Coolant loss may be a sign of internal engine problems on Porsche Boxster

To ensure engine longevity, coolant loss and overheating issues need to be resolved. Coolant loss—sometimes slow and accompanied by white smoke—is often a sign of internal engine problems. The proper coolant fill procedure must be followed.
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Average mileage: 71,500 (50,000–93,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
16 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
Bought car for college-student daughter. She called in panic, fluid (coolant) leaking from front & rear end, white smoke billowing from tail pipe. Had car towed to shop today...diagnosis/estimate on Monday...pray for her "baby"! (It's a love thing, lol!)
Persistent cooling problems finally traced to an engine problem (crack?). Apparently building-up too much pressure in the closed system and blowing-out radiator hoses one at a time. Persistent condensation build-up under trunk near coolant resevior. Unrepairable without dropping-in a new engine.
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