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Old 01-13-2018, 01:13 PM
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Does yearly service take precedence regardless of how many or few miles at the time?
I use this service interval chart for the 991.1. It's posted in a few threads on here.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:22 PM
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Great post, LexVan! Thanks for sharing. I just hit 3k miles on my 991.1 so I’m a tad behind you. Need to log more miles in the Spring to catch up. This will be an excellent reference thread.
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Originally Posted by CSK 911 C4S View Post
I use this service interval chart for the 991.1. It's posted in a few threads on here.
Thanks fantastic, thanks! Anyone have a chart or table for proper fluids and one for torque specs for typical maintenance parts? I'm also looking for a good guide or video and how to jack up these cars. TIA
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Thanks fantastic, thanks! Anyone have a chart or table for proper fluids and one for torque specs for typical maintenance parts? I'm also looking for a good guide or video and how to jack up these cars. TIA
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
Does yearly service take precedence regardless of how many or few miles at the time?
I think you will save a LOT of $ if you go by miles rather than time. I had a 997 before my GTS. I bought the 997 new and always had it serviced by a really good local indy. I used to ask him, should I do this or that recommended in the service manual and he would say something to the effect 'I don't think the car knows whether its been 2 yrs or 4 ' but it does know the miles. I sold it to a new owner in TX after 10yrs and 28K miles. After I think a year he changed the plugs and said they 'looked great'. I do think once a yr oil change is reasonable, though I bet with low mile cars and synthetic oil it would go significantly more. Also it is important to check moisture content in the brake fluid.

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Originally Posted by 96redLT4 View Post
I think you will save a LOT of $ if you go by miles rather than time. I had a 997 before my GTS. I bought the 997 new and always had it serviced by a really good local indy. I used to ask him, should I do this or that recommended in the service manual and he would say something to the effect 'I don't think the car knows whether its been 2 yrs or 4 ' but it does know the miles. I sold it to a new owner in TX after 10yrs and 28K miles. After I think a year he changed the plugs and said they 'looked great'. I do think once a yr oil change is reasonable, though I bet with low mile cars and synthetic oil it would go significantly more. Also it is important to check moisture content in the brake fluid.

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I think factoring in time, mileage, expense and eco considerations makes good sense. Maybe liquids like oil would be more time sensitive and other maintenance items less so?
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:33 PM
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Good stuff. Only thing I'd quibble with is the $595 for plugs. I did my own 40K service and plugs are just unbelievably quick and easy. Barely takes more than an hour. Remove heat shields (couple of bolts each), pull off the coil packs, unscrew the plugs, install new plugs, attach coil packs and heat shields, and done.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:34 AM
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Do you guys recommend changing plugs by time over mileage? I find it ridiculous they recommend changing plugs by time, when their operation is purely use dependent. My car is only at 19K mikes but is approaching the “year” date.
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According to Mike Miller's lifetime maintenance (also called old school maintenance) for BMW - the only time sensitive items vs mileage are engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid.

He's considered THE expert on maintenance for BMW and a lot of euro cars.
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Originally Posted by Dude174 View Post
According to Mike Miller's lifetime maintenance (also called old school maintenance) for BMW - the only time sensitive items vs mileage are engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid.

He's considered THE expert on maintenance for BMW and a lot of euro cars.
Tires should also be changed according to time given the propensity of the rubber to dry out over time, especially if they're exposed to the elements. I think the serpentine belt can be replaced by mileage, but like everything in this world that's open to debate.
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I was planning to wait a year for the "big service" based on 27k miles vs 40k miles, but the service rep was clear that I had to do it at 4 years and I didn't want to open a can of worms in case I have to come back with any issues in the future that I might want covered by my CPO warranty.

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I don't think I have ever read an account here of someone being denied a fix of a warranty issue because of a missed service interval. But feel free to discredit that notion.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
Do you guys recommend changing plugs by time over mileage? I find it ridiculous they recommend changing plugs by time, when their operation is purely use dependent. My car is only at 19K mikes but is approaching the “year” date.
I would wait till 40K. The only possible downside to leaving plugs in an engine for many years is corrosion and then stripped threads in aluminum cylinder heads upon removal. But the reality is you'd have to wait a very, very long time for this to become a concern. Like several decades. I recently did 40K service on my 2012 991 and the plugs came out like they'd been installed yesterday. The time interval is revenue enhancement for dealerships.
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Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
Good stuff. Only thing I'd quibble with is the $595 for plugs. I did my own 40K service and plugs are just unbelievably quick and easy. Barely takes more than an hour. Remove heat shields (couple of bolts each), pull off the coil packs, unscrew the plugs, install new plugs, attach coil packs and heat shields, and done.
Anyone know if it as easy to change the plugs on a turbo'ed 991.2 as on the NA 991.1? Anything in the way?
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