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Lee Bollom
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hello, this is a daft question but could someone run through the procedure of checking oil on a 996.

I just want to check that I'm doing it right (haven't got an owners manual in english yet)

also, is the oil level gauge on the dash to be trusted? you know, the one that shows up just before you start the car?






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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee. Run it up to temperature, then let it stand for a few minutes to let the oil drain back down. Then use the dip stick in the same way as you always would - remove, wipe, replace then check.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have to leave the engine running as with the environmentally cooled engines?

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not any more. That caught me out the first time I checked.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the oil gauge is accurate .987 and 997 don`t have dipsticks anymore

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, that means my oil is fine.

thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee, has it really taken you six days to check the oil! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, time spent was as follows:-

thinking time - 1 day (had to get it right)

posting the query on the forum - 0.5 days

open the rear lid - 2 days

find the 710 cap and dip stick - 1.5 days

check the oil - 0.5 days

close the engine lid - 0.5 days ( efficiency improved compare to trying to open the rear lid)



as you can see, its been a busy week.

I thought I did quite well, the OPC quoted me 168 hours to check my oil, i managed it in 144!! beat that!! saved my self 17,640 in labour too, cheeky buggers charging 105 an hour.








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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee, the other way is to put a measuring jug under the join between the gearbox and the engine and measure how much your RMS is letting through. Just put the same amount back in Razz

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Lee Bollom on 05 June 2006

well, time spent was as follows:-

thinking time - 1 day (had to get it right)

posting the query on the forum - 0.5 days

open the rear lid - 2 days

find the 710 cap and dip stick - 1.5 days

check the oil - 0.5 days

close the engine lid - 0.5 days ( efficiency improved compare to trying to open the rear lid)



as you can see, its been a busy week.

I thought I did quite well, the OPC quoted me 168 hours to check my oil, i managed it in 144!! beat that!! saved my self 17,640 in labour too, cheeky buggers charging 105 an hour.

Brilliant! Very Happy

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Lee Bollom
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Seagull on 05 June 2006

Lee, the other way is to put a measuring jug under the join between the gearbox and the engine and measure how much your RMS is letting through. Just put the same amount back in Razz




you're not telling me the RMS leaks are you!!!

I had no idea Surprised



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