Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Announcements > New Member Introductions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: vancouver
Posts: 7
new boxster owner question

I just bought my first porsche boxster today. It's a 1999 with only 55km's(Canadian car)
According to the service records most of the major service including the last oil change was done at 49km but that was in 2005. The previous owner is a retired cop and he only insured it during summer so he only drove it an average of 1000km's a year since then. I read a lot of conflicting info on synthetic oil wear and life but does anyone think I need to get a fresh oil change right away?
lemonmagnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 09:25 AM   #2
Registered User
 
schnellman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 866
Imho

Absolutely. Get an oil change immediately. Check the engine air filter and the cabin air filter, too. I don't want to start an oil war (again), but I've always used Porsche's recommended Mobil 1 0w40.
And, welcome to Boxster ownership. You're gonna love it.
schnellman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,655
Welcome. Engine oil should be changed at least once a year at the minimum regardless of mileage... preferably in the spring time before you start driving it.
ekam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: vancouver
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekam View Post
Welcome. Engine oil should be changed at least once a year at the minimum regardless of mileage... preferably in the spring time before you start driving it.
hmmm, can't wait until spring to drive so I better get the oil changed pronto. it's just too gorgeous out today. here on the west coast i've always driven my sports cars all year round unless there is salt/sand on the roads.
lemonmagnet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #5
Registered User
 
BYprodriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 3,124
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekam View Post
Welcome. Engine oil should be changed at least once a year at the minimum regardless of mileage... preferably in the spring time before you start driving it.
Better to change oil Pre storage than after, but definetly annually at a minimum regardless of mileage.
BYprodriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 07:55 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 111
x2 on need for annual change at minimum.

I just picked up an '03 and the dealer had done an "oil change." But lord only knows what they put in it. First step -- dump out whatever they put in, and put in proper 0 w40 synthetic.

Since this ain't my first rodeo (2nd Boxster, 4th Porsche), I also did a quick air filter replacement. I was disappointed to see the dealer had not done this, given that replacing the filter itself takes less than 30 seconds once you get into the engine compartment.

My advice to any new Boxster owner is not to be intimidated about getting into the engine compartment, both through the top and through the passenger compartment (there's a panel behind the carpet). Take a nice afternoon and get into it -- this will help to demystify your new prize!

Cheers,
Ron
'98 986
'03 986
'87 944
'73 914
ChairmanRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page