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Old 09-18-2007, 09:25 PM
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Btw, where do you guys order your oil filters?

Also, where can you find Mobil 1 full syn 0 - 40 oil?
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:14 PM
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I order my stuff from Suncoast porsche. They give a good price and are always very helpful.

Here, mobil 1 0-40 can be found at lots of auto places. Just call the auto stores in your area before you head out.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:36 PM
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i put too much oil in and now need to drain about 1/2 qt out. is there an easier way than getting under car and opening drain plug?

siphon off with turkey baster seems easy but cant reach from filler opening down to tank. any ideas.

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Old 09-22-2007, 10:37 PM
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Loosen the plug, so that oil is just dripping out. Go watch some football and then re-tighten.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:56 PM
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I did my oil last week. My manual says 9.5 us quarts seams full ok. this DIY is saying 8.5 anyone do this in the 997-3
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:22 PM
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Mine took almost 9qt. exactly. I did let it drain for several hours though.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:24 PM
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great DIY thanks. off note, i ordered some filters from suncoast and the part nubmers for them dont match what you listed. i wonder if these are still correct for the 7gt3?

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Old 01-08-2009, 03:01 PM
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seattle_sun, thanks for the DIY. Is this for a 996? I asked Downtown LA Porsche if I needed to drain both the engine case and oil tank on my 2003 996 Targa and they said no?

update: i just noticed this is for a GT2/3. sorry forget i asked! thanks again.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by drifter12 View Post
seattle_sun, thanks for the DIY. Is this for a 996? I asked Downtown LA Porsche if I needed to drain both the engine case and oil tank on my 2003 996 Targa and they said no?

update: i just noticed this is for a GT2/3. sorry forget i asked! thanks again.
If you have both drain both. The oil tank would not drain through the case. If it looks like the pic's in this DIY then you are good to go.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:59 PM
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a little more time on my hands now. Looks like I have something to do this weekend. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:34 PM
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bump. thank you. everyone knows that changing oil is easy, but it always helps to have pics with you for the first time on a particular car.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:16 PM
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Torque specs from manual, for those questioning the values.

crankcase drain plug. 70 N m (52 lb-ft)

oil tank drain plug. 60 N m (44 lb-ft)

I use 40 lb-ft of torque on both and never a problem.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by enthusiast View Post
Torque specs from manual, for those questioning the values.

crankcase drain plug. 70 N m (52 lb-ft)

oil tank drain plug. 60 N m (44 lb-ft)

I use 40 lb-ft of torque on both and never a problem.
Agreed that 52 lb-ft on the crankcase feels like overkill. just one impt. note when doing the drain plug on the tank be sure to put an open end wrench on the bolt welded to the tank, the tank is thin and need that support.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by seattle_sun View Post
I used the Porsche one, which fits like a glove. I got it from Suncoast. One other thing to remember is to loosen the filter housing a little before warming up the car. Sometimes it can be a bear to remove when it gets hot.
i successfully completed oil and filter change.

Now, what do i do about the indicator on the dash telling me my service is due?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:57 AM
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i successfully completed oil and filter change.

Now, what do i do about the indicator on the dash telling me my service is due?
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