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  • 2004 Porsche Cayenne

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Porsche Cayenne V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 44000 miles

How do you get to the oil filter for a 2004 Porsche Cayenne? My next door neighbor is a Lexus mechanic, and when he looked at the underside of my car he said that there were some sheilds underneath and that the oil filter was not easily seen. Do you have to remove one the sheilds to get to the oil filter?

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM

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  • Dave H
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Hello .. thanks for the donation ... much appreciated

Hope this helps .. let me know

Engine oil change (with oil filter)
WARNING:Risk of scalding from hot oil

Let the oil cool down
Wear personal protective gear (goggles, gloves)
NOTE:Engine oil should not be removed by suction as particles of dirt may remain in the oil pan.

1. Jack up the vehicle at the points provided. 2. Remove the underbody panel.
NOTE:Engine oil should not be removed by suction as particles of dirt may remain in the oil pan.

3. Loosen oil drain plug and collect the engine oil in a disposal container (dripping time approximately 20 minutes). Dispose of waste oil in accordance with legal requirements.
4. Replace and fit oil drain plug. Tightening torque: 22 ftlb.
Fig. 5: Loosening the oil filter cover


5. Loosen the oil filter cover with a socket (a/f 36). Then check the sealing ring and coat with new engine oil.
6. Remove the oil filter housing vertically downwards. Drain the remaining oil into a disposal container.
7. Remove the filter element. Remove the filter downwards and dispose of in accordance with legal requirements.
NOTE:Do not remove the O-ring with a sharp object.
The oil filter housing contains a cutout via which the O-ring can be removed.

8. Clean the oil filter housing and replace the O-ring seal. Clean the oil filter housing thoroughly inside and outside and replace the O-ring. Carefully lever off the O-ring. The oil filter housing must not be damaged during this procedure.
9. Insert filter element in the housing.
NOTE:Lightly oil the O-ring when installing the oil filter housing.

10. Install oil filter housing. Tightening torque: 19 ftlb. Lightly oil the O-ring when doing this.
11. Fill in engine oil. The oil change quantity is filling capacity: 6.3 liter .
12. Fit the underbody panel. 13. Start engine and check oil level.

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