997 Maintenance

Had this very early production 05 come in the other day for a window issue, brake fluid flush, and oil change.

Draining the oil and of course installing a magnetic drain plug.

And bleeding the brake system.

This car had the typical “window goes back up after you release the handle” which makes closing the door a real pain, so a new door latch mechanism was in order.

Unfortunately, the 997 is much harder to get to than the 996 is due to the solid metal door panel that has to be removed.

But with enough work, eventually out comes the latch mechanism and we replace with the new one! Out the door she goes!

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March 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Hi…What’s the idea of the magnetic drain plug? I see that a lot in your posts…does it help protect the engine or just help you to monitor the condition at the next oil change?


    March 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Hi John,

    It helps us to monitor for metal debris, specifically from the intermediate shaft bearing inside the motor. Since a failure of this bearing is catastrophic to the engine, it is a good practice for catching any metal as the bearing is slowly failing. If not using a magnetic drain plug, then the oil filter should be cut open at every oil change and checked for debris.

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