987 – Major Maintenance 40/80/120/160k

The Porsche Boxster, Cayman, and 911 are unique, complex sports cars in a tight segment of low-volume, high-performance cars. They’re engineered to excite and deliver more excitement than their competitors. Keeping up with maintenance is paramount to making sure your Porsche is just as exciting every time you turn the key.

Maintenance Checklist

Boxster/Cayman (987) & 911 Carrera/S (997) (2009)

Required Maintenance and Lubrication Service (USA & Canadian Vehicles Only, Not For 911 Turbo/GT2 (997), use separate checklists)

* Oil Change Every 10,000 miles (15,000 km) or 1year. See Below CheckBox.

  • Intermediate Maintenance
    See Technical Manual
    After 40,000, 80,000, 120,000, 180,000 miles (60,000, 120,000, 180,000, 240,000 km) etc.
    Note: If the mileage for scheduled maintenance is not reached, intermediate maintenance must be performed no later than after 2, 6, 10 years.
The terms ‘check’ and ‘inspection’ include all necessary subsequent work such as adjusting, readjusting, correcting and topping off, but do not include repairing, replacing and reconditioning parts or assemblies.

  • Diagnosis system: Read fault memory; reset maintenance interval/Read and record range information on R.O.
  • Change engine oil and oil filter(Every 10,000 miles/15,000 km)
  • Vehicle underside and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and abrasion (lines and hoses); Underbody panels: visual inspection for completeness, installation and damage
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition
  • Radiators and air intakes: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze protection level
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Fuel lines and connections: Visual inspection for damage and leaks
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear
  • Parking brake: Check free play of parking brake lever
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, routing and corrosion
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the dust boots for damage Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play; visual inspection of the dust boots for damage. Check the screw connections of the front and rear running gear adjustment points are secure
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the dust boots for leaks and damage
  • Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and damage; check mounting and heat shields
  • Tires: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and body drains for debris
  • Check the door, lid locks and safety hook of the front lid for secure seating and function properly
  • Vehicle lighting: Check function
    All headlights: Check setting
  • Horn: Check function
  • Drain engine oil and change oil filter
  • Windshield wiper/washer system, headlight washer: Check fluid level and nozzle settings (use winter antifreeze protection during winter months)
  • Check wiper blades
  • Battery: Check condition and electrolyte level
  • Electrical equipment, warning and indicator lights: Check function

Additional Maintenance – Replace Spark Plugs

  • Replace spark plugs: every 40,000 miles, 60,000 km, or 4 years

Additional Maintenance For Drive Belt

  • Check drive belt at 40,000 miles (60,000 km) or every 4 years
  • Check drive belt at 100,000 miles (150,000 km) or every 10 years
  • Check drive belt at 160,000 miles (240,000 km) or every 16 years

Additional Maintenance For Convertible Top

  • Maintain and care for convertible top at 20,000 miles (30,000 km) or every 2 years

Additional Maintenance Every 60,000 Miles / 90,000 KM Or 6 Years

  • Replace drive belt
  • Change all-wheel drive controller oil – 911 Carrera 4 – 4-wheel drive models
  • PDK Change clutch oil

Additional Maintenance Every 120,000 Miles / 180,000 KM Or 12 Years

  • Change manual transmission oil
  • Change PDK transmission oil
  • Change front differential oil – 911 Carrera 4 – 4-wheel drive models only

Every 2 Years

  • Change brake fluid
  • Check roll-over protection system (911 Cabriolet only)

Every 4 Years

  • Replace tire sealant

Every 4, Then Every 2 Years

  • Check battery for the tire pressure monitoring system

Every 4, 8, 10 Then Every 2 Years

  • Inspect airbag system
  • Assembly and running gear mounts: Visual inspection of all rubber/hydraulic mounts for damage

Road Test Check

  • Remote control, front seats, foot brake and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission, ParkAssist, automatic speed control, PSM switch, PASM switch, Sport switch, heater, air-conditioning system and instruments: Check operation
  • Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks

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