Manual: 2013/2014 911

Page: 90

Displays on the Instrument Panel

A – Engine oil temperature gage
A warning message will appear on the multi-function display in the instrument panel if the engine oil temperature is too high.

  • Reduce engine speed and engine load immediately if the red zone is reached.

For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.

B – Speedometer
The analogue display B is located on the left next to the tachometer in the instrument panel.

C – Tachometer
The start of the red zone on the tachometer or rev-counter scale is a visual warning of the maximum permissible engine speed.

If the red zone is reached during acceleration, fuel feed is interrupted in order to protect the engine.

D – Multi-function display
For information on the multi-function display:

  • Please see the chapter "OPERATING THE MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAY ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL" on page 94.

E – Coolant temperature gage

  • If the cooling system is in any way faulty, consult an authorized Porsche dealer.

Pointer in the lower area – engine cold

  • Avoid high engine speeds and heavy engine loading.

Pointer in the middle – normal operating temperature
Pointer may move up to the red area when the engine is heavily loaded and outside temperature is high.

Coolant temperature warning
If the coolant temperature is too high, the temperature gage needle moves to the maximum mark and the temperature gage warning light lights up.

The warning message "Engine temperature too high" will also appear on the multi-function display in the instrument panel.

  • Switch engine off and let it cool.
  • Check radiators and air guides in front end of vehicle for obstructions.
  • Check the coolant level.
    Top up with coolant if necessary.
  • Have the fault corrected.
  • Please see the chapter "CHECKING THE COOLANT LEVEL AND ADDING COOLANT" on page 221.
  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.

Information
To prevent excessive temperatures, the cooling air ducts must not be obstructed by covering them (e.g. with film, "stone guards", etc.).


Coolant level warning
At engine temperatures below 140 °F (60 °C):
A low coolant level is indicated by the warning message "Check coolant level" on the multi-function display in the instrument panel.

  • Add coolant.

At engine temperatures above 140 °F (60 °C):
A low coolant level is indicated by the warning message "Low coolant level" on the multi-function display in the instrument panel. The temperature gage needle also moves to the maximum mark and the temperature gage warning light flashes.

  • Switch engine off and let it cool.
  • Add coolant.

If the coolant level is low, warning indicators may light up if the vehicle tilts at an extreme angle (e.g. steep slopes) or generates high lateral acceleration while travelling round long bends (e.g. driving in circles). If the warnings do not disappear once the vehicle has assumed "normal" operating state, check the coolant level.

  • Please see the chapter "CHECKING THE COOLANT LEVEL AND ADDING COOLANT" on page 221.
  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page126.


Risk of engine damage.

  • Do not continue driving if the warning persists even when the engine coolant level is correct.
  • Have the fault corrected.