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How to Change Oil on a Porsche 911 (997.1)

This video takes you through a (surprisingly easy) oil change on a 2005 Porsche 911 (997.1). The process is very similar for all 1999-2008 (996 & 997.1) 911s, and equivalent generation Boxsters & Caymans. While surely not a perfect execution, it gives you a peak under the engine, so to speak. Parts list below:

Porsche Oil Filter Wrench http://amzn.to/2dkNdE8
3rd Party Oil Filter Wrench (1/2 price of Porsche) http://amzn.to/2cEa6nC

Mahle Oil Filter (Porsche OEM) http://amzn.to/2cE7OVR
Mann Oil Filter (another great filter brand) http://amzn.to/2cx3RUA

Oil Drain Plug Gasket/Washer (cheaper elsewhere) http://amzn.to/2dkWeBD

Hex Socket Set (including 8mm) http://amzn.to/2duOf3H

Mobil 1 0W-40 Synthetic Oil http://amzn.to/2cx3ZmM

3/8″ Torque Wrench http://amzn.to/2n8ewH7
1/2″ Torque Wrench http://amzn.to/2mRnBSZ

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9 Comments

  1. ΦΥΣΙΚΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

    Hi … you forgot to say that before you reinstal the filter you have to refill the oilfilter and put a new oildrainplug washer

  2. Awesome video bro!

  3. This was very helpful. Thank you! Had you done this a year ago I would have saved some money. The other YouTube videos make it seem too complicated or they didn’t get enough relevant advice. So.. great job!

  4. Great video man. Another tip for us 997.1 owners is when you have pulled the old oil filter out, cut it in half and inspect that it doesn’t have tiny powdery looking bits of metal in it. If it does……it’s a early sign of the rare but concerning IMS issue.

  5. Using gloves while working on cars is not dumb, you had mentioned someone make fun of. Those people are idiots. Our bodies are sponges when it comes to liquids/fluids. I once had a drop of oil disappear in the palm of my hand in seconds. My buddy got sick for not using gloves.

  6. hee nice video
    But i have a question since porsche uses dry sump lubrication.
    when you drain the oil pan does the oil in the reservoir located on the right side in the rear bumper stay in the reservoir ?
    or does it drain along with the pan .
    if not the old oil in the right side reservoir is contaminating the fresh oil right?
    i know im typing this question awkward but english isn’t my main language .

  7. how do I measure 37 lb for tightening the bolts

  8. Nice video, where do you dispose the old oil?

  9. So how much would this cost at the dealer?

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