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2003 Porsche 911 Question: 2003 911 leaks some radiator fuild for about two minutes after the it warms up

 

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dream car, Riverside, CA, January 05, 2011, 18:41
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When i stop the car after it has been running a small amount of radiator fuild leaks under the engine for about two minutes then stops. it dosent happen when the car is jut siting.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 05, 2011, 21:02
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    Not sure about Porsche but BMW, VW, Audi all have problems with plastic cooling system components that over time and heat cycles crack and leak. Have the cooling system "pressure tested". The way an automotive shop would locate the leak is by removing the radiator cap and attaching an adapter that screws on in place of the radiator cap. Something that looks like a bicycle pump with a pressure gauge attached to it is used to "pump up" pressure to simulate pressure generated when the cooling system is at operating temperature, the leak is then found sometimes it is obviously leaking from a coolant hose or cracked housing, failed gasket or water pump, sometimes the engines cooling system needs to be inspected from below or inspected using a mirror and flash light.

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    Visitor, January 05, 2011, 22:38

    Patrick,
    Thanks for the advice it was very helpful. It is just strange when I just run it for a couple of minutes and shut it off it will not leak, just when up gets to running temp.

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