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Oil and Filter Change Instructions for 1st Gen Turbo?

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Have seen the instructions for the V6 and Trans Siberia, but have not been able to find anything on the 1st generation turbo. Mine's a 2006 MY. I'd be willing to post picks/tips of the operation if anyone has the factory manual procedure to guide me.

Also, I'm thinking it is a bad idea to raise the suspension and rely on it staying up while under the car, though I've seen that espoused a few times on the internet. Is max height the "natural" height? Seems like it would be, with minimum compression on the springs. But even if it is, could it compress down if there is some malfunction, even with the ignition off, causing agonizing death? If there is risk, I'd rather drive up on some 2x8 planks for clearance, as required for my 996.


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The V8 engines are the same Turbo or S.

There is no procedure for changing the oil in the turbos (not much there anyway).

If you decide to drain them anyway just be sure to use new sealing rings (900.123.131.30).

Reference this thread - read further down and see the pics of the two drain plugs. A few folks have removed the wrong plugs.

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Thanks, Loren. Looks pretty straightforward once the panels are removed - though it sounds like getting those panels off is more than half the battle. I'll find out in a week or two...

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