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Learn how to change the oil in a Porsche. Step-by-step instructions on how to change the oil in a Porsche.

  1. Using one of the REAR factory jack points. Jack up vehicle and place a jack stand under the front jack points. Carefully position the jack stand to correctly contact that jack point of the vehicle
    • Using one of the REAR factory jack points. Jack up vehicle and place a jack stand under the front jack points.

    • Carefully position the jack stand to correctly contact that jack point of the vehicle

    • Repeat this procedure on opposite side of vehicle.

    • The Porsche Factory jack points are designed for pin top style jack pads. While a normal jack will work, the pin top ones are the safest to use and safest for the vehicle.

  2. Using a low profile jack, center  the jack directly in front of the engine and using chassis cross member, lift vehicle and place jack stands on rear jack points. Photo #1 is 991 Cross Member Photo #2 is 997.2 Cross Member
    • Using a low profile jack, center the jack directly in front of the engine and using chassis cross member, lift vehicle and place jack stands on rear jack points.

    • Photo #1 is 991 Cross Member

    • Photo #2 is 997.2 Cross Member

    • Photo 3 Shows a Cayman/Boxster rear jack point with optional jacking block.

  3. Place a solid jack stand under the 4 jack points located near each respective wheel.
    • Place a solid jack stand under the 4 jack points located near each respective wheel.

  4. Using 8mm Hex Socket, remove drain plug Open Oil Filler in Trunk compartment to allow oil to drain faster.
    • Using 8mm Hex Socket, remove drain plug

    • Open Oil Filler in Trunk compartment to allow oil to drain faster.

    • Let oil drain for at least one hour.

    • Oil will be hot, use caution!

  5. Use 14 Flute Oil Filter Cap Removal tool to loosen Plastic Filter Cap Set a Ziploc bag on the oil filter cover once the oil filter cover is loose and take away the oil filter cover. This can reduce mess.
    • Use 14 Flute Oil Filter Cap Removal tool to loosen Plastic Filter Cap

    • Set a Ziploc bag on the oil filter cover once the oil filter cover is loose and take away the oil filter cover. This can reduce mess.

  6. Note: the notch in the filter cover. Lift the O-ring with a pick or plier . This will allow you to stay away from any damage to the threading. Install New Filter and Tighten Cap to 19 ft/lb Reinstall and tighten drain plug to 37ft lb, It is crucial you use a new crush washer.
    • Note: the notch in the filter cover. Lift the O-ring with a pick or plier . This will allow you to stay away from any damage to the threading.

    • Install New Filter and Tighten Cap to 19 ft/lb

    • Reinstall and tighten drain plug to 37ft lb, It is crucial you use a new crush washer.

  7. Cayman & Boxster Oil Filler Cap is located on right side of trunk.
    • Cayman & Boxster Oil Filler Cap is located on right side of trunk.

    • Factory recommends 7.75L or Approximately 8.5 Qts of oil is required.

    • Lay towels around filler cap to prevent damage to interior.

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