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December 11, 2004

Coolant leak

My 996 has a coolant leak. I got this fixed using the following trick. Buy black lite fluid and googles from a good auto parts store. Put some of the fluid in the coolant tank after topping up the coolant.

Drive the car till the coolant low light comes on. Drive home, put on the googles and the special flash light. Look around the car, especialli engine, under side skirts and front wheel wells. You'll see a flourescent color where the leak is. Mine was the radiator hoses on the front driver wheel well. 500 bucks to repair including labor. My warranty (an third party extended one) didn't cover it as it was plastic parts.

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Thank you for the info. My 1999 996 also developed a coolant leak. From a broken reservoir. Was also told to pain AUS $600 as nor covered by warranty. I think this sucks.

Posted by: Suresh Viswanathan | Apr 3, 2006 12:13:10 AM

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