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Found 8 results

  1. Had a small accident topping up my oil. I think I put about 1/2 liter to much oil in my car. Is this a problem? More so I do want to remove it and I was hoping to use an oil evacuation pump and put the suction line down the oil filter tube. Has anyone here done this? I know I cant go down the oil filler tube. I can but don't want to drain it through the drain plug unless absolutely my only choice.
  2. I am at 85,000 miles and do not want to wait to the 160k maintenance schedule. The Asin transmission in the 2011 Cayenne has a screw in fill plug. I assume one of the Mitivac adapters fits (the Toyota one MVA581)? How much oil does one pump in or does one just measure the dirty oil? I assume the engine is at idle and the oil in the pan is at 40 deg centigrade while filling. Mike
  3. Just got a 98 Boxster for my Birthday. Now I have two Porsches! First question is: can I drive it for a few more days on the old oil until I get it changed this weekend. The car has 57K miles. Last owner changed oil 1.5K miles ago. So he drove the car very little over the last year since the last oil change, but it's been a year. It's fairly dry here in Colorado, and the car has always been garaged. Should I change immediately, or can drive it a few hundred miles until I get the oil changed this weekend? IMS failure a huge issue on these 98's? The oil looks clear and like new when I check on the dipstick. The engine sounds excellent. I can hear the chain rattle momentarily when I start it cold. Also, plan to use Driven DT40 oil that I have an extra case of (bought it for my Cayenne, but have enough to do the Boxster) and it's 5W40. Thanks! I'm really enjoying the car -- it's not a 420 HP MKIV that used to have, but it's almost as fun. Mike
  4. For cars that have an oil dipstick, I have been thinking about designing an oil changer pump that will be like nothing else on the planet and will have the following features: 1. Of course you will not have to jack up the car as the oil will be extracted through dipstick hole. 2. Unlike other extractors on the market , this unit will not require a. An air compressor to operate b. Manual pumping to create suction c. The user to dump the oil, it is pumped directly into the recycle container 3. This unit is very small and easy to handle 4. Made in USA of machined aluminum NOT plastic 5. Can extract warm oil in 2-5 minutes depending on vehicle capacity 6. Does not require a battery, operates on your car’s 12 volt battery 7. Costs less than some people pay for an oil change 8. Anyone can easily use it from teens to non-mechanical persons to the elderly 9. Allows you to change your oil without jacking up your car in as little as 5 minutes. 10. Looks Awesome I billet aluminum or anodized blue Would you be interested in such a device? If enough people are interested I will engineer one like nothing currently in existence. Let me know.
  5. I don't mean to poke a bear here. It is just that I see many differing values quoted around the site for oil change intervals. I believe the Porsche owners manual says changes should happen at 20,000 miles. In posts, here and other sites, I have seen recommendations from 2,000 to 15,000. I have had the occasion to break bread with people who design motor oil additives and motor oils. They seem like they really know what they are talking about. I expect that Porsche know what they are talking about as well. I am familiar with Porsche's leather tanning and finishing standards and they are extremely high, I expect they care more about their oil. I am not trying to be inflammatory, I just really want to know. Why (specifically) do people believe that the oil needs to be changed so frequently? I am not talking about running the car on the race track. That is obvious. However, the 911 is know as the best daily driver supercar for a reason. Lots of us drive them like cars. For those instances, what is the proper change interval? I am really interested in the experiences that led you to that recommendation. Also, does it vary by the specific engine. (Mine is the MA1.01)
  6. Got a new to me 2010 997.2 Carerra S. This is my first Porsche having owned a series of BMWs. I watched a number of DIYs on the oil change and it seemed to go off without a hitch. I warmed up the engine prior and let it drain for about 3 hours while I attended to other things. I changed the filter and put in 10qts of oil. Now the oil level light says it is over full. I guess that is ok as it was eating about a quart a month which seems normal to a BMW owner. I figured it would drop over a few weeks but it hasn't. Now about once every day or three since the oil change it asks me to measure the oil level. Should I be concerned? It seems weird that the proper amount of oil would over top the gauge.
  7. I was wondering if there was anything specific in the mechanics manual for the 996 that says the car should be completely level/flat (eg. 0 degree incline) when doing an oil change. I'm about to do my first DIY oil change on this car since getting it. I'm guess it would be best to have the vehicle completely level, however, that said, I was wondering what the caveats are, if any, to having the vehicle on an incline while I do the oil change. I recently purchased some "rhinoramps" since ramps seemed to be more convenient and practical for my needs vs. jack stands. Obviously one consequence of using ramps is that when I work on the car, it's a bit tilted. I saw some related posts -- users who thought changing their oil on an incline caused some old oil to stay in the engine as they measured by how much new oil they put in the engine after the change -- however, the consensus I took away from that seemed to indicate an incline was ok. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  8. I've driven 7K since I bought my 2007 C4S 1.5 years ago and have decided to change my oil/filter prior to the Porsche recommended 15K because of what I've read on this forum. I've read thru the DIY oil change forums but thinking about going thru a dealer since I no experience doing it myself. Few questions: 1) What is the approximate price I would expect to pay a non-dealer for an oil change? 2) I have a case of Mobil 0W-40 but a local guy said he uses his own oil. If he also uses 0W-40 from a different manufacturer or even 5W-40, is it possible to mix; like if I have to add oil can I use the Mobil oil? 3) Do I need to change my oil filter and if so is there a special brand I should consider? 4) Should I have them install a magnetic drain plug and if so how difficult is this (i.e. should I need to pay extra)? 5) Does anyone know any reputable non-dealers near Iowa City for an oil change? What would be the best way to find this out? PCA? Any other questions I should ask the oil change guy that I can't think of?
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