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There's a good chance that the Porsche you're driving is an air-cooled machine, which means that a big cooling fan blows air over the heads and cylinders in order to provide direct air-cooling.

A large part of the general cooling is due to the large amount of oil that moves through the engine's dry-sump system. Because this system is so important to keeping a Porsche running properly, it's important that you keep it well maintained.

By knowing the correct way to perform an oil change on your Porsche, you'll be able to not only save money but also ensure your car is operating at its top performance. 

Continue reading and we'll walk you through everything you need to know! 

Drain the Oil Tank

Start the engine and get it up to operating temperature. There are a couple of feet of oil piping that have to be drained. By heating up the engine, you'll make sure that all of the oil debris is going to get washed out along with the old oil.

The first step is to drain the oil tank. This component contains the majority of the oil. You want your container to be able to hold up to around ten quarts of oil. 

Place the oil drain container under the drain plug. Then, gently take off the plug and let the tank oil completely drain out into the container. 

Remove the Oil Filter

While the oil drain container is still under the oil tank, take off the oil filter. This can be found at the top of the oil tank. 

You should be able to take it off with your hand. However, if it's too tight, then you want to use an oil filter wrench. Keep paper towels or rags ready and closeby because some oil may spill out. 

Some of the filter oil might also drain out of the bottom of the oil tank. 

Drain the Engine Case 

Take the second oil drain container and place it under the drain plate. Remove the drain plug and let the engine case completely drain out. 

Replace Plug Gaskets and Oil Gaskets

After all of the oil is drained, take a new oil filter and brush some engine oil on the filter gasket in order to lube it. Replace all of the oil drain plugs with new oil plug gaskets. You can recycle the used oil and filters. 

Refill Oil With Minimum Quantity to Start Engine

Remove the oil filler cap and look for the oil dipstick. Pull it out so that you won't get oil all over it when you're adding the new oil. 

Slowly add eight quarts of new engine oil. When you're done, wipe the dipstick, put it back, and replace the cap.  

The Importance of Knowing How to Perform a Porsche Oil Change 

As you can see, it's fairly simple to perform an oil change on your Porsche. Still, it's going to take some practice to get it right, but after a few times, you'll wonder why you ever went to a mechanic for an oil change service in the first place. 

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