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How to check the oil of a 996

Lee Bollom

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Hello, this is a daft question but could someone run through the procedure of checking oil on a 996.

I just want to check that I'm doing it right (haven't got an owners manual in english yet)

also, is the oil level gauge on the dash to be trusted? you know, the one that shows up just before you start the car?






Migration info. Legacy thread was 61604
 
Lee. Run it up to temperature, then let it stand for a few minutes to let the oil drain back down. Then use the dip stick in the same way as you always would - remove, wipe, replace then check.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61606
 
Do you have to leave the engine running as with the environmentally cooled engines?

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61636
 
Not any more. That caught me out the first time I checked.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 61641
 
cool, that means my oil is fine.

thanks

Lee


Migration info. Legacy thread was 62324
 
Lee, has it really taken you six days to check the oil! :wink:

Migration info. Legacy thread was 62329
 
well, time spent was as follows:-

thinking time - 1 day (had to get it right)

posting the query on the forum - 0.5 days

open the rear lid - 2 days

find the 710 cap and dip stick - 1.5 days

check the oil - 0.5 days

close the engine lid - 0.5 days ( efficiency improved compare to trying to open the rear lid)



as you can see, its been a busy week.

I thought I did quite well, the OPC quoted me 168 hours to check my oil, i managed it in 144!! beat that!! saved my self £17,640 in labour too, cheeky buggers charging £105 an hour.








Migration info. Legacy thread was 62337
 
Lee, the other way is to put a measuring jug under the join between the gearbox and the engine and measure how much your RMS is letting through. Just put the same amount back in :p

Migration info. Legacy thread was 62347
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Lee Bollom on 05 June 2006

well, time spent was as follows:-

thinking time - 1 day (had to get it right)

posting the query on the forum - 0.5 days

open the rear lid - 2 days

find the 710 cap and dip stick - 1.5 days

check the oil - 0.5 days

close the engine lid - 0.5 days ( efficiency improved compare to trying to open the rear lid)



as you can see, its been a busy week.

I thought I did quite well, the OPC quoted me 168 hours to check my oil, i managed it in 144!! beat that!! saved my self £17,640 in labour too, cheeky buggers charging £105 an hour.
Brilliant! :D

Migration info. Legacy thread was 62350
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Seagull on 05 June 2006

Lee, the other way is to put a measuring jug under the join between the gearbox and the engine and measure how much your RMS is letting through. Just put the same amount back in :p


you're not telling me the RMS leaks are you!!!

I had no idea :eek:



8)


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