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Oil filter wrench

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Hi,

I saw somewhere a topic suggesting it's possible to buy a cheap wrench from pep boys to remove the filter for the 997 911. Is this so. If not what is needed for the porsche adapter to use it.

Also does anyone have the complete list of parts needed to do an oil change on a 997 2005 and tools required.

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I bought the cheap plastic filter wrench from NAPA a while back. It seemed pretty loose so I ended up putting a couple of layers of fiber tape inside to shim it up. This time I bit the bullet and bought the Porsche metal one. I have never been one to spare cost on tools though, and for the most part I'd say its been worth it. The Porsche one has a big hex boss on it, maybe 19mm? I used a metric crescent wrench (heh heh) but be careful not to overtighten it. Oil change is a piece of cake, but a few more tip for you: One thing is getting the car level. I use homemade ramps made from 4 layers of 1 x 12; and with the angle of my driveway it works out about right. I suggest checking the bottom of the oil pan with a carpenter's level. Another thing about the 997 is that it is a pain to check the oil level. First time I did it I overfilled it and had to drain some out. Now I put 8 qts in and then check it and top it off. You need to start the car to get it to circulate through the oil filter, then wait for it to settle into the pan; you only need to do this once. I usually fill the oil filter about halfway, then smear a little oil on the o-ring before installing it to aid in the initial start up. Last thing to watch out for on the 997 is that the opening on the oil filler tube is vented, so if you pour too fast you will end up with oil all over the top of your air filter housing - ask me how I know. Good luck and enjoy!

PB

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