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jlee
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: service interval Reply with quote

Folks,

simple question but dont know the answer. After my large major service afetr i got the car, how many miles (km's) between my next service or how long in months, whichever comes first.

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pirellipete
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the service cycle goes along these lines;

You've just had a big one, Call that a 24k mile service,

then comes a 6000 mile oil change - some consider this optional

then comes a 12000 mile service - bigger than 6k Oil change but smaller than 24k.

then comes another 6k oil change

then comes the big 24k service,

So start from the last major service and you get 24 -6-12-6-24 etc

BUT, the miles are cumulative, ie its 24k between 24k services not 6 plus 12 plus 6 plus 24, (but you knew that)

Hopefully Boxsey should be along shortly to give us the 'proper' schedule as I am not 100%.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I could read German, I'd be able to tell you accurately but there is an oil change every 10,000km (6,000 miles) and a service every 20,000km (12,000 miles) with bolt on goodies at 40,000km and 80,000km. You also need your Zustandsbericht serviced every year after 2 years and your brake fluid changed every 2 years. Your airbags need servicing at 4, 8 and 10 years, then every 2 years after that.
 
  
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Boxsey
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pirellipete wrote:

Hopefully Boxsey should be along shortly to give us the 'proper' schedule as I am not 100%.


No need because Seagull and yourself have done a fine job Thumb

ETA: Us track-aholics change the oil and filter after every 4 or 5 trackdays and brake fluid annually to be on the safe side.
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jlee
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pirellipete, seagull and boxsey all to the rescue again.


Thanks for the quick responses.
 
  
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jlee
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be dense here.

If i had the full one 24 service, what is normally meant to be done in the 6,12,6,24 services.

Appreciate if any one has the service criteria/list of recommended tasks/checks that are normally listed in service booklets that they can scan that and put into FAQ that shows what needs done at these intervals.

I woudl do this but dont have such manual.

Muhc appreciated and i think a helpful FAQ. Thoughts ?
 
  
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Boxsey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I agree it would be a useful FAQ. I'll try and get the info for you from my service book (unless someone posts it first).

The service books back in those days combined the 964 schedule with the 928 and 944 so it's quite confusing to read. Confused So rather than scan the pages I might be aswell to pick out the 964 only stuff and put it in this thread.
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ian_uk
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not aware of such a thing as a 6K service for the 964. My understanding is the 964 servicing is based on a 12K service schedule which, as well as oil, should include both spark plugs and tappets which many places both leave to 24K miles against the official recommendation (because they are both a PITA to do).

For those people that do low mileage it's recommended to change the oil annually if you are not due for a service.

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964kevin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian_uk wrote:
I am not aware of such a thing as a 6K service for the 964. My understanding is the 964 servicing is based on a 12K service schedule which, as well as oil, should include both spark plugs and tappets which many places both leave to 24K miles against the official recommendation (because they are both a PITA to do).

For those people that do low mileage it's recommended to change the oil annually if you are not due for a service.

Ian.

& hence the 6k service came about.

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Boxsey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Service & Maintenance Schedule (from the Service Book)

By the first 2500 miles

Lots of stuff that presumably will not be appropriate to any 964s now but includes changing the engine oil and filter, valve clearance adjustment and lots of inspections.

Every 6,000 miles

Nothing!

Every 12,000 miles

Diagnosis system: Read out faults
Change engine oil and filter
Check valve clearance
V-belt and poly rib belt: check condition and tension
Toothed belt for power steering: check condition
Change spark plugs
Visual inspection for leaks: oil and fluid
Replace air filter element
Crankcase ventilation: check tightness of hose connections
Fuel system: visual inspection
Intake air: check hoses, lines and connections for tightness
Handbrake: check free travel of lever
Brake pedal: check for play
Brake hoses and lines: visual inspection
Brake system: inspect pads and discs
Clutch pedal: check for play
Hydraulic clutch actuator: inspect for leaks
Throttle actuator: check cables, linkages and joints for smooth operation
Resonance flap: check function
Steering gear: check screw connections for tightness
Bellows: visual inspection
Tie rod links: check play, tightness and dust caps
Power assisted steering: visual inspection for leaks and fluid level
Ball joints: visual inspection and check dust caps
Wishbone: check screw connections for tightness
Transmission/Axle drives: check for leaks and oil levels
Automatic transmission: check for leakds and oil levels
Drive shafts: visual inspection of sleeves
Exhaust system: visual inspection and check screw connections
Tyres: Check condition and pressures
Door arrester: check function and lubricate
Door hinges: lubricate
Check door and hood locks for tightness and function
Safety belts: check function and condition
Seals for doors, hood and roof: remove abraided rubber and lubricate
Windscreen and headlight washer: check function, levels and nozzles
Intensive cleaner: check function and level
Battery: check fluid level
All other electrical equipment and warning lights: check function
Heater, ventilation and conditioner: check function and refrigerant level
Exhaust emission unit: check catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Ignition circuit 1 and 2: check function
Perform system adaption
Test drive

Additional Servicing every 24,000 miles

Automatic transmission: change ATF, clean ATF strainer or change filter
Change fuel filter


Additional Servicing every 48,000 miles

Manual transmission and axle drives: change oil
Automatic transmission: change oil in axle drives

Yearly service after the first 2 years

File status report for long-life guarantee

Service every 2 years

Change brake fluid

Nb. Although there is nothing in the original service book for 6,000 miles most independent 964 servicers advice an engine oil and filter change.
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pirellipete
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and thrice hence, (well twice hence, but thrice sounds more dramatic),

My initial response did say 6000k oil change, as opposed to service, with the caveat, some consider this optional.

I do it cos I've always done a half service interval oil change on my cars, probably cos I'm old, and when I started doing this oil was oil drilled from the bowels of the earth and thick and gooey, but went thin and sloshy quite quickly, as opposed to today oils which is a laboratory created chemical formula designed by Brains from Thunderbirds, Floor

Old habits die hard, and old dogs new tricks etc.

Plus it can't do any harm and my OPC only charge me £88 including Mobil 1 oil and VAT to do it. thumbsup [/i]
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