Porsche Boxster Porsche's smallest and least expensive sports car model,the Boxster is a convertible sports car released in late 1996.

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Old 04-17-2006, 04:43 PM
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Hi guys,
I bought a 1998 Boxster last year (first sports car) and I am up for my first oil change. The local Porsche dealership charges $130 for an oil/filter change. I called a local gas station and they gave me a price for half that. Same oil-Mobil 1 synthetic. Am I missing something? Any tips would be appreciated, thanks.
 
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:12 PM
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Dealers can charge up to $250 for an oil change on a porsche I am afraid. Boxster requires about 10 quarts of 0-40 mobil 1 and 1 filter OC 128 (and a crush seal for the drain plug). There is nothing special about the boxster.
 
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
 
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:58 PM
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I just had my boxsters oil changed yesterday, I was shocked too, I guess I shouldn't be, it is a Porsche!! but wow! 10 qts!!! and it cost me 117.00 I guess that isnt too bad though compared to 250. I want to learn to do it myself though
 
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Hey I just had my oil changed in the boxster at the local porsche dealership called Phaff in Canada and it cost about $230 talk about a kick in the ***.. Ya any way if anyone knows how to do the oil change or which is the easiest way to access the filter and drain plug with just a floor jack *if possible* it would be greatly appreciated. Anyway we did buy porsches we shouldn't be surprised at the prices.
 
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:43 PM
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Here is my write up with pictures:

http://www.turbo911.com/showthread.php?t=279
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:42 PM
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Thanks alot that makes them a little bit cheaper. Are u a licensed mechanic??
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:44 PM
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Thanks alot that makes them a little bit cheaper. Are u a licensed mechanic??
I am the lead tech for a company called Imagine auto, and we do extensive performance modifications on Porsches. www.imagineauto.com
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:59 PM
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We are also a Porsche performance shop. An oil change on a boxster should take 9 qts of oil and since it is synthetic it should run you over $100 for the change with oil, filter, and labor to change it. I doubt that other shop can do it for half that because the oil cost more than half.
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:18 PM
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We are also a Porsche performance shop. An oil change on a boxster should take 9 qts of oil and since it is synthetic it should run you over $100 for the change with oil, filter, and labor to change it. I doubt that other shop can do it for half that because the oil cost more than half.
Our local dealer does synthetic mobil 1 oil changes for 59.95. You can look it up on their website (aristocrat motors)
 

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