Coolant Pipe Failure: 997 Porsche Turbo
Redline Speed Worx (RSW) offers Complete Maintenance, Repair, and Performance Upgrades for Porsche Vehicles. Our Certified Service Team is here to assist our clients in building an enjoyable relationship with their Porsche regardless if it is a family hauler, daily driver, or weekend cruiser! Today we dive into Coolant Pipe Failure on the 997 Turbo.
Even some of our favorite cars to own, drive, and work on, have some flaws… the Porsche 997 Turbo is not an exception.
Although an extremely well-honed weapon out of the factory in Stuttgart, after years of use it is apparent that there are a few areas where the engineers missed the mark.
Coolant Pipe Failure is where our Team of Experts will be turning their attention to during this visit.
What happens is that over time the seals between the engine block and the outlet tubes fail, eventually leading to a coolant leak. A minor drip here or there isn’t a big deal, but on a high horsepower, rear-engined car, having the possibility of putting engine coolant under the rear tires is not something we like to envision!
Our Porsche Repair Service Team considers this a must-do Maintenance item for all Porsche 997 Turbo’s.
Coolant Pipe Failure on the Porsche 997.1 Turbo 911.
Evidence of this common leak is noticeable on the under side of the Porsche’s engine
The Solution for the OEM Porsche Plastic Coolant Pipes: Upgraded Metal Coolant Outlets!
Although not cheap, investing the money to properly maintain your Porsche is much cheaper in the long run than waiting on minor issues until they cause a major problem.
In order to replace the factory plastic coolant outlets our Team has to remove the flat six Porsche engine from the 911’s chassis.
Once the new outlets are installed into place:
After installing and doing a few post-installation checks the crew here at RSW can safely say this 997.1 Turbo is good for whatever the owner throws at it!
If this motor was to overheat due to a low coolant condition, we are talking about a $20,000 dollar engine, not to mention the safety aspect of having to worry about losing traction due to coolant leakage!
If you have any questions regarding getting coolant line repair, or maintenance work performed to your Porsche or any other kind of vehicle please do not hesitate to Contact Us, or call us at 908-223-7477. There is no job too big or too small for our shop!