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Here are a few of my observation for those waiting on their 718 that may or may not be helpful and opinions may vary:

1. Would I do the PPF again and the answer is absolutely I have put over 2500 miles and no paint chips. I did the whole front end and the rocker panels (see attached) which extends around the rear tire fender and partially covers the rear bumper and there are no chips in those areas. Unfortunately, I could not cover the headlights because of the UV protective film and that is where I got two rock chips. I would explore some way to protect those headlights if there is a solution out there maybe someone can make a recommendation(s). Also I would go with an independent vendor for the PPF not the dealership. I would also consider complete car coverage with PPF next time around.
2. When you wash the car water will get around the doors sills....not in the car but you may want to lay a few inexpensive towels along that edge of the door prior to washing and also avoid aiming the hose or power washer at those door gaps; when washing use a more oblique angle with the stream of water.
3. changing the oil early.....I would not recommend it. I did it and dissected the filter and I found nothing to warrant an early change. Now you may want to do it for piece of mind but in my case it was not necessary. It turns out the associated cost for me was not an issue since it was waived but the real concern is the more opportunities the dealership has to fiddle with the car the more problems they can potentially create.
4. Based on my experience I would observe everything they do while working on your vehicle. When the oil change was being done the tech was not going to clean the oil canister until I recommended it also he was not going to lubricate the oil filter o-ring. Before they put the oil in your car ask is it Mobile 1 0W-40 or what every oil you desire....I stated it several times but all to no avail.
5. Would I attempt to change the oil on my own.....not a chance and I have access to a car lift. It took them almost 3 hours the first time and about 2 hours the second time......absolutely not worth it for me. There are several people on this forum that have done it but it's not something I would recommend. I had the sense it intimidated the Porsche Techs.....
 

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changing the oil early.....I would not recommend it. I did it and dissected the filter and I found nothing to warrant an early change. Now you may want to do it for piece of mind but in my case it was not necessary. It turns out the associated cost for me was not an issue since it was waived but the real concern is the more opportunities the dealership has to fiddle with the car the more problems they can potentially create.[/QUOTE]

It's up to the individual but I personally see very little point for yourselves. Your recommended oil change intervals in the U.S are already twice as frequent as those recommended by Porsche U.K. Here it's 20,000 miles or every 2 years whichever comes soonest (and that's the first change). The only thing I would say regarding our service intervals is that although it doesn't seem to cause any problems, it wouldn't nip any potential problems in the bud either. I've always regarded 2 years as too long for at least some sort of vehicle inspection to take place. In fairness to the U.K dealer network they do provide free yearly vehicle inspection clinics should you wish to attend.
 

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I found particles in mine on first change, none in second. I track mine a bit though. Oil is cheapest engine insurance...racers change theirs after every race. 2 hours for a dealership to change oil and they didn't even clean the canister or lube the o rings! What do they do over there take a nap every hour. I can do mine in little over an 1 hour...10 min to get car up, 10 to remove bottom cover, 10 to remove filter and drain, 10 to have a cold one while draining, cleaning canister and lubing ring, 30 to put it all back & down and 5 to clean and pick up. The old saying still rings true "if you want it done right do it yourself (if you can)"
 

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I found particles in mine on first change, none in second. I track mine a bit though. Oil is cheapest engine insurance...racers change theirs after every race. 2 hours for a dealership to change oil and they didn't even clean the canister or lube the o rings! What do they do over there take a nap every hour. I can do mine in little over an 1 hour...10 min to get car up, 10 to remove bottom cover, 10 to remove filter and drain, 10 to have a cold one while draining, cleaning canister and lubing ring, 30 to put it all back & down and 5 to clean and pick up. The old saying still rings true "if you want it done right do it yourself (if you can)"
They eventually did clean the canister and oil the O-ring with prompting. My oil changes X2 were not quick. The first one the put Castrol 5W-40 in and I requested Mobile 1 0W-40. So went back to the dealership and they put Mobile 1 in and changed the oil filter again. So my first oil/oil filter change was @ 2360 and the second @ 2501 miles.
I wish I could find someone as skilled as you to do the oil change.......I stood watching both changes in the heat of the Texas sun.....not fun. Though, in the end the dealership did the right thing by me.
 
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