Porsche Cayman 981 Scheduled Maintenance - 2nd Generation

 Porsche Cayman 981

The maintenance intervals for the Porsche Cayman 981 can vary depending on the model year and specific variant of the vehicle. Here are some general guidelines for maintenance intervals based on Porsche's recommendations.

  • Oil and Filter Change: Porsche typically recommends an oil and filter change every 10,000 to 15,000 miles or approximately once a year, whichever comes first. It's important to monitor the oil level regularly and follow the vehicle's oil change indicator or consult the owner's manual for specific guidance.
  • Intermediate Maintenance: Intermediate maintenance is usually recommended every 20,000 miles or every two years. This service typically includes an oil change, filter replacement, inspection of the vehicle's major systems, and various checks and adjustments.
  • Major Maintenance: Major maintenance is generally recommended every 40,000 miles or every four years. It usually includes all the services performed during intermediate maintenance, along with additional inspections and replacements such as air filter replacement, spark plug replacement, brake fluid change, and a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle's components.
  • Brake Fluid Change: The brake fluid should be replaced approximately every two years, regardless of mileage. This helps ensure proper brake system performance and safety.
  • Cabin Air Filter and Engine Air Filter Replacement: The cabin air filter and engine air filter should be replaced periodically, typically every 30,000 miles or as needed. However, driving conditions can affect the lifespan of these filters, so it's essential to inspect and replace them if they appear dirty or clogged.
  • Drive Belt Replacement: The drive belt(s) should be inspected regularly for wear and replaced as needed. The specific interval can vary, but it's generally recommended to inspect the belt(s) every 30,000 miles and replace them around the 60,000-mile mark.

Maintenance for other Porsche Model Years

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