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2013-2016 Boxster – Manual

2013-2016 Boxster – Manual

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Display and measurement of the engine oil level


Risk of engine damage due to inadequate lubrication.

  • Regularly check the oil level each time before refuelling.
  • Do not allow the oil level to fall below the minimum mark.

Prerequisites for the oil-level gauge:

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2. Switch off engine, which is now at operating temperature.
  3. Wait for approx. 1 minute.
  4. Select the "Oil measurement" function on the multi-function display.

Selecting the Oil measurement function on the multi-function display

  • Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 113.

Example displays for oil level

  1. - Maximum oil level reached
  2. - Minimum oil level reached
  3. - Oil level below minimum
  4. - Oil level above maximum

Measured oil level
The oil level reading is shown on the segment display in the Oil measurement menu.

If the segments are filled in green up to the top line (illustration A), the oil level has reached the maximum mark.

  • Under no circumstances add engine oil. If the bottom segment is shown in yellow (illustration B), the oil level has reached the minimum mark.

The message "Oil level minimum reached" appears on the multi-function display.

  • Add engine oil immediately.

If the bottom segment is red (illustration C), the oil level has dropped below the minimum mark.

The message "Oil level below minimum" appears on the multi-function display.

  • Add engine oil immediately.

Top-up quantity
The difference between the minimum and maximum marks on the segment display is approx. 1.8 quarts (1.7 liters).

  • Never add more engine oil than required to reach the maximum mark.

If the segments are shown in yellow up to the top edge (illustration D), this indicates that the maximum engine filling capacity has been exceeded. Exceeding the maximum capacity may result in blue smoke formation and cause longterm damage to the catalytic converters depending on the overfill quantity and various external influences.

If too much engine oil was added, the message "Oil level above maximum" appears on the multi-function display.

  • Have the oil quantity corrected at the next opportunity.
    Please contact an authorized Porsche dealer.
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