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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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How to change the air filter and oil filter in a 2005 boxster


I am new to the forum and own a beautiful 2005 Boxster, Carmen Red.

The car was purchased new and I have always taken it to the dealer for service. My only disappointment with the car is that I like to do routine maintenance and checks but have never had the courage to do this with my Boxster.

Would someone let me know how to change the air and oil filters. Is it relatively easy to do or should I continue to take the car to the dealer and just enjoy the ride?

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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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If you've done routine maintenance in the past on other cars, it shouldn't be that difficult. The main difficulty is with access to the engine compartment, and to the filter assembly.

There are write-ups on the 'net about how to access them (even on the 987).
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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Here's a writeup on Changing your Boxster's oil that I did some time ago. I seem to recall that access to the air filter is documented in the owners manual.

BTW - Bleeding your brakes is another pretty simple task to undertake if you are mechanically inclined.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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You need a t-30 torx to get the engine lid off then a phillips head screw driver for the air filter housing. It's definitely harder than on a 986.
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