Board: Porsche - 911 - 996 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    Oil change time...

    It was done after break in...before I bought the car...and now 16 months later and 5k miles and some track much does the dealer charge for an oil change and if I do it myself what tools will I need to buy?...Is it as simple as a filter/ gasket and oil? I would prefer doing it myself...just don't trust those B mechanics in any shop.

    MMMM...maybe I should use that gift cert they sent me!

    $100 off $200 service/ purchase........

    Re: MMMM...maybe I should use that gift cert they sent me!

    yep, i have no idea about this certificates, but sounds good. and if you do not know what tools to use and how to do it, i dunno if "do it yourself" is any better than the mechanic at porsche . IMHO they do a good job, at least over here in germany [got my car back yesterday from the '2 years' inspection and it is now performing nicer than ever]

    Re: Oil change time...

    Don't do the oil change yourself, it doesn't make sense.
    If you drive your car less than 6000 mls per year, you should change oil once a year. Also if you track race your car, changing oil every 3000 mls (or even less) might be a good idea too. Tuned 996 Turbo should get an oil change every 2000 mls (incl. gearbox/differential oil change)...enhancing the lifespan of the engine and drivetrain.

    What's the pleasure in changing oil? Let the mechanic do that, give him a good tip and let him be happy too.

    Re: Oil change time...

    I agree with RC on doing it frequently but not on whether or not it makes sense to do it yourself. That's really up to you. Are you the type of person that enjoys doing this sort of thing yourself? And do you feel comfortable with it??

    I'll add one caveat to RC's comments, if something goes wrong and you did it yourself then you might be the one to get the blame for it. If you never touched it then that shouldn't happen. Dropping your oil can be a very big deal for a whole bunch of reasons.

    Personally, I let the dealer do all of the scheduled maintenance. I do all of the extra oil changes myself. I started when the dealer refused to drain the oil before 20,000 km because he didn't want to remove that 'special break-in oil'.

    In Europe the dealers don't tend to gouge the customer quite as much (yes, it is expensive but it is all tax). In North America there is more incentive to change your own oil as the dealers really like to profit from this service.

    If you do it yourself use the right oil and use the factory filter. Make sure you keep the receipts for everything. There are four separate drain points plus the filter. You need a special tool for the filter, turkey baser and a torque wrench. How to do it and where to get the oil has been discussed before on many forums so it should be easy to find info.




    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 10/25/21 12:29 AM
    500848 1291
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 11/8/21 7:43 PM
    181454 1154
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 12/6/21 9:27 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    72231 386
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 11/25/21 6:30 PM
    67437 686
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 11/19/21 6:44 AM
    53454 529
    Porsche Sticky ROAD TEST: New 992 Carrera 4S 3/3/21 10:57 PM
    49239 336
    Porsche Sticky Porsche extends the Taycan model range (Taycan 2WD) 2/1/21 12:42 PM
    13529 29
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 11/18/21 3:28 PM
    589 0
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/5/21 7:04 PM
    475080 3587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/28/21 3:25 AM
    390390 3507
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/25/21 12:31 AM
    386563 3949
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/21 5:18 PM
    351963 3256
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 10/8/21 11:41 AM
    322180 2647
    Porsche 992 GT3 12/6/21 6:10 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    281872 3163
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 9/29/21 1:59 AM
    255171 1587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 2/11/21 9:22 AM
    169502 1379
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 4/9/21 4:32 PM
    120289 1225
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 9/22/21 1:28 AM
    104703 749
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 12/4/21 12:36 AM
    96081 1245
    McLaren F1 7/10/21 7:43 AM
    83405 209
    Lambo Aventador and SV 8/27/21 2:33 PM
    74573 698
    AMG AMG GT R 7/8/21 3:07 PM
    CGX car nut
    74419 824
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 12/3/21 3:53 PM
    54748 1399
    Others Bugatti Chiron 11/4/21 5:58 AM
    44174 500
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 11/10/21 2:32 PM
    41458 532
    Porsche Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport 1/1/21 7:58 PM
    40048 615
    Porsche GT4RS 12/3/21 5:15 PM
    38733 713
    Motor Sp. [2021] Formula 1 12/7/21 12:17 AM
    35589 1201
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 7/7/21 8:38 PM
    31253 394
    Ferrari 488 Replacement 4/17/21 8:28 PM
    28062 370
    250 items found, displaying 1 to 30.