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post #1 of 21 Old 01-28-2017, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Oil Change

Has anyone done a DIY oil and filter change on a 718? I would like to know if it is similar to an oil change on a 987 or 981. Is access to the filter and drain plug more difficult? Thanks.
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post #2 of 21 Old 02-01-2017, 11:49 AM
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I would like to know the answer to this also. Maybe no-one has accumulated enough miles to justify an oil change???

I'm still at 600 miles.

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post #3 of 21 Old 02-01-2017, 06:37 PM
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Its going to be a bit slow in seeing DIY'ers this time around since unlike the Cayman/Boxster as we knew it attracted more of that crowd. 718 attracts more of the take it to the dealer crowd - not that there's anything wrong with that.
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post #4 of 21 Old 02-01-2017, 09:58 PM
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4 months and I'm still at 280 miles.... I just don't feel like I want it to get dirty..lol
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post #5 of 21 Old 02-03-2017, 02:15 PM
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4 months and 280 miles ?! What are the occasions when you drive it haha ?!
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-03-2017, 02:44 PM
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4 months and I'm still at 280 miles.... I just don't feel like I want it to get dirty..lol
I know what you mean and having paint protection and other types of protection done to trim, tires, etc. is a good way to start. Then just follow that up with simple washes and you'll be in the clear for a long time to come.

Hopefully you have thought about that by now! Best thing for any owner of a new vehicle to be doing.
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post #7 of 21 Old 02-03-2017, 10:23 PM
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Yes, I have full front XPEL and applied rim protection. I live in the east coast and roads have salt everywhere. I'll wait till spring to drive it. In the meantime, it is under wraps inside the garage with the trickle charger connected...can't wait till spring
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post #8 of 21 Old 02-05-2017, 01:10 AM
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Ah that makes much more sense. I tend to forget the conditions outside which is why this stunned me so much. I apologize lol. Any reason for only doing the front in XPEL ?
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-05-2017, 03:57 PM
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Yes, I have full front XPEL and applied rim protection. I live in the east coast and roads have salt everywhere. I'll wait till spring to drive it. In the meantime, it is under wraps inside the garage with the trickle charger connected...can't wait till spring
What kind of protection is available for rims, and what doe it cost? Although, if the cost is similar to paint protection, I probably
don't want to know.

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post #10 of 21 Old 02-07-2017, 12:58 PM
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I really don't think there's much more that you can do for rims other than applying some sort of sealant to it to "decrease" the amount of brake dust that can stick to it and what not. There are options out there that make cleaning wheels much much easier but I don't think there's any wrap of the sort.
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