911 Carrera (996), 911 Turbo (996), Boxster (986)


Yearly maintenance intended for vehicles driven less than 9000 miles per year.
No oil change is required for this service. However, an oil and filter change is required at least every 2 years for vehicles not receiving a scheduled major maintenance. Yearly maintenance for vehicles driven more than 9000 miles per year, wait and perform the 15,000 mile maintenance at the scheduled mileage interval.

  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses) Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened ~ replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Engine: Check oil level
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
  • Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust boots for signs of damage
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation' Ail headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation
Minor maintenance at 15 000, 45 000, 75 000, 105 000 miles etc. / 24 000, 72 000, 120 000, 168 000 km etc.
  • Change engine oil: (oil filter change is not required)
  • Air Filter: Check the air filter condition, and if necessary, replace
  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses) Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened ~ replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze protection level
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for signs of damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Door locks, lid locks & safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are adjusted and function properly
  • Check inner release of front luggage compartment on 2002-on vehicles ('03-on Boxster). See Technical Manual, Section 03-5.1.
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation
  • All headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level, nozzle settings, and antifreeze protection level
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning tights: Check operation
Major maintenance at 30 000, 60 000, 90 000, 120 000 miles etc. / 48 000, 96 000, 144 000, 192 000 km etc.
  • Change engine oil and oil filter
  • Replace spark plugs: Only On 911 (996) and Boxster up to 2000 and 911 Turbo 2001 (For 2001 911 (996) and Boxster, see 60 000 mile schedule)
  • Air filter: Replace filter element
  • Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
  • Polyrib belt: Check condition
  • Underside of vehicle & engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils & fluids) & chafing (wires, lines & hoses) Check that the underbody paneling is securely fastened ~ replace any damaged and/or missing panels
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Fuel system: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and firm seating of the line connections
  • Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
  • Parking brake: Check free play of the parking brake lever
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for signs of wear
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and corrosion
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • Clutch: Check play or final position of pedal
  • Throttle actuation: Check smoothness of operation, full-throttle position with the tester
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
  • Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust boots for signs of damage
  • Check tightness on the front and rear suspension adjustment points
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage
  • Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and signs of damage, check mounts
  • Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Door locks, lid locks & safety hook of’ the front lid: Check to ensure that they are adjusted and function properly
  • Seat belts: Check operation and condition
  • Vehicle lights: Check operation. All headlights: Check alignment
  • Horn: Check operation
  • Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level & nozzle settings, make sure to check the antifreeze during winter months
  • All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation
During road or dynamometer test:
  • Remote control, front seats, foot brake & parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission, ParkAssist, automatic speed control, TC/PSM switches, heater, air-conditioning system & instruments: Check operation � Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks
Additional maintenance every 60 000 miles / 96 000 km
  • Replace spark plugs: 2001 911 (996) and Boxster (earlier 911 (996), Boxster and Turbo see 30 000 mile schedule)
  • Replace Polyrib belt
  • Fuel Filter: Replace filter
Additional maintenance every 90 000 miles / 144 000 km
  • Manual transmission: Change oil • Automatic transmission: Change ATF and ATF-filter
  • Differential: Change oil (includes front differential if equipped)
Maintenance every 2 years
  • Change brake fluid (only use Genuine Porsche Brake Fluid)
  • Change engine oil and filter (on low mileage vehicle that have not received a scheduled major maintenance)
Maintenance after 4, 8 and 10 years, thereafter every 2 years
  • Check airbag system • Check rollover protection system (if equipped)

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