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raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Found the engine. rotate



But can't really see a thing in there that looks 'wet' confused
....and now of course it's started raining which is not great needing the roof off to get at the oily bits...looks like getting underneath might be the next plan smash

edc

4,791 posts

134 months

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Have you got the latest 94 revision part number expansion cap? If not it might be worth trying that first. After that it might be the expansion tank itself.

Getting to the engine isn't so bad. If you are short like me then actually working around it is more awkward!

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Not sure about the expansion cap/tank it looks quite dry around there...
If the weather holds for more than 10 minutes I'm going to get underneath and get the under trays off, should be able to see the source of the leak then. frown

yajeed

3,968 posts

137 months

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raceboy said:
Not sure about the expansion cap/tank it looks quite dry around there...
If the weather holds for more than 10 minutes I'm going to get underneath and get the under trays off, should be able to see the source of the leak then. frown
I've had both replaced - the tank itself is harder to spot, but the cap will give you a wet boot.

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Boot is dry, it's the driveway that's covered in fluid. wink
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yajeed

3,968 posts

137 months

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raceboy said:
Boot is dry, it's the driveway that's covered in fluid. wink
The tanks is a good shout though - they split and will leak under the back right of the car.

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
It looks further forward than the tank, but that might just be the slope of the driveway. wink
As soon as my 'extra pair of hands' arrive it's going up on the ramps and with the undertray off it should be obvious...... paperbag

woogie

3,109 posts

135 months

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cmoose said:
I don't think OPCs are about "ripping" you off. You just have to be aware of their operating methods. They'll look at your car and identify anything easy to visually inspect and manipulate that shows signs of wear. It's not got much to do with car maintenance. I would suggest it's pretty dispassionate stuff, however, rather than a case-by-case attempt to rip people off. It is a rip off, but frankly anyone who stupid enough to bend over probably deserves the shafting.
I let an OPC MOT my 911 2 years back . It just needed a number plate bulb replacing . Cost was 22 quid . 2 quid for bulb and 20 quid to screw it in . biggrin. Not a rip off at all rolleyes

edc

4,791 posts

134 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Don't rule out the expansion tank. It will come out just ahead or inline with the rear offside wheel.

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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The biggest 'drip' is about in line with the door handle, pretty much in the middle of the car, but this is mainly due to a join in the under tray that I have failed miserably to take off, will be popping it into the local back street garage for a chat next week. frown

cmoose

24,463 posts

112 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Perhaps it's the water pump leaking onto the tray and being carried a bit forward that way. That would be my guess.

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Mine too. frown
Pre empting the 'water pump bill' Eurocarparts seem to list a few different brands, any experiance of if the extra money is money worth spent? Metal fins instead of plastic, that sort of thing? And are there any 'while it's out' type extra jobs to do at the same time? scratchchin

cmoose

24,463 posts

112 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
I would get an official Porsche part re the water pump. I'm by no means the sort who buys official parts willy nilly. But the water pump? I bought the official part - apart from a new coolant cap, it's the only part I've bought from Porsche. You may as well do the thermostat while you are in there - very easy once you've taken the covers / trays off for the pump.

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Well it's all back together again now after failing to find the fault, going to take it to the garage tomorrow and see when they can fit it it......and given the bad news to the Mrs who is away on hoilday until tomorrow afternoon. paperbag

Took the opportunity to give the engine a quick clean though while the covers are off....not that anyone will ever see it, and I imagine it'll be as dusty in 6 months but who cares.....


edc

4,791 posts

134 months

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Friday 7th September 2012 quote quote all
Hello poverty porkers. I can't help tinkering and here's the latest additions.

The paint and fitting cost me £350 in total, but this also included fitting of the black mesh for the centre radiator and to repair a front bumper dent and repaint it, this bit alone was £200. Paint and fit of splitters was £150. Front splitter was £85 and the rear one was about £65.

The front splitter needed a fair bit of sanding and trimming to get a decent fit. The front one needed prepping and primer. The rear spliiter has predrilled holes for screwing in (which weren't perfectly lined up). The rear one is a 2 piece job and came supposedly primered and ready to paint but on closer inspection the primer needed touching up and a couple of craters filling in.

You can also see the Zunsport side grilles. The centre mesh and side mesh is a different size but you can't tell when standing up.

I think it looks neat and gives the car a slightly more aggressive look and fills out the front a bit which looks a bit weedy as standard.












cmoose

24,463 posts

112 months

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At the very least I'd suggest possibly losing the inner / original grilles in the front air intakes. They're not doing anything anymore and what with all the mesh and splitters and spangly bits, it' beginning to look rather busy!

edc

4,791 posts

134 months

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cmoose said:
At the very least I'd suggest possibly losing the inner / original grilles in the front air intakes. They're not doing anything anymore and what with all the mesh and splitters and spangly bits, it' beginning to look rather busy!
I know what you are saying but you can't really tell when you are not this close up. Also the design of the side grilles clips over the existing grille slats. When you stand up and look at the front from whatever angle it just looks like black mesh.

kentmotorcompany

2,401 posts

93 months

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raceboy said:
The biggest 'drip' is about in line with the door handle, pretty much in the middle of the car, but this is mainly due to a join in the under tray that I have failed miserably to take off, will be popping it into the local back street garage for a chat next week. frown
Is the air con working?

If the fluid on the ground is just water, have you considered that it is just condensed water expelled from the air con system?

raceboy

10,504 posts

163 months

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Air con hasn't worked since we picked it up, it needs new condensors to fix that, but the Mrs just always says 'why do you need aircon in convertible'
But anyway, it's just spent a little while at my local spanner man as it was indeed the water pump that was shot.

olly22n

13,661 posts

89 months

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What does everyone think to this? May try and view this weekend. Gaps in the service history are quite concerning!

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