Fluid And Lubricant Specifications

Engine oil viscosity (SAE grade) vs. operating temperature range shown for the Porsche engine covered in this manual.

The fluids and lubricants specified by Porsche are listed in Table e.

The use of fluids that do not meet Porsche's specifications may impair performance and reliability, and may void warranty coverage.

Table e. Fluids and Lubricants

Fluid

Approximate capacity

Specification

Engine oil (wit

h filter change) 10 L (10.5 US qt.)

API service SH or SJ

Manual transr

3.0 L (3.2 US qt.) 3.4 L (3.6 US qt.)

Hypold gear oil SAE 90 (GL-5)

Brake fluid

All models

SAE DOT 3 or DOT 4

Synthetic manual transmission fluid is not approved by the manufacturer, but its use may result in improved transmission performance and wear characteristics. Consult with an authorized Porsche Dealer for recommendations on synthetic transmission fluids.

— Run engine for a few minutes to warm oil. Turn engine off.

— With car on level ground, place a drain pan under oil drain plug (arrow) on left side of engine.

The car will not need to be raised if a shallow drain pan is used.

Loosen crankcase oil drain plug. Remove plug and let oil drain into pan.

Loosen supply tank oil drain plug (arrow). Remove plug and let oil drain into pan.

ENGINE OIL SERVICE

If the car is used primarily for short trips in slow moving traffic, or routinely operated aggressively, the oil should be changed at shorter intervals (3,000 mile intervals).

Engine oil and filter, changing

— Run engine for a few minutes to warm oil. Turn engine off.

— With car on level ground, place a drain pan under oil drain plug (arrow) on left side of engine.

The car will not need to be raised if a shallow drain pan is used.

Loosen crankcase oil drain plug. Remove plug and let oil drain into pan.

Loosen supply tank oil drain plug (arrow). Remove plug and let oil drain into pan.

• Pull the loose plug away from the hole quickly to avoid being burned by the hot oil. It will run out quickly when the plug is removed.

• Use gloves to protect your hands.

^ Remove oil filter. Lubricate oil filter seal and install new filter hand tight. Tighten filter an additional Vz turn.

CAUTION—

Overtightening the oil filter will make the next change much more difficult, and may deform the gasket, causing leaks.

— When oil flow has diminished to an occasional drip, reinstall drain plugs with new metal sealing washers and tighten plugs.

Tightening torque

• Engine oil drain plug to crankcase 70 Nm (51 ft-lb)

• Engine oil drain plug to supply tank 42 Nm (31 ft-lb)

Porsche 911 Turbo Oil Drain Plugs

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— Refill oil supply tank with oil. Oil specifications are found previously under Fluid and Lubricant Specifications.

— Start engine and allow to reach operating temperature. With engine running at idle, check engine oil level. Check for leaks at drain plug and oil filter.

CAUTION—

Dispose of used oil properly. Use tight-sealing containers and mark them clearly. Check with the place of purchase about disposal.

Porsche 911 Oil Plug Torque Spec

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