Go Back   6speedonline.com Forums > Porsche (Present) > Boxster / Cayman
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Boxster / Cayman Porsche Boxster, Boxster S, and Cayman discussion board.
Sponsored by Speed Merchants

Flashing red light on Engine Temp Gauge

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-24-2011, 09:34 AM
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 0
cassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the rough
Flashing red light on Engine Temp Gauge

I have been through a couple Engine Compartment fans and sensors already in my 2006 Boxster S. Lately I got a couple warnings about "engine compartment fan failure" again, but they quickly go away. Yesterday while sitting, idling I got a flashing orange indicator near the temp gauge.

At no time did the temp gauge budge even a bit above normal and the engine compartment fan continues to run so I'm not sure what to make of it. Dealer will definitely say bring it in so they can nose around. Just wondering if there are any thoughts on this?

Btw I'm in Texas and we have been 100+ forever so it is a bit of a test for the system to be sure.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: north jersey
Posts: 18
Rep Power: 0
gikser is infamous around these parts
check your coolant level in the rear overflow tank. same thing happened to me and i was low on coolant.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-31-2011, 01:06 PM
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 0
cassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikser View Post
check your coolant level in the rear overflow tank. same thing happened to me and i was low on coolant.

Thanks, I will check it. If it is low I guess that raises other questions since your not supposed to lose coolant normally.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-31-2011, 06:21 PM
RoninW's Avatar
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Westchester,NY
Posts: 160
Rep Power: 13
RoninW is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikser View Post
check your coolant level in the rear overflow tank. same thing happened to me and i was low on coolant.
+1 most likely low coolant level if the light is flashing
__________________
'01 s4
'02 stg3 s4
'98 turbo m3
'08 135i
'11 1m current
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-31-2011, 06:25 PM
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: boston
Posts: 170
Rep Power: 10
Atob is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikser View Post
check your coolant level in the rear overflow tank. same thing happened to me and i was low on coolant.
X2... same with mine
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-08-2011, 08:32 AM
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 0
cassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the roughcassiri is a jewel in the rough
good call

So the coolant level is very slightly low. The cap says "water" in many languages. Do you add just water to bring it up to level? Is the white crusty residue around the cap normal?

As I mentioned before, is coolant loss normal?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-11-2011, 05:38 PM
sayporsha's Avatar
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 6
sayporsha is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cassiri View Post
So the coolant level is very slightly low. The cap says "water" in many languages. Do you add just water to bring it up to level? Is the white crusty residue around the cap normal?

As I mentioned before, is coolant loss normal?
It's OK to add distilled water to top off the coolant. Tap water contains stuff that can cause corrosion in the cooling system.

Gradual coolant loss seems to plague Boxsters & Caymans with no apparent single cause. There are numerous threads on this topic on the Planet 9 forum, so do a search there. The crusty white residue around your cap could mean the cap can't hold pressure and needs replacement.
__________________
Jeff
78 911SC, Silver/Black, H4's, Recaros, 964 Cams, Custom Exhaust, 16" 930 Fuchs. Lowered & Loud
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Reply
 
 
 

Tags
2006, blinking, boxster, compartment, cooling, engine, failure, fan, flashing, light, orange, porsche, radiator, red, temperature, templight


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Join 6SpeedOnline
Visit our Sponsors

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Secure Backup

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2