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

IMG_1478 Boxster heater core repair 15361846759_a72a9f1849_o 15362829920_e00b37565a_o

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


Boxster heater core repair

Pretty nasty.


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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s