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Cayenne S Transsyberia Oil Change (DFI engines)

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Cayenne S Transsyberia Oil Change (DFI engines)

This is my first attempt at an oil change on this car; and it has been a real learning experience. Lots of slopped oil, which prevented taking any photos. Next time I'll know how to prevent this and will take some photos to add to this thread. This car has the GTS DFI V8; and, as such, has only one crankcase drain plug. (I've been told that all DFI V8's are this way now.) Also, being a Transsyberia, the front engine protective underplate is metal. Not sure whether this is true for the S, GT


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  • 9 months later...

thanks for the write up, and especially the tip about the plastic bag when removing the filter housing. well over a quart came out of the filter housing and it would have been messy.

so, I changed the oil on my GTS today, as DUTCH points out the engine is the same as the Tanssyberia and has only one drain plug.

my drain plug was pretty well buggered up(only dealer serviced so far!) so before trying to remove I stopped by the dealer for a new plug.

one of the mechanics told me to pound in a 12 point bit to remove the drain plug, the 993 alternator shaft bit goes in nicely(10mm triple square from snap-on, item FTSM10E2). the mechanic indicated that stripping the drain plug was a normal issue. I'm not sure why they didn't just swap it out last time.

anyway, the point of this post is that the mechanic confirmed what looked obvious on the new drain plug, it is an 8mm allen, not the T-50.

its possible that the Transsyberia has the T-50, but also possible that after DUTCH removed the plug it was rounded enough to look like the T-50 should have been used.

so for a GTS anyway, use the 8mm allen bolt.

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