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Having a heck of a time checking/reading my engine oil level. I think it may be overfilled. It runs fine, no smoke but the gauge is at the topish part while driving/fully warmed engine. Then I let a little pop out of the filler tube while the car was running. Then checked the level again while idling and it seems to be at the top part of the twist in the dipstick. I have no owners manual and this thing is comletely different than my 996. I guess my question is can you use the harbor freight oil vac tool to suck a little out of the dipstick while the engine is off? I'm a bit lost here. I can't imagine the PO overfilling the engine this much but hell I guess anything is possible. Also, i can't find a simple DIY oil change on this forum? Am i missing something? Sorry for the hassles, any help would be great.

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You can remove another quart of oil with hand held pump via the tube in the oil fill cap. 964 oil change has three plugs to completely change oil I just drain two plugs about 8 quarts drained, you will need a couple of new crush washers or refurbish the old ones with 400 grit sandpaper. See this 964 forum by mojo747 from 5-27-2009 on oil change 964 or you can google DIY change 964 911 porsche this forum post will come up.

I recommend getting the 964 enthusiast book. Also I use OEM oil filters because they are designed to handel the oil pressure since I have read that over the counter part store filters even the better ones can explode under the pressure. I add seafoam 100 miles before an oil change since it does an excellent job in reducing the crud that builds up in these motors.

Good Luck!


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