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Oil change DIY?


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First of all, an oil change is a very easy DIY and if you're a member here, you can find it by searching the DIY section.

Secondly, 3000 is a bit on the early side for an oil change and quite frankly, a bit of a waste of good money, effort, and oil. Most fellows here do it every 5,000-7500 miles....and even Porsche suggests every 15,000 miles!! I dont' know of anyone who has stayed with the Porsche schedule. You have to figure that since the TT burns, eats, digests, or whatever you wnat to call it....about a quart ever 1000-1800 miles (not all of them, but most do), you have to figure that you're adding fresh oil to a pool of used oil thereby freshening it up a bit every so often.

If you simply go by the color, you can usually tell...as long as it has that nice light brown coffee or caramel color, it's pretty good, but if the car is just sitting for long periods of time, some folks do an annual change. Also the fellows who track regularly will do frequent oil changes after a hard driven track session..... along with brake fluids. For use daily driver folks, longer periods are well within the Porsche schedule of required changes.

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