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Old 11-24-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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15000 mile service

hey, i was in arizona this last week and its been a while since i was on the forum,while i was in AZ i rented a hummer h2 and it was amazing off road and i was at the gas station every 2 DAYS!!!!!,but my question is that my car is about to hit 15000 miles,and i was wondering should i take my car to porsche,or should i get a oil change from my shop i ussaly take it to?
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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Umm...I say change the oil yourself. I'ts easy to do and you'll bond with your car!
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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Change it yourself or take it to a Porsche specialist (not a dealer unless you just have extra money you want to toss out). If it's your Porsche mechanic you're talking about that works, but whatever you do don't take it to a quickie lube type place.
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i still never understand y people dont change their own oil...i mean sure some people dont have time, but it really doesnt take that long
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Its easy.. you can do it. 8 mm hex for the drain plug, a filter wrench, a LARGE capacity drain recepticle (10 qts minimun) and more time going to the store for the oil and filter than spent on the actual oil change. Half hour tops, even for your first time. You don't even need to jack up the car to do it... granted it can be a little tight if you're an xxl but it can be done.

If you ARE going to jack up the car.. please, please, use jack stands. They're available almost everywhere (Sears, most auto parts stores, Cumins tools, etc etc, for cheap, but more than worth the 30 bucks or less you'll spend on them).

The oil/filter change is a piece of cake and no boxster owner should NOT do it! so there! Like was said above....you'll bond with your car. Boxster grime under the fingernails is a good thing.

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