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Maintenance Schedule – 911 Carrera (996), 911 Turbo, Boxster
(USA & Canadian Vehicles Only)
Required Maintenance and Lubrication Service – See Technical Manual, Binder 0, Section 03 - Maintenance
Yearly maintenance intended for vehicles driven less than 9000 miles per year.
No oil change is required for this service. However, an oil and filter change is required at least every 2 years for vehicles
not receiving a scheduled major maintenance. Yearly maintenance for vehicles driven more than 9000 miles per year,
wait and perform the 15,000 mile maintenance at the scheduled mileage interval.
Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses)
Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened – replace any damaged and/or missing panels
Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
Engine: Check oil level
Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
Brake fluid: Check level
Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust boots for signs of damage
Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
Vehicle lights: Check operation. All headlights: Check alignment
Horn: Check operation
All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation
During road or dynamometer test:
Remote control, front seats, foot brake & parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission,
ParkAssist, automatic speed control, TC/PSM switches, heater, air-conditioning system & instruments: Check operation
Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks
Minor maintenance at 15 000, 45 000, 75 000, 105 000 miles etc. / 24 000, 72 000, 120 000,
168 000 km etc.
Change engine oil: (oil filter change is not required)
Air Filter: Check the air filter condition, and if necessary, replace
Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses)
Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened – replace any damaged and/or missing panels
Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
Coolant: Check level and antifreeze protection level
Pollen filter: Replace filter element
Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
Brake fluid: Check level
Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
Door locks, lid locks & safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are adjusted and function properly
Check inner release of front luggage compartment on 2002-on vehicles (‘03-on Boxster).
See Technical Manual, Section
03-5.1.
Vehicle lights: Check operation
All headlights: Check alignment
Horn: Check operation
Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level, nozzle settings, and antifreeze protection level
All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation
During road or dynamometer test:
Remote control, front seats, foot brake & parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission,
ParkAssist, automatic speed control, TC/PSM switches, heater, air-conditioning system & instruments: Check operation
Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks
Major maintenance at 30 000, 60 000, 90 000, 120 000 miles etc. / 48 000, 96 000, 144 000,
192 000 km etc.
Change engine oil and oil filter
Replace spark plugs: Only On 911 (996) and Boxster up to 2000 and 911 Turbo 2001 (For 2001 911 (996) and
Boxster, see 60 000 mile schedule)
Air filter: Replace filter element
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Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Porsche Publications – Edition 6/03 Part Number – PNA 000 162 B