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Manual transmission oil change

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My car is a Boxster 1998, first Porsche :rolleyes: had it for a month!

In order to make easy changing the manual trasmission oil, my friendly mechanic, hwo has a Cayman, told me it would be a good idea to make a hole the size of the draining plug or a bit larger in the metal sheet that has to be diassembled each time, with the metal braces any everything. We like to give our manual transmission frequent oil changes. We don't think it would make any difference as for the metal sheet protector or compromise the integrity of the whole assembly.

Any ideas, has someone done that?

Thanks in advance for any input on this matter.

Best regards!


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We do it all the time, makes future service events a snap. Just be sure to use a proper tool (we use a metal panel punch) and de-burr the opening when you are done.


We'll be doing that next week.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards


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