Huracan Performante - radiators

Huracan Performante - radiators

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steveyg83

16 posts

76 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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On a side note does anyone else have a weird cracking popping type noise coming from the roof when they driving over a sudden elevation change. I tend to get it when going from a decline to incline in road or turning into a junction which has a slight elevation change. Its like there is some flex and it causes something above to make a crack pop type noise.
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I did have a 'cracking/knocking' type noise that I could hear around the cabin, I though it was a panel creaking or something similar, happened when I went over a bump or dip and more so when I went over the bump on one side of the car. Turned out to be the bolts on the cross brace over the engine, 3 or those had loosened and so was creating a 'creaking' now and again and the noise would sound worse that what the problem would suggest. I had the bolts re-tightened and bee fine since

Champs

163 posts

107 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Sorry Gents, I don't have a Lambo, but my GT 4 center radiator ( 2500 Km) looked exactly like the pic provided by the OP, and Porsche replaced it after I complained.
Looks like aluminium corrosion to me. Possible caused by coolant residue ?
If I were you, I would not accept that !

hondansx

4,613 posts

228 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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steveyg83 said:
On a side note does anyone else have a weird cracking popping type noise coming from the roof when they driving over a sudden elevation change. I tend to get it when going from a decline to incline in road or turning into a junction which has a slight elevation change. Its like there is some flex and it causes something above to make a crack pop type noise.
I did have a 'cracking/knocking' type noise that I could hear around the cabin, I though it was a panel creaking or something similar, happened when I went over a bump or dip and more so when I went over the bump on one side of the car. Turned out to be the bolts on the cross brace over the engine, 3 or those had loosened and so was creating a 'creaking' now and again and the noise would sound worse that what the problem would suggest. I had the bolts re-tightened and bee fine since
Thanks for that! My car is quite noisy in that regard.

DamanC

134 posts

146 months

Thursday 13th July 2023
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Decent DIY option here: https://www.lamborghini-talk.com/threads/leaf-guar...

Looks like 2 x STO Grills PN:4T3820746, your choice of mesh and some kind of black glue/weld.

Half decent bumper removal guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaY_EWjXNzk

johnbear

1,568 posts

238 months

Sunday 12th May
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I fixed this on mine when delivered new. Brought some stainless steel fly screen from eBay. Pushed in a sheet of a3 paper to mark out a template against the rad in store. Cut out a template from paper and used this as a template to cut the fly screen. Pushed in fly screen and job down. Ok, it moves a bit, but still have good condition fins 4 years later.

Wheelspinning

1,440 posts

33 months

Sunday 12th May
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I had some belter come and view my 1800 mile 6mth old 992 GTS cab who spent over an hour going over the car with a camera, a torch and mirrors.

He travelled 6 hrs on the train to view, and I explicitly told him there would be zero haggling on the price as it was mint before he set off.

He pulled this same issue out of the bag.

Both of the front radiators had around 4 or 5 little stone dings.

He then proceeded to send me on WhatsApp ( whilst he was still outside going over the car ) the actual OPC part numbers and replacing cost for both radiators, and a link to some crowd who make mesh covers to fit in front of the radiators; a total of around £1200.

When he came to tell me how he would only buy the car if I undertook the works that he had detailed, he was promptly told to do one, and I was now too busy to get him back to the train station.

He also mentioned 2 stone chips that he couldn't find again to show me them.

I can imagine the response from Porsche warranty if the car developed a cooling issue with some aesthetically crappy aftermarket mesh covers fitted.

Skittles001

669 posts

266 months

Monday 13th May
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johnbear said:
I fixed this on mine when delivered new. Brought some stainless steel fly screen from eBay. Pushed in a sheet of a3 paper to mark out a template against the rad in store. Cut out a template from paper and used this as a template to cut the fly screen. Pushed in fly screen and job down. Ok, it moves a bit, but still have good condition fins 4 years later.
Interesting idea! Did you have it sitting against the front bumper bodywork (from inside) or you templated the actual rad and had it resting against that?