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since the 944 runs fine

I will ask you guys a question about a 928. I figured someone might know. I would obviously ask it at the 928 forum, but I did and nobody responded after a week. I just got the car and drove it 80 miles and the car was fine. Next day I drove about 5 and radiator fluid leaks slightly. Maybe it was an overflow and there was too much not sure. Biggest problem is I must have opened the hood 10 times since last week to inspect the oil/filter and fluid levels while car was idling and off. Now I can not open the hood! I pull the release and it does not release. Any ideas? I want to clean it up and inspect for the fluids. I appreciate all responses. TIA
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You should be able to get to the latch from under the front end - you may have to take a few pieces off, but it isn't all that hard.

928 with coolant leak......OUCH!

Find out where it is leaking - you do not want these motors to overheat.

Check the hoses, and the expansion tank - the center "hole" on the expansion ta\nk tends to leak a bit - usually not worth fixing.

Pray it is not your radiator = $$$$$$$


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Thank you for responding. I will take a look at it and see if I can get to it. It must be jammed because when I pull the release it feels like there is still tension and it actually returns to the original position. It must be the actual mechanism under the hood. I think it was the overflow because i have driven it a few times since and there is no leak and the engine runs solid and cool. Thanks again
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You must be into S&M... no pain-hating man would get a 928 that has problems already.

I hear you can use socks to fix anything on a 928, though
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The car was given to me for free, that is why I have it. Definitley needs some TLC, but it is a nice looking car.
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Wow, you can never beat $FREE$
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Yeah free is nice, but I have not determined yet if I will keep it or put money into them (I also have a 944) or sell them both and buy something that is 100% ready to daily drive. My father owned them both and moved across country and left these two Porsches to me- that is how I ended up with them.
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check all the small coolant lines from the resivoir to the coolant/t-stat housing. chech the small line from the rad to the housing , runs along the right front engine bay. run the car to temp, shut it off , let it sit for 5 min and then move some of the lines around and check for evedence of leaks. is there still pressure under that cap when the engine is cold.
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If you want to get rid of them, let me know, I'll even let you make a profit on them How's a nice crisp twenty sound?
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