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2008 Cayenne V-6 Oil Change

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2008 Cayenne V-6 Oil Change

The most difficult part of changing the oil and Oil filter is actually removing all of the underbody panels that allow you to gain access to the Oil Pan Drain Plug and the Engine Oil Filter. I won't go through the details here as if you're tackling the oil change I'm sure you're mechanically competent enough to handle that on your own. The only real trick in changing the oil is handling the filter assembly correctly and making sure you drain the oil pan and not the front transaxle oil. I


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Great write up. I also have a Cayenne (2005 model) and am about to tackle a DIY oil change. What is the suggested grade of Mobil 1 synthetic that I should be using?

0w-40 is what I was told. Here is what I learned doing the process. I topsided most of the oil out thru the dipstick as I didn't feel like using my large oil drain pan. I only had to remove the rear underside panel to gain access to the filter and pan. I was concerned about oil hitting it, but on the jackstands it was not an issue. Plus you can apply light pressure to the front panel to get it out of the way if it becomes an issue. Mine didn't. I too drained the filter and then what was left in the pan at the same time. Prior to pulling the filter cap off, I grabbed a gallon size freezer bag and placed it around the filter cap to catch additional oil. Worked like a charm.

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2008 Cayenne V6: I have changed the oil/filter a couple of times. I've made the mistake of not draining the oil filter once, and absorbed the full amount of warm oil into my shirt, but never again. Cutting corners sometimes leads to comedy, glad the oil wasn't full temp.

I'll tackle a 4-wheel brake job myself in the near future (currently 33,000 miles).

Question: What is the trick to removing the V6 Engine cover? I have removed/replaced the small front portion without trouble, but cannot figure out how to get the main piece off. I keep reading to just pull it upward and off. There is no give in it anywhere. I would swear it doesn't come off. Please help if you can. Pull if from where? Grasp it where? Pry it where? Mine seems like it is glued down solidly.

Thanks, Lance LaCour

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2 hours ago, Pxwguad said:

I'm, going to be doing my oil change this year on my 2010 Porsche Cayenne V6 and I was wondering if someone knows what the torque settings are for the oil pan drain plug, oil filter drain plug and oil filter cap is? Thanks in advance.


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