2009-2012 Boxster – Manual

2009-2012 Boxster – Manual

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Topping off engine oil

Swallowing Engine Oil

Engine oil is hazardous to health. Engine oil can be deadly to children or pets if consumed.

  • Keep engine oil out of children's reach.
  • Also, keep engine oil away from your pets.
    They can be attracted to it should there be a spill, or to used engine oil left in an open container. Engine oil can be deadly to pets if consumed.

Engine Oil Cancer Risk

Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals.

  • Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.

Risk of damage from overflowing engine oil.

  • Take care while topping off engine oil not to soil the luggage compartment or items of luggage.

The Check Engine warning light may light up if the cap of the oil filler opening is opened while the engine is running.

The oil inlet opening is located in the rear luggage compartment under the service flap.

  1. Measure the oil level and read off the required top-up quantity on the on-board computer.
  2. Switch off the engine.

  1. Open the service flap by pulling the handhold.
  2. Unscrew the oil filler cap.
  3. Add at most 0.5 quarts (0.5 liter) of engine oil at a time.
    Never add more engine oil than required to reach the max. mark.
  4. Close oil filler cap until you feel it reach its end position.
  5. Measure oil level again with the on-board computer. Switch off the engine.
  6. If necessary, repeat the process and add more engine oil as required.

Engine Oil Recommendation
Porsche recommends .
The right oil for your vehicle.

1) Generally, you can find details of the manufacturer approvals on the oil containers or as a notice displayed by the retailer.
The current approval status is also available from your Porsche partner.

2) SAE viscosity class - Example: SAE 0W - 40
Specification 0W = Viscosity specification for low temperatures (winter).
Specification 40 = Viscosity specification for high temperatures.

3) For all temperature ranges.

4) For the temperature range over --13 °F (-25 °C).

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