Your Cart

2005-2012 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera Oil Change

2005-2012 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera Oil Change

Parts Needed:

  •  Fully Synthetic SAE (0W-40, 5W-40, 5W50) that meets Porsche spec A40

0W-40 can be used in all temps while 5W-40/5W-50 should not be used below -13°F. We used Liqui Moly 5W-40 Leichtluaf High Tech for this application. 

  • Oil Filter Kit Insert w/ O-Ring. We used a Mahle OEM Filter 996 107 225 60

Tools Needed:

  • 74mm Porsche Oil Filter Wrench
  • 8mm hex bit socket
  • Torque Wrench
  • Pick Tool
  • Funnel

Step 1: Draining the Oil

1. Unclip oil filler neck upwards and unscrew the oil cap.

2. Unscrew oil drain plug from oil sump

3. Allow 20 minutes for oil to drain

4. Clean the oil drain plug and screw back in with new gasket

5. Tighten oil drain plug torque to 37 ft-lbs.

Step 2: Changing Oil Filter

1. Using the Porsche oil filter wrench, break loose oil filter housing

2. Remove housing downwards and drain remaining oil into container. Remove paper filter from housing.


3. Remove old O-ring on housing groove with a pick. 

4. Clean oil filter housing thoroughly inside and out. Lubricate and replace O-ring with a new one provided with your oil filter.

5. Insert new filter.

6. Screw oil-filter housing back in and secure with Porsche Oil Filter Wrench. 

7. Tightening torque 19 ft-lbs

Step 3: Refilling Engine Oil

Fill engine oil slowly using a suitable filler container to prevent overflowing at the filler neck. Screw cap on tightly when done filling.

997 − 3.6 l Filling capacity without oil filter 8.00 liters

997 − 3.6 l Filling capacity with oil filter 8.25 liters

997 S − 3.8 l Filling capacity without oil filter 8.25 liters

997 S − 3.8 l Filling capacity with oil filter 8.50 liters

Check engine oil level via on-board computer. Add as needed 0.5 liter at a time at most


Tesla Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit

Tesla has just released their Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for the Model S Plaid 2021+ This kit is a must...

Read more
What's the new GR86/BR-Z?

The Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ is a new welcomed addition in the currently diminished sports car market. Compared to the previous...

Read more
Tesla Model 3/Y bushings Upgrade

Bushings are incredibly important to any car, especially so for heavy vehicles or track demons. All the suspension components are...

Read more
Why WPC treatment is Important

There aren’t many ways to improve an already fabricated part. Most of those that exist are either laborious, complex, change...

Read more
THE DRIVEWAY is an Official Vendor at Wekfest USA 2021

WEKFEST IS BACK. TDW will be an official vendor at WEKFEST SJ. Come mingle, see the sickest cars at the one of...

Read more
Michelins first EV Sports Tire

Everyone wants to join the EV bandwagon. People are going wild about them, and anything relating to electric vehicles will...

Read more

Subscribe to our newsletters now and stay up to date with new collections, the latest lookbooks and exclusive offers.