Oil Filter Change without raising the car

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06 Apr 2012 17:58 #8799 by townofheroes
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If you'd like to remove the oil filter without lifting the car or should it be can you, how does one do so?
I'm assuming the splash panel has to come out?
Is the splash panel all one piece?

And, where is the oil filter on a 1987 928?

I know strange question but I have made promises concerning not jacking the car up and getting under it. :)
I used one of those pumps to remove the oil and here I am wanting to replace the oil filter.

Thank you in advance.

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06 Apr 2012 18:05 #8800 by srshaw3
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Well, perhaps not in the spirit of your promise, but you wouldn't need to be under the car.... you could use a auto rotisseries or auto tilter

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06 Apr 2012 18:13 #8801 by the flying scotsman
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Porsche recommend changing the filter with every oil change.

As the filter is on the same side of the block as the drain plug the car should be level to drain all of the +8L.

If you dont want the car raised as the concern is upsetting the suspension the only alternative I know of is drive it over a pit. Yes, you have to remove the undertrays.

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07 Apr 2012 07:27 #8806 by townofheroes
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I've already vacuumed the oil out. So I'd like to remove the splash screen and reach under and remove the oil filter.
Do you know if I can remove the splash screen without raising the car?

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07 Apr 2012 07:30 #8807 by townofheroes
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Some inventions are looking for a problem to solve but the invention in the video link won't help me :)

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07 Apr 2012 07:45 #8808 by townofheroes
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Malcolm,
which "under tray" do I need to remove to access the oil filter?
Apparently there are two front undertrays from the pics I saw on the web.
Thanks in advance.

Thr front tray has to come off but I remove both as they're bolted together.

I dont know how youd get them off without a pit or lifting.......theres not enough clearnace.

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07 Apr 2012 11:15 #8811 by 928mac
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What I do is I but a 2x4 on my floor jack and jack up the front.
there is a beam in front of the rad (be careful)
then I put stands under the front
Then I jack up the rear by lifting between the diff and trans and put stands under the sides.

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08 Apr 2012 10:32 #8823 by townofheroes
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Malcolm,
which "under tray" do I need to remove to access the oil filter?
Apparently there are two front undertrays from the pics I saw on the web.
Thanks in advance.

Thr front tray has to come off but I remove both as they're bolted together.

I dont know how youd get them off without a pit or lifting.......theres not enough clearnace.


I concur I can't change the oil filter without raising the car.
I might try the "Race Ramps" to get clearance.
Thanks again for your input.

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09 Apr 2012 14:33 #8854 by WyattsRide
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You would have to be pretty small to fit under the front end without lifting. I'm small and can't even come close. Ramps are your best bet if you don't have access to a pit.

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14 Apr 2012 12:09 #8914 by 19psi
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:confused: Is there some kind of well kept secret as to why a 928 shouldn't be jacked up now?

Or did someone make a bet while drunk that they can change the oil in an ultra low exotic car without using a jack?

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14 Apr 2012 12:16 #8915 by 928mac
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:confused: Is there some kind of well kept secret as to why a 928 shouldn't be jacked up now?

Or did someone make a bet while drunk that they can change the oil in an ultra low exotic car without using a jack?


It is ok to jack up your car, mine is on stands right now.

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15 Apr 2012 20:39 #8930 by curtisr
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These are currently on sale for $39.99 at Harbor Freight.

Attached files [img]media/attachments/9123=1032-car ramps.jpg[/img]

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16 Apr 2012 00:37 #8933 by 928mac
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These are currently on sale for $39.99 at Harbor Freight.


Ya I have a set of ramps and for a quick oil change they are great :)

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