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elucius
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Oil/Filter change Reply with quote

My last two petrol Porsches (I've also had an Cayenne and a Macan) had an oil/filter change ahead of the two year recommended period.
The first, on my 981S, was at 12 months ( and around 6500 miles)
The second, on a 981 Spyder, was after the car had completed its 2k miles running below 4k revs.
Although my 991.2 GTS is likely to do less than 7k miles in the year I'm inclined to have the oil/filter changed once it reaches 2k miles.
I'd be very interested in others views and what they have or will be doing.
Thanks!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Oil/Filter change Reply with quote

elucius wrote:
My last two petrol Porsches (I've also had an Cayenne and a Macan) had an oil/filter change ahead of the two year recommended period.
The first, on my 981S, was at 12 months ( and around 6500 miles)
The second, on a 981 Spyder, was after the car had completed its 2k miles running below 4k revs.
Although my 991.2 GTS is likely to do less than 7k miles in the year I'm inclined to have the oil/filter changed once it reaches 2k miles.
I'd be very interested in others views and what they have or will be doing.
Thanks!


I had the oil and filter changed on my BGTS at about 1500 miles, probably completely unnecessary but I do find it hard to believe there are no micro particles of abrasive metal in the oil on a new engine, so for my own peace of mind I will be doing the same on my 991.2 GTS somewhere between 1500 and 2500 miles when it's convenient. I find it hard enough to leave the servicing to two year intervals too, with the early oil change I'll leave the first service until two years from new, and after that I'm not sure - I might be happy enough with the two year intervals then. There is no doubt that oil technology has improved massively and the synthetic oils are far better than the mineral oil of the past, also I expect the filters have improved too and keep the oil much cleaner than they used to.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I change the oil every year irrespective of the schedule or mileage. Probably a throwback to my rallying days when we dropped the oil for every event.

damn thing still blew up though...... Hand
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the oil changed on my Turbo S after 1500 miles. Couldn't get my head round leaving it till 20K miles.
It was ridiculously expensive though at £650 and left me feeling somewhat ripped off
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Oil change Reply with quote

Hi David, you must be enjoying the car if you've done 2000 miles already, finilasing the spec on ours tomorrow, ( so easy ticking them boxes) Darren
 
  
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elucius
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil change Reply with quote

Darren p wrote:
Hi David, you must be enjoying the car if you've done 2000 miles already, finilasing the spec on ours tomorrow, ( so easy ticking them boxes) Darren

Hi Darren the car has done 1450 miles but 2k will come up soon enough which is why I'm asking. I love the car! So glad I got it!
I know what you mean about the configurator, I struggled! Still if its lock down tomorrow at least that will stop you keep looking!
Hopefully the wait will go quickly.
Best
John
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil/Filter change Reply with quote

I had the oil and filter changed on my BGTS at about 1500 miles, probably completely unnecessary but I do find it hard to believe there are no micro particles of abrasive metal in the oil on a new engine, so for my own peace of mind I will be doing the same on my 991.2 GTS somewhere between 1500 and 2500 miles when it's convenient. I find it hard enough to leave the servicing to two year intervals too, with the early oil change I'll leave the first service until two years from new, and after that I'm not sure - I might be happy enough with the two year intervals then. There is no doubt that oil technology has improved massively and the synthetic oils are far better than the mineral oil of the past, also I expect the filters have improved too and keep the oil much cleaner than they used to.[/quote]

I'm going to have an oil/filter change soon Gordon, should be around 2k miles. As you say, peace of mind
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I change the oil/filter in all my cars every 3-4k miles irrespective of the age of the car or the specified service intervals.

Realistically its the only thing you can do from a maintenance perspective to prolong engine life. Not sure about filters technology improving though, they are all still concertinad bits of thin cardboardy stuff... I mean, how advanced can that get?

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elucius
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
I change the oil/filter in all my cars every 3-4k miles irrespective of the age of the car or the specified service intervals.

Realistically its the only thing you can do from a maintenance perspective to prolong engine life. Not sure about filters technology improving though, they are all still concertinad bits of thin cardboardy stuff... I mean, how advanced can that get?

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I agree it does seem odd, in regard to the filter, but presumably there have been some advances?
 
  
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Martian
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edventure wrote:
I had the oil changed on my Turbo S after 1500 miles. Couldn't get my head round leaving it till 20K miles.
It was ridiculously expensive though at £650 and left me feeling somewhat ripped off


£650 for an oil change?! Bandit
 
  
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elucius
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
Edventure wrote:
I had the oil changed on my Turbo S after 1500 miles. Couldn't get my head round leaving it till 20K miles.
It was ridiculously expensive though at £650 and left me feeling somewhat ripped off


£650 for an oil change?! Bandit

Blimey...I'll check when I book mine in! The cost of the oil /filter change for my 981 Spyder last year was £250!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

elucius wrote:
....The cost of the oil /filter change for my 981 Spyder last year was £250!


£250 is still a rip off.
 
  
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elucius
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
elucius wrote:
....The cost of the oil /filter change for my 981 Spyder last year was £250!


£250 is still a rip off.

I agree its expensive but with a new car its worth getting the book stamped by an OPC
 
  
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