Whilst the Porsche service schedule for the late 996 model is 2 years or 20,000 miles I always work to the mantra of ‘clean oil clean engine’. Modern engine oils are very good in terms of protection but I dislike long oil changes, and dirty engine oil can do harm to an engine especially if dirt and sludge are allowed to build up.
So my preference for oil changes is every 6 months on this engine even though the car only covers about 3000 miles a year, especially due to the horror stories that abound on the internet and given that the engine is operating over shorter distances much of the time, albeit it does travel far enough each time to get fully warm and up to temperature each journey. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.
So another oil and filter change, again using a Mahle OEM OX128 oil filter and Porsche A40 Spec 5w-40 engine oil. It is an opportunity to check the oil, magnetic sump plug and oil filter for any signs of anything unusual. And all clear again and all good for another 6 months.
I also chose to replace the gearbox oil for Millers fully synthetic CRX NT+ 75w-90 and also the front differential oil as well.
Also upon inspection, and noticeable from the chatter at idle a new exhaust clamp was fitted after an original one had failed where the securing bolt had rusted away.
And just to tidy things up wheel wise, a set of good used wheel centre caps sourced for a bargain £20 to replace the old fading ones. These will be more than up to the job until the wheels are fully refurbished and brand new ones are fitted.