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Old 01-12-2018, 04:20 PM
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BHMav8r View Post
At idle the oil temp slowly climbed to just below 225 when the water temp started rising above 176.

Kind of makes me wonder how hot it is at different locations at idle with one fan out. Didn't want to operate it further once I was sure both were steadily heading north.

Wonder if Porsche was actually smart enough to allow the water gauge to show elevated temps (even though its not an accurate number) when need be?
The water gauge is mostly an idiot light but it is my experience it does move when required. I was driving home last summer with the top down, outside ambient about 35 C and the AC on in slow traffic. the water temp light went off (1st time for me) so shut down the AC and the water temp slowly dropped back down once i got moving
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:49 AM
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For your coolant (water/EGW) to go up like that is a bit concerning. I've only seen my water temp go up two times. Once,--when the serpentine belt failed and I was quickly nursing it home, and again, when it was about 117 degrees outside one afternoon in Las Vegas. Sadly, Porsche elected to dumb down the coolant temperature gauge to the point that it is essentially useless. No trending capability at all. It goes from 'ho hum' to "OMG!" in seconds. There is nothing in between. That is a significant disservice to normal people. I wish Porsche would (or maybe a clever IT guy) would rewrite the code that controls that.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:57 AM
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For your coolant (water/EGW) to go up like that is a bit concerning. I've only seen my water temp go up two times. Once,--when the serpentine belt failed and I was quickly nursing it home, and again, when it was about 117 degrees outside one afternoon in Las Vegas. Sadly, Porsche elected to dumb down the coolant temperature gauge to the point that it is essentially useless. No trending capability at all. It goes from 'ho hum' to "OMG!" in seconds. There is nothing in between. That is a significant disservice to normal people. I wish Porsche would (or maybe a clever IT guy) would rewrite the code that controls that.
I agree! I heard that PAG did that (dumb-down coolant gauge) to quiet customer cries overly worried about its readings (I guess in the 996 gen). Bad reaction, but that is true that there are lots of paranoid people misinterpreting gauges and shouting about it.
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