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2019/02/21 15:31:47 (permalink)

engine oil

what type of mobil 1 should I put in my 996 C4S, 0w 40 or 5w 50? does it matter?

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    Motorhead
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    Re: engine oil 2019/02/21 17:12:05 (permalink)
    Richard,
     
    Try contacting Opie Oils https://www.opieoils.co.uk/
     
    They can advise you about the most suitable oil for your car's mileage, and as a Club member I think you can get a 10% discount.
     
    Jeff
     

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    wibble
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    Re: engine oil 2019/02/21 19:40:00 (permalink)
    Porsche recommend Mobil1 0w-40 Fully Synthetic. Some members use other quality brands. The importance is regular check of levels and changes.
     
    https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/porscheservice/serviceandorgininalparts/motoroilinformation/
    post edited by wibble - 2019/02/21 19:47:57

    Tony
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    Re: engine oil 2019/02/22 08:49:56 (permalink)
    Porsche have their own specs for oil, for the op's car the spec is Porsche A40. Porsche have a partnership with Mobil so this is their recommended brand and Mobil's premium synthetic is the 0w-40 so this is normally recommended.
     
    However, as long as the oil is Porsche A40 approved and from a reputable brand then all will be good, usually they are 0w-40 or 5w-40. You would move to 5w-50 etc if the car is going to be used on track on a regular basis or it is using oil quite a bit.

    All these are Porsche A40 https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-913-porsche-a40-engine-oil.aspx
     
    Cheers,
     
    Guy

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