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  1. 991 Oil Filter Housing

    981 DIY Discussion
    Has anyone tried replacing the 981 oil filter housing with the housing from a 3.4L 991? The 991 housing has a 36mm "nut" molded into the end and would be a lot easier than trying to use a 14 flute tool that slips around the housing and doesn't allow a straight extension angle...
  2. DIY: Cranking engine to prime oil gallery.

    981 DIY Discussion
    This is a way of cutting the ignition and fuel to the engine so you can crank to prime the oil gallery prior to starting. Why do this? If you have done any engine work, the car has sat for a while without starting, or most commonly after an oil change. Changing the oil filter will empty the...
  3. DIY Oil change

    718 Chat
    I took my Cayman to my Indy Porsche specialist for an oil change. After watching them change the oil, I came to the conclusion that it is not a do it yourself job. It tool them an hour and a half to change the oil. They had a hard time getting there software to reset the service notification...
  4. Boxster S Bore Scoring Blues

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Hi everyone, I'm a newly minted Porsche owner that has learned he didn't do enough homework with his first Porsche purchase. Anyhow last year I bought a 2008 Boxster S at purchase it had 20K mile. It came from the dealership that previously held a Porsche Franchise before it spun off to be...
  5. Too much oil ?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    So I just noticed the oil gauge(?) is all the way to the top. I’m thinking the dealer put too much in when they changed it. To be clear all bars are full and it’s past the upper level with the downward pointing arrow.
  6. Schnell Autosports Porsche Oil Change Service

    987 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    Schedule your next oil change on your Porsche with us! Contact us at (888) 978-9899 or email us at [email protected] We use Liqui Moly high quality full synthetic German motor oil. If you have any questions, please let us know! We're located at 500 7th St. Unit J, Rancho Cucamonga, CA...
  7. Oil Filter Location

    718 Chat
    Where is the oil filter located on my 2017 Cayman base engine? Is it under the car? Do I need a special wrench to remove the oil filter?
  8. done oil change and shows the oil level above max

    Club 911 - General Discussion
    i just did the oil change three days ago for my 2014 911 and this message still comes up at the indy shop. they told me it will go away after one should i bring back to indy shop to drain out the oil a little bit or just drive as normal to see the message disappear ? the oil level is...
  9. Cayman S Cam plug pops out, oil evacuates, panic ensues

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    After purchasing my CS a week ago and driving it about 500 miles, I had what I thought was a game over moment a couple of days ago. I backed out of a friend's driveway and the dash lit up, the car died and I got an insufficient oil pressure warning. The car started back up and ran fine for the...
  10. $21,000 Oil Change

    Automotive Off Topic
    $21,000 and 27 hours (That's $777/hour) for an oil change on a Bugatti Veyron. $30,000 for new tires. $120,000 for new wheels, which are scheduled to be replaced with the 2nd tire change. The next time anyone complains that changing the oil or spark plugs isn't straightforward on his/her...
  11. Forgot oil cap after adding some engine oil

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Today I left my garage after filling up one bar on the oil gauge, did notice that the rpm counter was bit fluctuating.. But thought that this was perhaps related to a cold engine, so I started my round trip of 200miles with a half way stop. So after the half way stop, +- one hour, I started her...
  12. Strange oil leak

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Got my oil changed on my 15 BB 2 weeks ago. When the car is in the garage on level floor,no oil leak. But when I park it in my driveway which has a 20-30 degree incline I get a little oil leakage. I’ve parked it in the driveway twice and got the leak twice. Guess I’ll be going to the dealer next...
  13. Cayman S 987.2 oil leaking on top of the engine

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I was wondering if someone can provide insight on the oil leak on top of my 3.4L 9A1 Engine I see the passenger side of the plenum wet and also top of the driver side of the engine where the oil cooler is wet as well. I am not sure if the oil cooler is leaking as the whole thing is all covered...
  14. My AOS Madness..Ideas??

    987 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Hello everyone, Instead of clogging up the “what did you do today…” thread with this issue, I figured it would be best to start a dedicated thread on this. My new to me ’07 Cayman Base showed signs of a failed AOS. Smoke on startup from oil in the upper vent hose and throughout the intake. I...
  15. Excess Engine Oil Removal

    981 DIY Discussion
    I got a yellow warning on excess oil level yesterday but disappeared this morning. I used 7.9 Liters during my DIY change oil last year. I am guessing I might have about extra 0.4 Liter oil as User Manual is only 7.5 Li for drain/refill. Can you extract oil from the top cap? If so, what diameter...
  16. Displaying Engine Oil Level

    718 Chat
    From the manual: "Under certain circumstances it is not possible to display the oil level. The reasons for this include: Engine is cold Vehicle has been stopped after full-load operation at high engine speeds Engine oil temperature is too high Open rear luggage compartment lid. A message about...
  17. Photo DIY: 2018 Cayman S (with PDK!) 982.130 Engine Oil Change

    718 Chat
    Greets! I'm ashamed to admit it... but it has taken an Unfortunate number of 'Decades' for me to discover the world of Porsche! The good news?? "NOW I GET IT!!" Haaa Haa. Being a life-long 'Mercedes Guy', we have recently 'Come to our Senses' and have taken a Euro Delivery on a 2018 Cayman S...
  18. Tracking in Texas Heat - Oil pressure too high?

    981 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    I was at COTA this weekend for a DE and it was HOT! 95-100 degF. COTA has a lot of long WOT straights. I noticed with WOT on the long straights, my oil pressure was hitting 70-71psi. Oil temps were holding in mid 260's to mid 270's, but that pressure is in the high side red and had me...
  19. Blue smoke that cleared after last autocross run

    987 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    Recently installed LN deep sump oil pan with windage tray, but did not change my oem AOS. I have only had a couple of puffs of white smoke in the past couple of years from the aos. Last Saturday's PCA Autocross, I turned off the motor waiting for the re run cars to finish before transiting to...