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Old 02-10-2019, 11:52 PM
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Default What is this and is it normal?

This gasket looks swollen and I can pull it pretty easy. Nothing dripping, but it looks wet.

Is this something that you traditionally have to address? The 2nd pic is the other one and it's pretty snug and firm.



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Old 02-11-2019, 12:04 AM
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YEah, that's a funky gasket, always looks a little wierd when I'm under the car..

Yes, it's a coolant line. Mine was leaking after a dealer repair years ago.. Took 'em 2 times to get it completely fixed.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by saabin
YEah, that's a funky gasket, always looks a little wierd when I'm under the car..

Yes, it's a coolant line. Mine was leaking after a dealer repair years ago.. Took 'em 2 times to get it completely fixed.
Ha! The dealer just had the engine out. Hmmm???!!
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The rubber you can see is not what seals the coolant in. It is just a protective ring to keep debris out of the housing more than anything. Inside there is a connector with an o-ring that goes into each part of the housing. If it is leaking, it is at one of the o-rings or the aluminum connector cracked.
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Easily fixed. Clamp the coolant reservoir and drain the coolant, remove the elbow and replace ALL of the O rings and use the Porsche lubricant. You will spend more time in the coolant level burping process than the actual job. Good luck.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:02 PM
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I had to change one on my car but it had a slight leak. Easy fix though.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by atcbi5
Easily fixed. Clamp the coolant reservoir and drain the coolant, remove the elbow and replace ALL of the O rings and use the Porsche lubricant. You will spend more time in the coolant level burping process than the actual job. Good luck.
Thx for details on the DIY!
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:58 AM
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Mine looks the same way. Unless it’s leaking or you can feel moisture in that area, it’s probably safer to leave alone entirely.
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I had the same thing, VERY slow leakage that rotted the outside rubber. Bought all the o-rings and stuff to fix it but didn't get around to it in 2 years :P Nothing happened during that time though and now I'm finally getting it all welded and Sharkwerked.
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