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Old 07-14-2018, 01:40 AM
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Simple question about oil change...

When draining the engine oil does Porsche recommend the engine be warmed up beforehand or should it be cold? Does it matter for a Turbo?

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Old 07-14-2018, 05:24 AM
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When draining the engine oil does Porsche recommend the engine be warmed up beforehand or should it be cold? Does it matter for a Turbo?

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Drain warm. This goes for any engine, not just Porsche
 
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I've changed mine regularly but have done it cold...although the risk of a scalded arm is quite low it's just easier to do it cold.
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:09 AM
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When warmed, the oil drains faster. When cold, takes a little more time to run down, but when cold it's all down low anyway.
I do it when engine is cold and let it drain for a good 30-40 minutes, no rush.
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:48 PM
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Another advantage of warm is any sludge comes out easier over cold as sludge tends to react differently. Just like bacon grease when it cools
 
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I do it cold after sitting overnight, that way all of the all is in the pan and I can all the dirty crap out.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:35 PM
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The other reason for it being warm is that you can check the oil level a lot sooner because the engine is already warmed up.
 
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Just make sure whatever you are using to catch the fluid is big enough so you don't have a mess all over the place!
 
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Just make sure whatever you are using to catch the fluid is big enough so you don't have a mess all over the place!
This can't be emphasized enough if it's your first time - it's like an upside-down volcano eruption. I still have remnants of the embarrassing stain in the driveway.
 
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I use a giant cooking oil funnel I found at walmart in the BBQ grill section. It has a very large opening. Then that just sticks into a oil jug that walmart carries in the automotive section. A lot less mess then trying to use a oil collection pan. I also have a ezcarlift.com that gives me the room.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/King-Kook...unnel/42424552 Funnel
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hopkins-F...l-Jug/20440560 Jug
 

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I think everyone should do as you do and provide a link to smart purchases like that, or do you work for the Walmart corp?

Just added the two items since:

A. I have a 10qt V10 that is quite the fun flipping oil pans around as one fills
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B. Am about to experience my first oil rush from the 911

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I think everyone should do as you do and provide a link to smart purchases like that, or do you work for the Walmart corp?

Just added the two items since:

A. I have a 10qt V10 that is quite the fun flipping oil pans around as one fills
and
B. Am about to experience my first oil rush from the 911

Thanks!

Ed
Nope but I searched long and hard for a giant funnel to help with Exxon Valdez (997TT Oil Rush) experience. This has worked the best for me. The fumoto valve just sticks down too low for me to be comfortable with. I used one on my F250 diesel and it made oil changes a breeze.
 
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Just to reiterate, if youíve never done it before, when you pull the tank drain plug, prepare for about 6-7 quarts to exit in about 5 seconds. It comes out incredibly fast and splashes quite a bit Even if you have a normal, flat bottom oil drain pan. Donít even think of using the ones that have the little hole in the middle of them to drain down below. Itíll overflow that style almost instantaneously.
 
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