad hose somewhere else or, heaven forbid though it's been known to happen, your new tank might be cracked too
Burg Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
It could very well just be the cap. For a period of time, I had a small bit of condensation showing up under the trunklid of my car, right above the coolant cap area. This eventually led to the coolant level to drop 1/4 in the reservoir.

I thought it was a problem with the bleeder valve, but after looking at it and seeing no coolant residue down there, I simply opened my coolant cap, and reseated it very tightly again. No more coolant condensation on my trunklid, and no more drop in coolant levels.

__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page