Boxster 986 heater matrix failure

Car has been smelling strange for months, like stale Indian food.  Lately however the windscreen has been covered in an oily film – matrix failures are rare on the 986 but decided to take it apart anyway

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Rather than drain the coolant (it was fresh due to failed pipework underneath the car a few months ago) I clamped the tubes and removed the matrix

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Pretty nasty.

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Managed to source one from a breakers yard, about £95 vs £400+ for a new one from Porsche.  All back together and working perfectly so far – replaced the pollen filter while I was at it.

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