Oil change interval for Porsche Boxster

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#1

My dealer says I only need to change the oil on my 2006 Porsche Boxster every 10,000 miles. What do you think about this? I change the oil on my other cars every 5000 miles. Thanks for your help.


#2

What does the manual say? One reason it could last 10k is that (I think) it uses quite a bit of oil at each change. More oil in the crankcase would allow somewhat longer change intervals.

edit - 9 quarts says the internet, about double many cars.


#3

If it were mine and I wanted to keep it for a long time, I’d change the oil more often (unless these were all highway miles - then 10,000 might be ok.)

Synthetic oil? How many miles per year do you drive it?


#4

Hi Kathy,

I own a '98 Boxster.
I always change my oil at 5k miles, even though the manual says I should change it at 10k or 12k, depending on the date of the manual for my car. I now have 95k miles on mine, now. Runs really well.

Is your Boxster under either its original Porsche warranty, or a Porsche CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) warranty? If yes, then follow the instructions for the warranty, or talk to your actual service manager.

I personally, would recommend that you change the oil somewhere between 5k and 7500 miles, and just enjoy the car. You have a great car. Enjoy it to the fullest.

BC.


#5

About 10,000 miles a year.


#6

Yes, it’s still under the warranty. Thanks for the advice.


#7

The manual doesn’t give a mileage interval for an oil change. The maintenance manual says you should schedule maintenance every 10,000 miles. Thanks for your reply.