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Old 03-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Oil Change 2001 Boxster S

Rather than spending $225, I changed the oil in my car today. Very easy and highly recommend it. Used Mobil 1 0W40 (Walmart 5q jugs). On another site, someone recommended the Italian Tune Up and I did that yesterday.

The car has never run better....!

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Good for you: doing your own maintenance is definitely satisfying. Just make sure you didn't overfill the oil; check the dipstick after the car has sat overnight.
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If you do over fill, removing the oil filter will get rid of 1/2 quart at a time.

You have to reinstall and run the engine before you can remove the next half quart, so the engine can refill the oil filter.
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Just purchased a 2003 Boxster S, 19000 miles with automatic tranny. What type oil is recommended?
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OMG there are numerous posts on the topic - just do a search. Many use 0W-40, but there are a multitude of opinions.
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Just purchased a 2003 Boxster S, 19000 miles with automatic tranny. What type oil is recommended?
I'm using Motul 8100 5W 40 will have UOA next month for 6 mths use, previously used Mobil 1 and Fuchs Titan but not happy with Zn levels and Cu wear debris, thats why I changed.
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Sportscarguy,

What is the Italian Tune-up?

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What is the Italian Tune-up?

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Google is your friend. An Italian Tune Up is basically fully warming up the engine and then driving the car hard (4000+ RPM) for 30 minutes or so.

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