997 – Intermediate Maintenance 20/60/100/140k

The 997 generation of the Porsche 911 is the second water-cooled generation of Porsche’s venerable and formidable sports car. Below is a checklist describing regular maintenance and intervals for this vehicle.

Intermediate Maintenance Checklist

911/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 20,000, 60,000, 100,000, 140,000 miles (30,000, 90,000, 150,000, 210,000 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
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, routing and corrosion
  • Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the dust boots for leaks and damage
  • 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
  • Tires: Check condition
  • 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

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

  • Change manual transmission oil
  • Change PDK transmission oil
  • PDK Change clutch oil

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

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