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Learn 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. Here is a general concept of where the oil filter cover as well as the drain plug are located. This photo was taken from the back of the vehicle facing forwards. The picture shows the positioning of the drain plug.
    • Here is a general concept of where the oil filter cover as well as the drain plug are located. This photo was taken from the back of the vehicle facing forwards. The picture shows the positioning of the drain plug.

    • Oil Drain

    • Oil Filter Housing

  5. 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.

    • Replace old Crush washer with new one from Oil Filter Kit

    • Oil will be hot, use caution!

  6. Use 14 Flute Oil Filter Cap Removal tool to loosen Plastic Filter Cap Once the oil filter cover is loose, set a plastic bag on the oil filter cover and take away the oil filter cover.
    • Use 14 Flute Oil Filter Cap Removal tool to loosen Plastic Filter Cap

    • Once the oil filter cover is loose, set a plastic bag on the oil filter cover and take away the oil filter cover.

    • Note: Be cautious when sliding your arm in.

  7. Replace the O-Ring with a new one from the Oil Filter Kit. Install New Filter and Tighten Cap to 19 ft/lb
    • Replace the O-Ring with a new one from the Oil Filter Kit.

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

    • Reinstall Drain Plug with new crush washer and tighten to 37 ft/Lb

  8. Cayman Oil Filler Cap is located on right side of trunk.
    • Cayman Oil Filler Cap is located on right side of trunk.

    • Factory recommends 7.5L or Approximately 8 Qts of oil is required.

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

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Danielle

Member since: 12/24/2015

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very helpful. suggest adding that the oil filter is above the axle on the left side of the car - it took me a while to find it the first time. Now to figure out how to reset the “change oil” warning

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