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Old 08-12-2007, 03:59 AM   #1
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Should I Change My Air Filter?

I have just over 13,000 miles now on my 987S. Should I change my air filter yet (early I know)? Most of us change our oil before Porsche says, so I am using the same logic with the air filter.

I don't think I need an air cabin filter...I am 99% top down without the fans running!

OK, if the answer is "yes"...how do I do it??


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Old 08-12-2007, 07:14 AM   #2
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Doing any periodic maintenance early can't hurt anything... except your wallet!
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I do it every year on all my cars. I'm sure the 987 air filter is in the fairly same place. Can't believe I paid to have it done at the dealer. The biggest waste of money ever. Took me 15 minutes in the supermarket parking lot while I waited for my friend. I think its a good idea to do it when you have dry vac so you can suck out any debris before you put in the new one.

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changing the filter anytime is a good idea, as long as it doesn't hurt you $ wise, but clean air filter is always nice to have, and help the engine breathe.

so yeah, change it man.
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The 987 air filter is way, way different than the 986 air filter. And getting to it is a bit more involved than on a 986.

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