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Oil change?

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and recently purchased a 2000 Boxster. Just wondering if there are any recommendations for Porsche shops in the northern Cali area. Should I just go to the dealership? I am located in Mountain View. Thanks in advance =)

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Have a look at the DIY section... this is a 15 minute job (drain time is 20 minutes). On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most difficult this is barely a 1.

You will also save few hundred dollars. Or better yet come to one of our Bay Area work on cars days and we'll help you!

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Agreed, DYI and be a wrench head.

Rennworks in MV does mods and I think basic svc. For svc, dealers (carlsen and stevens creek) are pretty good.

Boxster isn't that hard to do oil change. You can get a car ramp ($20), a set of basic tools from Costco ($40), Mobil 1 oil ($50), Porsche oil filter ($15). If it's about 15k mi since your last service, change air and cabin filters (sold at dealer). While you have the car on ramp, inspect suspension for bents and fluid leaks.

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If you come to one of the local work on cars days I will get one of the women to change your oil and filter. :P

If you want to go to a good local independant shop I suggest Bob Grisby in Sunnyvale. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=4742

This is Aileen changing the oil and filter on her 2000 Boxstir.


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Okay cool! I will try to DIM then. I've had it for about 2 months now and I don't think it's had an oil change since 27,000 (it's at about 30K now). Should be fun to learn to work on my car. When is the next work on car day? I called Rennwerks, it's about $118, and the dealership is $126. Thanks all,

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The cost of the oil and filter is about $55.

We have not had a work on cars day in a while. About time we fix that.

Maybe I should find out if June is still around. Well, maybe not. I always had to jack up her car higher for her so she could slide under it. :D Not so high for Aileen.

The point is that you get to see your engine and find out that an oil change on a Boxster is no different than any other car.

New guy brings the beer....


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