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Required for the Emission Control System
    Maintenance every 15,000 miles/24,000 km
    Maintenance every 30,000 miles/48,000 km
    Notes
Required for the Maintenance and Lubrication Service
    Minor maintenance at 15,000 miles/24,000 km and every 30,000 miles/48,000 km thereafter
    Major maintenance at every 30,000 miles/48,000 km
    Additional maintenance every 60,000 miles/96,000 km
    Additional maintenance every 90,000 miles/144,000 km
    Maintenance every 2 years
    Maintenance after 4 and 8 years, and every 2 years thereafter
    Yearly maintenance (Intended for vehicles which accumulate low yearly mileage between required service intervals)
    Notes

Required for the Emission Control System

Maintenance every 15,000 miles/24,000 km
Change engine oil

 

Maintenance every 30,000 miles/48,000 km
Replace spark plugs
Air filter: Replace filter element
Change engine oil and oil filter

The service intervals apply under normal driving conditions. However, we strongly recommend that you check the air filter every 15,000 miles/24,000 km and if necessary, have it replaced. (Fuel filter replacement is recommended every 60,000 miles/96,000 km).

Required for the Maintenance and Lubrication Service

Minor maintenance at 15,000 miles/24,000 km and every 30,000 miles/48,000 km thereafter
Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
Underside of vehicle and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing (wires, lines, and hoses)
Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level
Coolant hoses: Check condition
Radiator: Visual inspection for exterior soiling
Coolant: Check level and antifreeze
Particle 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
Door locks, lid locks, and safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are seated firmly and function properly
Vehicle lights: Check operation
All headlights: Check setting
Horn: Check operation
Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level and 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:
Brake pedal and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, transmission, automatic speed control, steering system, heating, air-conditioning system, and instruments: Check operation
Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks

 

Major maintenance at every 30,000 miles/48,000 km
Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
Polyrib belt: Check condition
Underside of vehicle and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing (wires, lines, and hoses)
Coolant hoses: Check condition
Radiator: Visual inspection for external soiling
Coolant: Check level and antifreeze
Particle 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 bellows
Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust bellows for signs of damage, check tightness of screw connections on the suspension adjustment at the front and rear
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
Door locks, lid locks and safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are seated firmly and function properly
Safety belts: Check operation and condition
Vehicle lights: Check operation
All headlights: Check setting
Horn: Check operation
Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level and 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:
Brake pedal and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, transmission, automatic speed control, steering system, heating, air-conditioning system, and instruments: Check operation
Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks

 

Additional maintenance every 60,000 miles/96,000 km
Replace Polyrib belt

 

Additional maintenance every 90,000 miles/144,000 km
Manual transmission: Change oil
Automatic transmission: Change ATF and ATF-filter
Automatic transmission: Change oil in differential

 

Maintenance every 2 years
Change brake fluid (only use Original Porsche Brake Fluid)

 

Maintenance after 4 and 8 years, and every 2 years thereafter
Check airbag system
Check mounts for engine, transmission, and running gear: Visual inspection of all rubber mounts for signs of damage

 

Yearly maintenance (Intended for vehicles which accumulate low yearly mileage between required service intervals)
Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory
Underside of vehicle and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing (wires, lines, and hoses)
Radiator: Visual inspection for external soiling
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 bellows
Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust bellows 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
Vehicle lights: Check operation.
All headlights: Check setting
Horn: Check operation
All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation
During road or dynamometer test:
Brake pedal and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, transmission, automatic speed control, steering system, heating, air-conditioning system and instruments: Check operation
Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks

Schedule maintenance

The recommended service intervals and scope of work apply under normal driving conditions and do not take into account all optional equipment.

Dusty areas require more frequent checking and possible replacement of the air filter elements.

Tire, clutch, and brake wear as well as the condition of the engine oil are all largely dependent on driving habits, and are also affected by arduous operating conditions.

You should perform maintenance on these items more frequently under such operating conditions.

Yearly maintenance

On vehicles which are driven less than 9,000 miles/15,000 km yearly, a yearly maintenance must be performed.

A scheduled maintenance must be performed after 2 years at the latest, unless the mileage for a scheduled maintenance is reached earlier.

If the yearly mileage is more than 9,000 miles/15,000 km, it is recommended to perform the maintenance at the scheduled mileage intervals.

Proper care and maintenance will preserve the value of your Porsche and safeguard its functional capability. This will also protect your right to make warranty claims.

The terms "inspect" and "check" include all associated work such as checking the condition, adjustments, readjustments, corrections, and replenishment. They do not include the repair, replacement, or overhaul of the components or assemblies.


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