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I am just looking into doing my own oil change with my 2000 Boxster S as well as a new set of plugs. A bit of a cost/benefit analysis is telling me that I should just get it done at a porsche specialist store (not actual porsche dealer). I am in Calgary, Canada and it cost $159 for an oil and filter change. To buy 0w-40 Mobil one is $10 per ten 1 L bottles, which is 100$. I looked and it doesnt seem to cost any less with either bulk oil or using castrol syntec. Add to the equation a filter for $20-30 an oil filter wrench etc. So that being said I am looking for cheaper ways to do this and/or any other advise!

Second issue is the spark plugs. It is ridiculous the price range for the bosch plugs. I have found online stores selling FGR6KQU for $5. Spoke to a guy at porsche today who will charge $30 per plug!!@!@!!! That being said it seems tricky to get into the rear wheel wells to get them in there. To add to that I have read a lot of horror stories doing plugs of boxsters. Sigh....I miss doing plugs on a good old 4 cylinder front engine. LOL. But I dont miss driving a front engine car. So the shop will charge about $ 200 with parts and labour which seems reasonable. Lastly. is the FGR6KQU the right part number for 2000 S model??? Please advise. A lot of controversy here again.


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You can usually find Mobil 1 on sale at some auto parts store for about $5 per liter (US). The last oil filter i got from Sunset Imports (Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost) was under $15 (US). NAPA in the US sells a compatible oil filter wrench for under $10 US.

Correct spark plugs for a MY2000 Boxster S -- 14FGR 6KQU

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I'm new to Porsche and also a newbie when it comes to fixing my own vehicles.

I have to admit that doing it yourself will save you a ton. Get Wayne R. Dempsey's book.

Lots of pictures....:)

The book saved me about $1500 so far. I completed a major tune-up myself. It took 4 hours but I saved. I spent less than $200 in parts.

What it cost me recently to service 01 Boxster

-15w50 Mobile 1 $50

-WIX filter $20

-NGK BKR6EK plugs $40

The tasks are pretty simple. Got parts from Oreilly's Auto

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