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Old 11-02-2017, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by stout View Post
viewed oil changes before and after every race weekend as "cheap insurance" even just a few years ago.
At some point one person's cheap insurance becomes another's eco unfriendly.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:05 AM
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Anyone change their 7MT fluid? I've searched and only found info on the GT4 - wasn't sure if the drain and fill plugs are the same as the 6MT. Printed info off Porsche online service manuals, but there seems to be a few different processes. Looking at the gearbox itself, seems to have a few different drain and refill spots.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Dude174 View Post
Anyone change their 7MT fluid? I've searched and only found info on the GT4 - wasn't sure if the drain and fill plugs are the same as the 6MT. Printed info off Porsche online service manuals, but there seems to be a few different processes. Looking at the gearbox itself, seems to have a few different drain and refill spots.
I plan to do mine early, along with the coolant, at about the 6 year mark or the 100K mile mark. I'm only at year #4 and just a touch over 50K miles. I'll also do a UOA on the gear oil, just to see the numbers.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:13 PM
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That's a good idea. I collected a sample during my 1k mile oil change and of course I promptly "lost" it when I left it out (in the jar) for what my wife deemed too long - she thought it was trash
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:21 PM
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I did my own 4 year / 40K service. I printed out the official Porsche tech checklist and went through every single item, checking them off as I completed them. I even signed it as the tech who performed the work . Filed it away in my service binder for the future.
Exactly what I did.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Homeles View Post
I would say so. You paid +$100K for a car and you want to skip a $250 oil change. Why open a possible can of worms? Pay the $$
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It's cheap insurance in the long run. With such a high-value car, there's no reason to skimp.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
At some point one person's cheap insurance becomes another's eco unfriendly.
Yeah, hear you on that. That's the other (very valid) side.

If we look at the bigger picture, however, in which most cars are headed for a too-early end, the long oil changes probably save a LOT of the earth's resources and prevent a LOT of pollution on a global fleet scale (though disposable cars should be an international scandal). Maybe it's a much smarter way on a global scale. On the other hand, if you're going to keep a car for the long haul (my vintage Porsche, for instance), increased care and maintenance like oil changes can have positive outcomes, too. Less ring wear. Fewer rebuilds (which come with their own environmental cost), etc.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by subshooter View Post
Yep. On both points.
Is the first 10k service still free at a dealer you didnít buy from?
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fueledbymetal
Is the first 10k service still free at a dealer you didn’t buy from?
Yes.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:32 PM
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Yes.
Great, thanks!
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Is this true? I have an appt for my 10k service and they told me $625

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I thought it was included in the price of the 2018 model, so 2017 .2 isn't "free". Anyone confirm?

And Rippey, I believe $625 is a Rippey-off.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:48 AM
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If you want to pay less go to an indy, my dealer was too busy to squeeze me in for my 80k so my indy did it for under $1k.
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by stealthboy View Post
I did my own 4 year / 40K service. I printed out the official Porsche tech checklist and went through every single item, checking them off as I completed them. I even signed it as the tech who performed the work . Filed it away in my service binder for the future.
Do you mind sharing the checklist? Interested to see the checklist for 10k service and beyond so I know what I should look for.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:59 AM
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Anyone have documentation stating the 991.2ís first service is free? I asked my SA and he stated it isnít so.
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