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DIY oil change for Cayman

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I've done oil changes on most of my cars, and would like to continue with my 2007 cayman. Has anyone out there done this, are there any technical online resources that would give instructions?????

Anything I need to watch out for ?????

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The same procedure as 996 - 986 - 997 and 987.

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

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Check out my post on the 987 threads about when I recently changed my oil on the Boxster.

Regards,

paul...

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

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Check out my post on the 987 threads about when I recently changed my oil on the Boxster.

Regards,

paul...

For what exactly?

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

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Check out my post on the 987 threads about when I recently changed my oil on the Boxster.

Regards,

paul...

For what exactly?

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Sorry for not being specific -- When I recently changed my oil, I put in 7.75L and only got 1 bar to light up. I eventually went with Loren's recommendation and added another 0.75L in 100mL steps after 8L until I got the 3rd bar lit and stayed under or on 8.5L.

Regards,

paul...

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The amount of oil you can fill til the display shows 4 segments depends on the time that you have to let the engine dripping out. The work shops have no much time and they fill approx. 8.00 L - 8.25 L ( they have also the PIWIS tester to check the level ). If you do the job by your self and you let the engine dripping, let's say overnight, you can fill approx. 8.75L. starting witch 8.50 L.

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The amount of oil you can fill til the display shows 4 segments depends on the time that you have to let the engine dripping out. The work shops have no much time and they fill approx. 8.00 L - 8.25 L ( they have also the PIWIS tester to check the level ). If you do the job by your self and you let the engine dripping, let's say overnight, you can fill approx. 8.75L. starting witch 8.50 L.

RFM,

Good points -- thanks for providing this info. When I did my car, I waited 30 mins (oil was hot from a test drive) and at that time, the oil was dripping out at a rate of 1 drip/sec before I re-installed the drain plug. I've always used the one drip/sec rule on all cars.

Regards,

paul...

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

Pop

Check out my post on the 987 threads about when I recently changed my oil on the Boxster.

Regards,

paul...

For what exactly?

Pop

Pop,

Sorry for not being specific -- When I recently changed my oil, I put in 7.75L and only got 1 bar to light up. I eventually went with Loren's recommendation and added another 0.75L in 100mL steps after 8L until I got the 3rd bar lit and stayed under or on 8.5L.

Regards,

paul...

Yes, i caught that thread. Its not a big deal really, with moderation being the key.

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Only that its 7.75l capacity with a new filter and when checking, each segment on the display is 0.4l

Pop

Check out my post on the 987 threads about when I recently changed my oil on the Boxster.

Regards,

paul...

For what exactly?

Pop

Pop,

Sorry for not being specific -- When I recently changed my oil, I put in 7.75L and only got 1 bar to light up. I eventually went with Loren's recommendation and added another 0.75L in 100mL steps after 8L until I got the 3rd bar lit and stayed under or on 8.5L.

Regards,

paul...

Yes, i caught that thread. Its not a big deal really, with moderation being the key.

Pop

Thanks, guys. I recently did a successful oil change, with the help of a very nice DIY article posted on the Cayman Club site. It noted that 7.75 liters converts into 8.2 quarts US , the way we get the Mobil 0-40. I put that much in , and it was perfect, one bar below the top. The oil in the car was pretty dirty. Maybe it's my imagination, but it seems to run a little better. 20,000 mile intervals just seem too long. Now that I see how easy it is, I think 5000 miles will be my norm. I've put full synthetic in my race car, a sports 2000, for the last 16 years, change it after every race. Really cuts down on the engine rebuilds.

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here is link to excellent article on oil change for Cayman. So easy a caveman could do it.

http://www.caymanclub.net/cayman-tech/4185...oil-change.html

:welcome:

Changing oil on a Cayman is no different than changing oil on a Boxster or Carrera. Which have both been covered here in detail.

Since you are new - have a look around there is quite a bit of information here.

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I searched oil change and got to this link. People arguing how much oil to use. Before I work for on a $70,000 machine I would like information specifc to my make model and year not same as or similar to. By the way I did look at 987 DIY and there is nothing on oil changes Nice welcome try to help out and get rebuffed. If you had added a link I would have looked at your wonderful information. Hope the oil capacities are "no different" on the Boxster and Carerra. Have a look around there are better forums out there. I'm outta this one.

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I searched oil change and got to this link. People arguing how much oil to use. Before I work for on a $70,000 machine I would like information specifc to my make model and year not same as or similar to. By the way I did look at 987 DIY and there is nothing on oil changes Nice welcome try to help out and get rebuffed. If you had added a link I would have looked at your wonderful information. Hope the oil capacities are "no different" on the Boxster and Carerra. Have a look around there are better forums out there. I'm outta this one.

As RFM said firther up in this same thread "The same procedure as 996 - 986 - 997 and 987."

I guess you didn't look at those?

And, of course, your engine fill amount is in the Owner's Manual... as well as documented in the DIY articles here.

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