Porsche® Carrera
(911, 996, 997)


The 911 Carrera is the heart of the Porsche® family. It has been pleasing dedicated Porsche® members since the early 1960s. This beauty deserves to be treated like a queen with proper care and maintenance.
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Doug Weaver specializes in all Porsche® models: 911 Carrera, 911 Turbo, Carrera S, Boxster, Cayenne, Panamera, Carrera GT, classic models, and many others. His maintenance expertise includes, but is not limited to: Brakes, Transmissions, Engines, Hoses, Belts, Clutches, Doors, Fuel Systems, Drive Shafts, Throttles, and many other features of all Porsche® models, new or old.

Luxurious Porsche® owners have been satisfied from the greater Los Angeles areas of Sylmar, Pasadena, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Studio City, and Tujunga by PS Racing’s Burbank pro shop quality Porsche® services. Consistent performance can only be achieved through routine maintenance.

Yearly maintenance intended for vehicles driven less
than 9000 miles per year (No Oil Change Needed).

  • 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
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage
  • Brake fluid: Check level
  • 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‘ All 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.

  • Automatic transmission: Change ATF and ATF-filter
  • Manual transmission: Change oil
  • 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)