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Had a small accident topping up my oil. I think I put about 1/2 liter to much oil in my car. Is this a problem? More so I do want to remove it and I was hoping to use an oil evacuation pump and put the suction line down the oil filter tube. Has anyone here done this? I know I cant go down the oil filler tube. I can but don't want to drain it through the drain plug unless absolutely my only choice.
Just got a 98 Boxster for my Birthday. Now I have two Porsches! First question is: can I drive it for a few more days on the old oil until I get it changed this weekend. The car has 57K miles. Last owner changed oil 1.5K miles ago. So he drove the car very little over the last year since the last oil change, but it's been a year. It's fairly dry here in Colorado, and the car has always been garaged. Should I change immediately, or can drive it a few hundred miles until I get the oil changed this weekend? IMS failure a huge issue on these 98's? The oil looks clear and like new when I check on the dipstick.
The engine sounds excellent. I can hear the chain rattle momentarily when I start it cold. Also, plan to use Driven DT40 oil that I have an extra case of (bought it for my Cayenne, but have enough to do the Boxster) and it's 5W40.
Thanks! I'm really enjoying the car -- it's not a 420 HP MKIV that used to have, but it's almost as fun.
By Bruce in Philly
2009 C2S 110K miles
I am getting what I think are increasing erroneous oil level readings..... What finally tipped the scales for me was my last oil change, always DIY. My oil read two open bars under full line... I checked this twice when hot. I drained out just under 8 quarts...... I added exactly 8 quarts.... now my gauge read at the lowest line, all mid bars open, I checked twice again the next day with now a FLASHING underfill.... So... I added just over 1 quart... now my meter read one over full!!! Next day, exactly full. Hmmmm........ am I too paranoid? After I drained 8 and added 8, it should have read the same or one bar off either way if it was on the boarder.
Changing this sender out look stupid easy...... three torx and an electrical plug. Can do it at the next oil change. Porsche part no: 948 606 150 00
Some say the dealer has to calibrate this sender using their computer but I posted a question on the PCA site about calibration of this sender and never got a response. Not sure if this is true or how important.... Any ideas?
Cheap, $98 and a good story to tell....... maybe my next oil change. Oh, it sits right next to the oil drain plug in a pan recess and bolts in straight up with plug pointing forward..... stupid easy.
Bruce in Philly
2010 C2S 108K miles
I was planning to replace the plugs. I went to remove the mufflers. They were very corroded - especially the two I do not have to remove. I used penetrating oil (acetone + AFT). They are much prettier, but they are still corroded.
Here is a 1 min video of the bolts so you can see what I am facing:
If I get started on removing them and it does not go well, what next? Surely I don't have to replace the catalytic converters? Are the bolts somehow replaceable?
Do they look too far gone?
I don't mean to poke a bear here. It is just that I see many differing values quoted around the site for oil change intervals.
I believe the Porsche owners manual says changes should happen at 20,000 miles. In posts, here and other sites, I have seen recommendations from 2,000 to 15,000.
I have had the occasion to break bread with people who design motor oil additives and motor oils. They seem like they really know what they are talking about. I expect that Porsche know what they are talking about as well. I am familiar with Porsche's leather tanning and finishing standards and they are extremely high, I expect they care more about their oil.
I am not trying to be inflammatory, I just really want to know. Why (specifically) do people believe that the oil needs to be changed so frequently?
I am not talking about running the car on the race track. That is obvious. However, the 911 is know as the best daily driver supercar for a reason. Lots of us drive them like cars. For those instances, what is the proper change interval? I am really interested in the experiences that led you to that recommendation. Also, does it vary by the specific engine. (Mine is the MA1.01)