Oil Changes for 2004 Porsche 911

2004 Porsche 911 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Porsche 911? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2004 Porsche 911 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2004 Porsche 911? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Porsche recommends changing your 2004 911’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 911 in the above table. Your 911 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Porsche recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Porsche 911. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Porsche 911 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2004 Porsche 911 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Porsche has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2004 911. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 911's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 911 by considering your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Porsche? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Porsche 911 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2004 Porsche 911, refer to Porsche's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Porsche 911

When the time for your 911’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Porsche 911s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2004 911 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 911's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2004 Porsche 911 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Porsche 911? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 911’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 911 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2004 911

Help your 2004 Porsche 911 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.