Porsche 911 Classic Scheduled Maintenance - 1st Generation

Porsche 911 Classic

The Porsche 911 Classic, also known as the first-generation Porsche 911 has some scheduled maintenance factory recommendations. However, it's important to note that specific maintenance intervals may vary depending on factors such as driving conditions, vehicle usage and the manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Oil Change: The oil and oil filter should typically be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first. However, it's always best to consult the owner's manual or reach out to a qualified Porsche service technician for the recommended interval specific to your vehicle.
  • Spark Plug Replacement: Spark plugs should typically be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles or every 2 years. However, the specific interval may vary based on factors such as spark plug type and driving conditions.
  • Air Filter Change: The air filter should typically be replaced every 30,000 miles or every 3 years, but this can vary depending on driving conditions and the condition of the filter.
  • Brake Fluid Change: Brake fluid should typically be replaced every 2 years to maintain optimal brake system performance.
  • Coolant Flush and Replacement: The coolant should typically be flushed and replaced every 2 to 3 years or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Timing Belt Replacement: Some early Porsche 911 models were equipped with timing chains rather than timing belts. If your vehicle has a timing belt, it is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for replacement intervals, which can range from 50,000 to 70,000 miles or every 5 years.
  • Other General Maintenance Items: Additional maintenance items may include inspecting and replacing the drive belts, inspecting and lubricating the suspension components, checking and topping off fluid levels (e.g., power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid), and inspecting the overall condition of the vehicle.

Maintenance for other Porsche Model Years

For other information on Porsche maintenance, service, and repair, or for the service schedule for later model years, please see our other Porsche articles.