How To Change The Engine Oil And Filter


Most automobile house owners will fortunately admit that they postpone oil modifications for a lot too lengthy. However once I purchased a 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo with over 100,000 miles on the clock, altering the oil sat very excessive up on the lengthy to-do listing for this tremendous SUV due to what number of identified engine points will be (hopefully!) prevented simply by preserving it lubed up.

Heading right down to an area Jiffy Lube would not go away me glad, both, as a result of I wished to take a look at how toasted the oil seemed popping out, set up a magnetic drain plug, and familiarize myself with the Cayenne’s underbelly. Whereas I may need been capable of change the oil simply by cranking up the air suspension to its highest setting, as a substitute I put the Cayenne up on a Rotary elevate to create much less neck cranking and supply loads of photograph alternatives.

This job requires 10 quarts of your most well-liked oil—to be secure, although the engine ought to maintain a bit of over 9—plus a brand new filter, spare drain plugs (simply in case), and new aluminum crush washers. I went with Mobil 1 0W-40 as beneficial by Porsche and a Mahle paper filter with new O-ring. Fundamental instruments to have available embrace sockets and extensions, a Phillips-head screwdriver, an eight-millimeter hex head, a low-range torque wrench, and the proper dimension of oil filter wrench. And remember a funnel and someplace to gather the outdated fluid!

Eradicating The Underbelly Trays

Earlier than lifting up any Cayenne geared up with the air suspension system, ensure to toggle the cabin swap ahead and lock it in place. A lightweight will pop up on the sprint indicating the airbags are prepared. Although not 100% mandatory, I additionally prefer to pop the hood and not less than loosen the engine oil fill cap to permit for higher draining afterward.

Utilizing the manufacturing unit jack factors, elevate the truck up (staying as degree as attainable if not on an actual elevate) after which place a jack stand or two beneath sturdy subframe or suspension elements for security. Subsequent, take away the plastic underbelly trays—in the event that they’re nonetheless there—with a 10-millimeter socket and the Phillips-head. The entrance piece requires a little bit of finesse (learn: drive) to squeeze out between the sway bar and entrance wheel effectively, whereas the rear tray hooks onto steel clips.

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Discovering The Appropriate Drain Plugs

Porsche over-engineered the 955 and 957 generations of the Cayenne to show {that a} tremendous SUV might pump out large energy and likewise tow as much as 7,700 kilos and go off-roading with out concern. The V8 engines use a dry-sump oiling system, similar to each single 911 up by means of the 996 era (after which solely Mezger engines do), which permits for regular oil stress throughout acceleration, braking, and cornering—or on steep hills. Nevertheless it additionally means the engine has two drain plugs you will must find to carry out an oil service: the primary within the typical drain pan location and the second above and to the rear, nearly wanting like a transmission plug. Make sure that to find the entrance differential plug and keep away from it.

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First Issues First

Utilizing the 8mm hex key, unscrew the decrease drain plug whereas taking care to not strip it—these aluminum items can really feel fairly fragile, so a long-ish breaker bar with light, regular effort is the best way to go. Be prepared for the used oil to hurry out into no matter container you are utilizing to gather it. As much as seven quarts might drain out from the decrease plug.

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The Ready Recreation

Because the oil flows out, I took the chance to gather a pattern that I will ship off to Blackstone Laboratories within the identify of science. I am curious to see what they must say about put on metals and different contaminants which may seem within the oil used to lubricate an aluminum twin-turbo V8 crammed right into a famously scorching engine bay. The dual-turbo V8 Cayenne often avoids the well-known bore scoring issues that naturally aspirated powerplants undergo from because of utilizing extra oil squirters, however I determine it may possibly’t harm to determine a baseline for any future oil samples.

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Pull Out An Extension

As soon as the oil move subsides to a gradual drip, reinstall the outdated drain plug with a brand new crush washer. Or, spend a number of additional bucks and purchase a magnetic drain plug to permit for a fast novice engine oil evaluation at your subsequent oil change. Use the torque wrench to tighten the drain plug to solely 25 Newton-meters or round 19 lb-ft of torque.

Shifting on, the second engine oil drain plug requires a socket extension to entry with an extended sufficient breaker bar. Observe the identical procedures as the primary drain plug, although considerably much less fluid will seemingly move out of this one.

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Eradicating The Oil Filter

Porsche mounted the plastic cartridge-style oil filter housing proper up entrance subsequent to the oil cooler—one thing that truly is not perfect for off-roading and that may be ameliorated with a beefier skid plate or, alternatively, LN Engineering’s spin-on oil filter adapter that permits for using a steel spin-on oil filter. Take care utilizing the steel oil filter wrench in your plastic spin-on housing, if nonetheless current, and slowly take away. This half can get a bit of messy as a result of the cartridge is filled with oil and extra will move out of the engine, as effectively.

Pour the remaining oil out of the housing, then take away the paper filter. For those who’re like me, you will check out it to verify for any steel filings or items of sealant—the extra obsessive would possibly even minimize open the filter and unfold it to verify additional. Take away the O-ring on the threads (Porsche offered a bit of house for a steel hook to assist with this, if mandatory), then place the brand new filter within the housing, coat the brand new O-ring with some contemporary oil, and tighten up onto the engine once more. My housing indicated 25 Newton-meters, too.

I saved the paper filter in a Ziploc bag and plan to ship it again to FCP Euro and make the most of the corporate’s lifetime substitute assure. It’s going to solely save a couple of bucks however I am curious to be taught whether or not the method truly works easily!

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Do not Neglect To Refill The Oil

I like to scrub up any oil that is unfold on the underside of the engine—relaxation assured, there’ll at all times be some—after which wait a couple of minutes to verify the drain plugs and filters aren’t leaking. Then, reinstall the underbody trays, take away the jackstands, and decrease the Cayenne to the bottom. At this level, remember to place new oil within the engine earlier than driving away!

Generally the little engineering particulars on a automobile blow my thoughts. Within the case of the Cayenne, a funnel can rise up within the oil filler and there are little air gaps that permit the fluid to move in with out glug-glugging or overflowing. Start by pouring in about eight quarts of contemporary oil, look ahead to it to move down by means of the engine, then verify the dipstick. As soon as you’ve got reached the max line, tighten the fill cap after which fireplace up the engine for 10 or 20 seconds to permit the oil pump to refill the cartridge filter housing. Wait a number of extra minutes, then verify the dipstick once more and add oil as wanted—and remember to tighten down the cap afterward, in any other case, a verify engine mild will pop up fairly shortly. I ended up utilizing about eight and three-quarter quarts in whole.

This entire job ought to take an hour or much less, relying on expertise. I at all times prefer to verify the dipstick after the following few instances I drive the automobile following an oil change to verify nothing went incorrect. However all in all, the Cayenne makes this job comparatively straightforward, so I plan to alter the oil not less than each 3,000 miles, if not sooner.



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