The Porsche Cayman 987 saw international release in 2005 amidst industry-wide acclaim and accolades. Partially based off of the Boxster, the Cayman 987 also shared some performance similarities with the 911 Carrera, Porsche’s flagship vehicle. The 987 is one of the most recognizable two-seat luxury sports cars on the road today, and owners of this fine car will consider themselves blessed beyond compare. Even though it is widely respected vehicle, the Cayman 987 still suffers from its share of issues, one of them being leaking coolant.
The coolant is a tremendously important component in the car that keeps the engine from overheating and destroying itself. As it runs through a network of tubes, the coolant sucks heat from the surrounding parts, absorbing the high temperatures into itself. When a leak occurs, the coolant will begin to drip out of the car (or, if the leak is large, it will pour out of the car). If the coolant levels ever fall completely, then the engine will very likely burn up. Thankfully, a coolant level light should come on as soon as any abnormalities with the coolant begin.
One of the key signs of a coolant leak is white smoke coming from the vehicle. This is caused by leaking coolant landing on a hot component in the car and evaporating. Another sign is rapid coolant consumption. Ideally, you should only need to fill the car’s coolant reservoir once or twice a year, but some owners report that they’re filling it once or twice a drive. This could mean you have a serious problem such as a broken head gasket or completely lose screws.
Leaking coolant is no small matter, and, like we’ve already said, it could lead to a fatally damaged engine. The best way to avoid such problems is by stopping by a independent German auto maintenance garage for a professional’s opinion and advice.
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