987.2 Service Maintenance Schedule – Porsche Boxster

This maintenance service schedule checklist is for the 2009-2012 987.2 Service Maintenance Schedule.

Every Porsche requires regular upkeep to function optimally, however not everyone wants to service their Porsche. It can be a hassle and no one wants to do it. Porsche service is essential to keeping your baby running smoothly and without a hitch.

Following Porsche maintenance intervals are key to preserving your car’s high-level performance. Performing  routine maintenance in a timely manner prevents unnecessary downtime and helps reduce future service costs for your Boxster as preventative actions are taken. You need to learn when maintenance is expected on your vehicle below!

Regular car service will ensure that your car is roadworthy for the years to come.

Oil Change Every 10,000 miles (15,000 km) or 1 year Minor

Maintenance Checklist (after 20,000, 60,000, 100,000, 140,000 miles / 30,000, 90,000, 150,000, 210,000 kms) or 2, 6, 10, etc.. years:

  • Diagnosis system: Read fault memory; reset maintenance interval
  • Change engine oil and oil filter (Every 10,000 miles/15,000 km)
  • Vehicle underside and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and abrasion (lines and hoses); Underbody panels: visual inspection for completeness, secure installation, and damage
  • Coolant hoses: Check condition. Radiators and air intakes: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage
  • Coolant: Check level and antifreeze protection level
  • Pollen filter: Replace filter element
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear (without removing wheels)
  • Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, routing and corrosion
  • Driveshafts: Visual inspection of the dust boots for leaks and damage
  • Tires: Check condition and tire pressure
  • Check firewall and cabrio section body drains for debris
  • Check the door, lid locks and safety hook of the front lid for secure seating and function properly
  • Vehicle lighting: Check function. All headlights: Check setting
  • Horn: Check function
  • Windshield wiper/washer system, headlight washer: Check fluid level and nozzle settings (use winter antifreeze protection during winter months)
  • Check wiper blades
  • Battery: Check condition and electrolyte level
  • Electrical equipment, warning and indicator lights: Check function

Additional Major Maintenance Checklist (after 40,000, 80,000, 120,000, 160,000 miles / 60,000, 120,000, 180,000, 240,000 kms) or 4, 8, 12 etc.. years:

  • Air filter: Replace filter element
  • Fuel lines and connections: Visual inspection for damage and leaks
  • Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear
  • Parking brake: Check free play of parking brake lever
  • Steering gear: Visual inspection of the dust boots for damage
  • Tie rod ends: Check play and dust boots
  • Axle joints: Check play; visual inspection of the dust boots for damage. Check the screw connections of the front and rear running gear adjustment points are secure
  • Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and damage; check mounting and heat shields
  • Seat belts: Check function and condition

Additional maintenance for spark plugs

Replace spark plugs every 40,000 miles (60,000 km) or every 4 years

Additional maintenance for serpentine drive belt

  • Check drive belt at 40,000 miles (60,000 km) or every 4 years
  • inspect drive belt at 100,000 miles (150,000 km) or every 10 years
  • Check drive belt at 160,000 miles (240,000 km) or every 16 years

Additional maintenance for convertible top

Maintain and care for the convertible top at 20,000 miles (30,000 km) or every 2 years

Additional maintenance 60,000 miles (90,000 km) or every 6 years

  • Replace drive belt
  • Change all-wheel-drive controller oil – 911 Carrera 4 – 4-wheel drive, models
  • PDK transmission: Change clutch oil

Additional maintenance every 120,000 miles (180,000 km) or 12 years

  • Change manual transmission oil
  • Change PDK transmission oil

Every 2 years

  • Change brake fluid

Every 4 years

  • Replace tire sealant

After 4, then every 2 years

  • Check battery for the tire pressure monitoring system

After 4, 8, 10, then every 2 years

  • Inspect airbag system
  • Assembly and running gear mounts: Visual inspection of all rubber/hydraulic mounts for damage

Lastly Road Test Check (every service)

  • Check operation of remote control, front seats, foot brake and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering, transmission, ParkAssist, automatic speed control, PSM switch, PASM switch, Sport switch, heater, air-conditioning system, and instruments.
  • Visual inspection for leaks of Oils and other fluids.

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