|January 23rd, 2006, 09:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Changing your Boxster's Oil
Required Parts & Tools
Make sure your engine oil is warm and not hot as you may burn yourself on the oil or other hot component.
Make sure your car is reasonably level in order to remove as much of the old oil as possible.
You may raise and level the car using jack-stands though it's not necessary if your oil container is short enough.
Most of the following is best performed by laying on your back along the driver's side of the car with your feet pointing to the front of the car and your head just forward of the rear tire. The only limitation with this arrangement is that you can only use your right hand/arm.
Take the used oil back to Kragen or some other location that recyles used motor oil. If you used a seal-able Blitz container this is pretty easy. Otherwise you can try to purchase your oil in 5 qt. containers instead of the usual 1 qt. size.
That's pretty much it. Total cost will vary a bit based on your location but will run about $65-$75 or so for oil and parts. If you need to buy tools or other stuff to do it the first time then your cost will be a bit higher but still a lot less than $180 or so most dealers charge.
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