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I had my coolent res replaced on my 17 CS.
At first Porsche did not take it serious and i gave them some links on to here and also to talk to Porsche Germany.
Mine just complaint about low lvl
It took 1 day for them to decide that it needed replacement, its a Big one cause the engine needs to come out.


Then i found this thanks to @jt4006
An adapted coolant reservoir has been installed as standard since April 10, 2018 or as of vehicle identification number WP0CA2982JS212001.


Its a gold mine indeed!
Thanks Man!!
 

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Interesting. All listings for the 718 are for the first model year (2017) ... and the Boxster has significantly more info than the Cayman.

Some of the complaints are uproarious. For example, someone in Houston apparently thinks the exhaust tip location is a 'dangerous design defect' because they were daft enough to burn their calves on them TWICE. (Heck: I've done that.) Thing is, this is where the exhaust has always been on Boxsters.

:: rolls eyes ::

Complaints are also logged for:
- foggy front headlights (first I've heard of that)
- bad windshield wiper contact (first I've heard of that as well)
- Rattling seat belt tensioners (that's a chronic problem, as many of us know. Not a safety issue, though)
- Premature tire wear in the rear (IT'S A RWD SPORTS CAR WITH A TON OF TORQUE. Get over it!)
- UHP Summer tires as OEM (OMG! I can't drive my car in New York under 40 degrees! I'M AGONNA SUUUUE!)

Nice find, OP -- if for nothing other than a little comedy on a Monday ...
 
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Interesting. All listings for the 718 are for the first model year (2017) ... and the Boxster has significantly more info than the Cayman.

Some of the complaints are uproarious. For example, someone in Houston apparently thinks the exhaust tip location is a 'dangerous design defect' because they were daft enough to burn their calves on them TWICE. (Heck: I've done that.) Thing is, this is where the exhaust has always been on Boxsters.

:: rolls eyes ::

Complaints are also logged for:
- foggy front headlights (first I've heard of that)
- bad windshield wiper contact (first I've heard of that as well)
- Rattling seat belt tensioners (that's a chronic problem, as many of us know. Not a safety issue, though)
- Premature tire wear in the rear (IT'S A RWD SPORTS CAR WITH A TON OF TORQUE. Get over it!)
- UHP Summer tires as OEM (OMG! I can't drive my car in New York under 40 degrees! I'M AGONNA SUUUUE!)

Nice find, OP -- if for nothing other than a little comedy on a Monday ...

Americans..........
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I got the 'get out of the road, shut down the engine and call Porsche" message with the engine stone cold, having driven a mile and a half, sitting on the parking lot of my phone company, with the ignition on, the engine off, while trying to sort out the CarPlay! WTF!

I looked the fault message up in the Internet and got the news about the faulty reservoir sensor, the Service Bulletin number and fired off an e-mail to the SA. He asked me to bring the car over. They couldn't even open the coolant tank cap, until they got a HUGE pair of adjustable pliers. They said the coolant was a little low, but not low enough to trigger a message. They talked to Porsche and concluded that they would fill the reservoir properly and monitor the issue.

Half an hour later the car was washed and ready. I asked to see the reservoir with the cap off. They couldn't take the cap off! Here come the giant adjustable pliers again... I asked them to try another cap from another 718. They hand tightened it, they needed the giant pliers again. The neck is too big! Apparently they can order a cap and neck. A week and 4 hours later, I could remove the cap myself, without using my giant adjustable pliers (I have a pair too...). I had all this in writing, because if the message appears again when I am doing Route 66, they are going to pay for hotels and meals and everything in between...

I didn't get any problems since...
 
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