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Having searched this site and others in vain for specific info on the proper tool to remove the top mounted oil filter housing on my 2009 Carrera S, I finally found an answer and thought I'd share it.

My local dealer refused to sell me a Porsche tool for the job, without checking to see if one even exists. So I called Sunset Imports, a board sponsor. Parts couldn't find a listing yet for 2009 in their tool reference, but went to check with a mechanic. According to him, there is no specialized tool yet; he uses a 36mm 12 point socket for the job. (I was able to find one for about $8 at my local Sears). He also very helpfully offered the info that the filter canister should be loosened before pulling the drain plug, as an additional 1/2 quart of oil is released into the sump when that happens. I imagine that it wouldn't matter if you loosened the filter after pulling the plug as long as the drain pan was still in place, but clearly the important point is not to button up the sump before loosening the filter. Personally, I'm just going to follow the mechanics advice.

Anyway, hope this helps someone, and kudos to Sunset Imports!

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Having searched this site and others in vain for specific info on the proper tool to remove the top mounted oil filter housing on my 2009 Carrera S, I finally found an answer and thought I'd share it.

My local dealer refused to sell me a Porsche tool for the job, without checking to see if one even exists. So I called Sunset Imports, a board sponsor. Parts couldn't find a listing yet for 2009 in their tool reference, but went to check with a mechanic. According to him, there is no specialized tool yet; he uses a 36mm 12 point socket for the job. (I was able to find one for about $8 at my local Sears). He also very helpfully offered the info that the filter canister should be loosened before pulling the drain plug, as an additional 1/2 quart of oil is released into the sump when that happens. I imagine that it wouldn't matter if you loosened the filter after pulling the plug as long as the drain pan was still in place, but clearly the important point is not to button up the sump before loosening the filter. Personally, I'm just going to follow the mechanics advice.

Anyway, hope this helps someone, and kudos to Sunset Imports!

I got this one, a 6 point, they all work and much cheaper than the one for my 06S.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JFL7Z...x_ya_oh_product

Edited by larrytrk

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