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    DIY Oil Change

    How difficult is it to change the oil on the 997s? I have searched the forum for "diy oil change" but came up empty handed. Has anyone posted a step by step? I'm sorry to say I have not changed any of my cars oil (myself) in over 20 years (BMW does it for free).

    Do I have to worry about voiding warranty?

    My dealer wants $240 which seems a little extreme. Any advice is appreciated.

    Summer is here, so happy!!!!!!

    Tim
    2005 997S Black/Black

    Re: DIY Oil Change

    Can you bring your own oil to the dealer for less? Only reason i ask that is because as a US citizen doing duty here in Germany I am able to bring my own oil to be done by the Porsche Zentrum for a lot less.

    Hate to send you off some place else for tech stuff but Renntech.org is a highly technical site for Porsche related stuff from DYI, TSB and everything in between.


    Re: DIY Oil Change

    It's very easy. Just keep records showing what you did and when so that they can't dispute it with you later. I suspect most of us are changing oil too often.

    Dan

    Re: DIY Oil Change

    Change the oil after the first year yourself.

    Bring car in to dealer for the two-year change. Also have brake fluid changed.

    While they're at it, at the 2-year change, they can check all the hoses and bolts and misc other stuff like they are supposed to do.

    No one has to know you changed the oil yourself the first time. Make sure youy use the correct oil. (The Mobil one 5w option would be preferred if you can find it; supposedly leads to less oil burning compared to the 0w)

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    MMD, your always spot on Again!

    Re: DIY Oil Change

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    1st997 said:
    MMD, your always spot on Again!



    Aw, gee thanks.

    Now if I could just never again be wrong and quit repeated ranting.

    Re: DIY Oil Change

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    MMD said:
    (The Mobil one 5w option would be preferred if you can find it; supposedly leads to less oil burning compared to the 0w)


    Preferred by who?
    There is an article in Excellence(april)page 34 0n why you should be using OW-40.I would read it before changing to 5W-40, or anything else.
    Rich

    Re: DIY Oil Change

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    gt3racerich said:
    Quote:
    MMD said:
    (The Mobil one 5w option would be preferred if you can find it; supposedly leads to less oil burning compared to the 0w)


    Preferred by who?
    There is an article in Excellence(april)page 34 0n why you should be using OW-40.I would read it before changing to 5W-40, or anything else.
    Rich



    Thanks for the heads up. Gotta check it out when I get home.

    Here's the recommended oils by Porsche. There was a lengthy discussion a while ago on Renlist about oils. One of the conclusions was to use 5w if you were concerned about high oil consumption.


    Re: DIY Oil Change

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    tpfannes said:


    Do I have to worry about voiding warranty?





    Not sure how changing your own oil would void a warranty. If this was the case I would think all those non dealer oil changing places would be hurting.

    Re: DIY Oil Change

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    bstew said:
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    tpfannes said:


    Do I have to worry about voiding warranty?





    Not sure how changing your own oil would void a warranty. If this was the case I would think all those non dealer oil changing places would be hurting.



    That's right, be sure to use the correct oil though.

    It gets more interesting. If you use a "equivalent" filter (i.e.a Fram insted of a Porsche) in your oil change the warrenty MUST stay intact. IOW, there's some protections like that built in for the consumer at least in the USA.

    Keep your receipts (with dates) and make notation in your service record book.

    BTW, I'd _never_ allow those places to do my P-car oil change and I'd never use a non-Porsche filter (e.g a Fram equivalent). I just assume and accept they use the cheapest oil and they will do something wrong.

     
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