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I just looked around in the engine bay and there's what looks like a dipstick port right next to the oil filter (4 cyl). I opened it up and put the hose for my EWK 6.5 l pneumatic extractor pump in and struck oil - so to speak. Seems the extraction method is a go for the 4 cyl Macan. I'm not due to change oil soon but will post here when I do it.
Do You have a picture of where this ex. dipstick hole is?
 

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Don't have picture, but plug and dip stick hole is approx. 2" from the oil filter housing @ about the 7 to 8 O'clock position.
It is made into the timing chain cover.

Hope this helps.
 

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I succed out 4,7l old 9500km used black oil today. I was amazed how easy it was. I always do 2x the oil change over the recommendation. Long-life oils my a.... It is a cheap investment changing oil often. All the sensitive mechanical parts in the engine deserve oil that does the job. I might be seeing ghost on the shadows but I think the long service interval is a just a way to gradually wear down the engines so we have to buy new cars more often. No manufacturer designs anything on a car to last more than 150000 km. With more frequent oil changes we stand a fighting chance. The suction method is simple and straightforward. No need to crawl under the car and potentially break some black plastics.
The small metal pump cost 15 dollars and 5 minutes of pumping motion wearing thick gloves since the hot oil made the pump quite warm.
 

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Thanks for the post, my MY17 Macan base is due for the first service soon. I called 3 dealerships around Houston area to get a quote, and I've got $350 to $500 of the cost for a simple oil change. I asked the price difference between the Macan base and Macan S, and I was told it was negligible... that's ridiculous, I was thinking of changing oil by myself, but my question is: will DIY oil change void the factory warranty? Many thanks !
 

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Oil extractor

Did my wife’s Macan oil change this afternoon. I used my HTmoto oil extractor (Amazon) that I use to change oil in lawn equipment. The standpipe is right by the filter and just turn the cap 90 left or right and pull the cap off and insert the extraction line. The weight of the oil removed was close the weight of the new Mobil 1 so I guess I got it all. No need to drop aero panel under the car-saved a lot of time and effort. Will look at neighbor’s VW and see what the dip stick looks like. I might go buy one if it’ll fit. Much easier than my 911.
 

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my question is: will DIY oil change void the factory warranty? Many thanks !

No, but you should retain proof of your work, just in case. Save your receipts from each oil filter purchase. Any mechanic can take an engine apart and know right away if the oil was changed regularly.
 

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I found the info in this forum is quite useful.
Since Macan 2.0T uses VW/Audi engine, do you think I can bring my macan to an Audi specialist for a minor service?


And I understand the required interval is 12mths and 150000km.
Would you change the oil more frequent than the specified interval?

I'd certainly change it more frequently than every 150000km!! ;)
 

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Just finished oil change on my Macan Base 17 at 5,003 miles; will go between 5K-7500 K but wanted to get through the first one at 5K. Once the belly pan was removed this was the easiest oil change I have ever done. I did jack one side up to have better access at the center Torx screws and the 2 push pins. I added 4.7 quarts of 5W-30 Mobil 1 as the manual says and after a drive the electronic display shows green and about 2/3 full. I will check on it in a few days to see if I need to top it off. Filter and drain plug were from Suncoast in a 2 pack.

A huge thank you to the previous write ups, pictures, and posts about tackling this job. What I found most helpful was to use a number 25 Torx (not a 20 as they will strip out) and to take my time on the push pins. Slow and easy and they will come out. Swapped in a K&N air-filter as well. Also changed the plugs on my wife's Honda Civic.

A most productive day it was.
Cheers!
 

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I have a 2017 macan vase with 9,500 miles on it. I just did the 2 year maintenance which includes the oil change, brake fluid flush and change, cabin air filter and engine air filter. My mechanic charged my $120 for the labor on oil change and the brake fluid change. I bought all the parts from Suncoast
 

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I am contemplating changing oil by myself and have a silly question. How do I get plastic cover removed from top of the engine? Do I just pull straight up or there is some trick to it? I'm afraid of breaking plastic by using force. Thank you
 

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I am contemplating changing oil by myself and have a silly question. How do I get plastic cover removed from top of the engine? Do I just pull straight up or there is some trick to it? I'm afraid of breaking plastic by using force. Thank you

Good question. There are four rubber connectors, one at each corner. Just pull each corner up slightly until they let go and then pick up the entire cover at once. Make sure that the connectors stayed with the cover. Sometimes they come off the cover and stay with the engine mount. If that is the case, just pull it off the mount ball and reapply to the cover.
 

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I just purchased a low mile Macan (14000 miles). I did an oil change as soon as I got it. Just wanted to mention that a set of ramps make this a real easy job. You have all the room you need to remove the “belly pan” and the drain plug is right up front.

Also I’d advise using a drain plug tool. It contacts the drain plug at multiple points and gave me a little peace of mind knowing I wouldn’t damage it.
 

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Did an oil change today using my oil extractor; it took me around an hour to do and probably will take 30 minutes the next time around. For those of you who don’t believe in oil extractors, it is the method dealers use to perform oil changes. They are much easier than getting under the car/removing the plastic guard/opening the drain plug/etc. People have pulled the drain plug after extracting only to find a miniscule amount of oil at the bottom of the pan (see youtube for videos). I purchased the Mityvac 7201 extractor as it has a large capacity and lets you dispense via the tubes into a container for disposal (vs having to pour it out).

Here are the steps
1. Engine oil should be warm but not hot to aid extraction. Remove engine cover. From left to right, oil fill port, vestigial dipstick cap (in red), oil filter.

2. Crack the oil cap to allow air to flow and help remove oil. Remove cap from dipstick tube and place extractor tube to the bottom, you will hear it hit the oil pan.

3. Begin extracting by pumping a 5-6 times. You will see oil flow into the tube and then the extractor.

4. As oil is being removed use a 32 mm socket to remove the oil filter housing. I unscrewed and let it sit for a few minutes to drain most of the oil out of the unit. Replaced with a Mann 6002z filter. Remove, clean the threads, replace O ring and filter element. I placed a small amount of fresh oil around the O ring prior to reinstalling. Make sure not to overtighten the filter housing, a little more than hand tight should be fine.

5. You will hear gurgling once all the oil has been extracted. I pumped the extractor a few more times, moved around the tube at the bottom of the pan to get most of the oil out (4.5L was removed as per the markings on the extractor). Remove tube from dipstick tube and replace cap.

6. The oil fill port has a plastic piece just below the opening, use a funnel with a small nose to get past this. I filled 4.4 liters of Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. Replace oil fill cap.

7. Start engine, warm up, drive around to increase the temperature to be able to check the oil level. My oil level was at the top of the normal range, I did not need to add any more oil.

8. Reset oil change service light using the PORII device.

9. Replace engine cover and done!
 

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I have been using the extractor method on my BMW for many years. Works perfect and it keeps your hands clean legs straight.
 
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Gravity will always do a better job of draining. It is a proven fact. Just ask Newton. Still, if your time is most important and you don't care about a small amount of leftover it is nice to have options. Thanks for adding to the thread.
 
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