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Old 09-22-2017, 09:43 PM
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First oil change is ALWAYS the most important oil change of an engines life as most wear occurs at this time...,,,I highly recommend doing this from 1000 to 2,000 miles for the sake of the car (and especially for any one planning on keeping their car beyond the warranty period.) Porsche reccomendations are soley to get the car through the warranty period, than it wants you to buy parts Some people even argue "the early oil change", after break in, is the only oil change that is really necessary. For me, $85 or even $185 is a minor expenditure to do the right thing on a $100K car so I plan on 1200, 5K and than every 5 K miles from there , At a minimum consider 7500 mile changes and I feel sorry for any one who buys your car after 15k oil changes
I was once told by a Honda mechanic that the break in oil from the factory is so special it is not offered for sale due to its cost and removing it early is more of a detriment to engine life than leaving it until recommend. I have no idea if this applies to Porsche and I had no choice as I bought my car used with a fresh oil change. Now I will change my oil every year prior to putting it in winter storage.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:26 PM
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I was once told by a Honda mechanic that the break in oil from the factory is so special it is not offered for sale due to its cost and removing it early is more of a detriment to engine life than leaving it until recommended.
I tend to go with factory recommendations on my car. I wait until the warning shows up on the dash.

I had my 20,000 mile service last week. I've had it 4 years (I have three cars). The oil change and filter was $172 -- (air filter was + $32, and the cabin filter was + $105).

They charged me for 8 quarts of Mobil 1. The computer level now reads 1/2 quart low.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:09 AM
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:31 AM
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Very helpful! Going to try to do my C4S soon....

if there is a verience, I will post few photos to compile this thread.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

I just accomplished my first DIY oil change on my 2013 991.1 C2S @ 28,996 miles. First of all, great DIY instructions/guidance! Along with the oil change I also replaced wiper blades and the cabin air filters.
This all took about 2 hours on a Friday evening. Very straight forward procedure with no issues except the wiper blade swap-out, took 1 hour.... LOL.. The car took 7 quarts of Mobil 1 0W-40 and filled
to the proper mark on the MFD display (in the green). Drove it 4 or 5 times over the weekend and checked the oil quantity level multiple times, ops checked great! Engine runs smoother and gained at least 10hp Ha!
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:49 PM
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Hi Guys,

oil and filter bought should be able to let me do the change over this weekend.

question: if i only lift the rear, no jack stand to support the front, would that still drain all the old oil out?

any comments are appreciated
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:34 PM
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Hi Guys,

oil and filter bought should be able to let me do the change over this weekend.

question: if i only lift the rear, no jack stand to support the front, would that still drain all the old oil out?

any comments are appreciated
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:00 PM
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i feel when I removed oil filter cap, this air duct is in the way, is that normal?


Anyhow, there were lots of learning curves associate the first time, but once you knew all the steps, THANKS TO OP, saved lots of time.


Clearance issue
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:35 PM
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Hi Guys,

I have few pictures to add, if that would help to facilitate the task with less margin of errors



this didn't feel right at all...


ramp properly set up


left side ramp set up

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Old 06-28-2018, 11:55 AM
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Default Warranty and oil changes.

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i feel when I removed oil filter cap, this air duct is in the way, is that normal?


Anyhow, there were lots of learning curves associate the first time, but once you knew all the steps, THANKS TO OP, saved lots of time.


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If you do your own oil changes doesn't it possibly void your warranty?
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:25 AM
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Are you in Canada?

im not sure how it works over there, if someone told you one thing about warranty. There bounds to be someone else told you something else.

Ask your dealership if it does, that's the most important part.

Be because they are they one ends up doing the warranty work.

Ive visited my dealership, I didn't buy the car from them, bought extended warranty elsewhere, they now have all the warranty paperwork in my profile now and welcomes you when you have a mechanical / electrical failure.

What im saying is: promoting a healthy relationship with your dealership is a key here.

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If you do your own oil changes doesn't it possibly void your warranty?
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Porsche0911 View Post
If you do your own oil changes doesn't it possibly void your warranty?
That's like saying filling in gas yourself will possibly void your warranty
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Originally Posted by 1Gunner View Post
Same procedure for the 991 TT/S??
Has anyone done this on a TT/S? My 60k is coming up!
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No you need the car level
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:16 PM
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I overfilled my oil.(small incident while topping it up) now I want to remove excess oil any suggestions other than pulling the drain plug?
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