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michael ortho

How do I change the air filter and the coolant in my 997-2 turbo S

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Cruise through the tutorials from the headers at the top of the home page. There is lots of good stuff there about all sorts of models with advice on how to do specific jobs and the tools that are needed. Having read those take a look under your car and under the bonnet to try and identify the various components. Take on one job at a time.

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It would be helpful if you told us the exact model year of the car as some of the newer cars require removal of the rear bumper.

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my 997-2 turbo s is a 2011 model. I have reviewed all the 997-2 turbo tutorials and can not find an answer as to how to change the air filter [which I assume is easy] or how to change the coolant.

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It would be helpful if you told us the exact model year of the car as some of the newer cars require removal of the rear bumper.

I have removed your duplicate post - per the board Guidelines/Rules.

my 997-2 turbo s is a 2011 model. I have reviewed all the 997-2 turbo tutorials and can not find an answer as to how to change the air filter [which I assume is easy] or how to change the coolant.

Air filter:

Open your engine lid.

1. Pull the air cover straight up (1 hand on each of the openings and just pull up gently).

2. It will reveal the air filter. Air filter is held in with 4 Torx screws. Unscrew and pull air filter out.

3. Replace air filter. Re-install the 4 screws, and reinstall the air cover.

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The coolant is a bit more involved. With the car up in the air, you need to locate the two small coolant drain plugs on the bottom of the water necks (one is seen in the top center of this photo):

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Once the plugs are out, you should also disconnect the hoses going forward to the radiators and up to the heater core so that they can drain as well. Expect to only get about 70-80% of the coolant out with a straight gravity drain; there are several places it can get trapped and simply will not drain from. Once all the coolant that can drain off is out, replace the plugs and hoses. Because of the complexity of the cooling system on this car, I strongly recommend refilling the system with OEM coolant mixed in equal parts with distilled water, and doing it with a vacuum filling tool.

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