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Old 01-22-2013, 05:22 PM
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Oil changes, check filter?

Anyone else do their own oil changes and cut the filter open every time?

Mine is free of any particles whatsoever.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:32 AM
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Oil Changes

Hey there .... Looking at maybe buying a 03 Boxster ... 24 k miles and do not know what I am in for when it comes to regular maintenance / oil changes.

Do these cars require special Porsche oil filters or oil itself that can only be purchased at a Porsche dealer?

I will not be able to do own service and will need to use local oil change facilites to do this service.

Is a standard Boxster oil change a big deal or can it be done with out taking it to the $100 p/hr Porsche dealer?

Thanks for any advise here. Possible new Boxster owner here and do not know what awaits me in owning one of these cars.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:32 AM
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Yep did mine yesterday and checked it carefully to ensure there was no particules in there and found none.
As for filters, I have always used original filters on all my cars and never had an issue so I am continuing in the same path. Paid full retail price of 40 dollars at the dealer last week... The next one will be ordered online :-)
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:33 AM
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Have not changed oil myself on my cars for over 20 years. Found a local Porsche mechanic who does my oil change for $100. That's hard to beat when you consider these cars take 9-10 quarts of synthetic oil.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:04 PM
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Yes Did mine, cut open the filter. All good. Will install magnetic drain plug next time.....unless I find out where Dawgfan gets his done. Cost me $75 doing it myself
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:14 AM
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Yes Did mine, cut open the filter. All good. Will install magnetic drain plug next time.....unless I find out where Dawgfan gets his done. Cost me $75 doing it myself
My oil changes are done at Freed Performance, 6075 Parkway North Drive, Cumming, GA 30040. Telephone number is 770-337-2211. Owners name is Sean Freed. Sean is an excellent mechanic with years of Porsche service experience.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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Have not changed oil myself on my cars for over 20 years. Found a local Porsche mechanic who does my oil change for $100. That's hard to beat when you consider these cars take 9-10 quarts of synthetic oil.
Agreed! And there is the issue of getting rid of used oil.

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:15 AM
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If when doing these inspections you do find some particles, you can send a sample off for analyses and they can tell what exactly is in your oil, i.e. aluminum, brass, steel, etc, and how many parts per million.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:03 PM
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hey guys

i just cut open the old filter of my 2006 boxster s and found some flakes, but not many

put in a magnetic drain plug and put in joe gibbs dt40 oil

how concerned should i be?

should i plan a retrofit?
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:20 PM
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