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Cayman295
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2019/10/11 16:38:35 (permalink)

Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1

Hi All
 
My 996 Carrera 2 is due service next month and talking with local Porsche dealer I have been advised to have the classic service but go with mobile 1 oil.
 
They have agreed to charge the same price as the classic oil as quoted by Porsche Classic.  As I already have mobile 1 top ups and have used it my Cayman S for years I have agreed to go this route.  They have concerned that this will meet the requirements of the Classic register and be better for the car.
 
Is this the correct decision or is there a reason for using the Classic Oil I should know about?
 
Looking on another post in the Classic register there seems to be a lot of confusion over the oils.
 
Trevor

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    CLIFFWILKINS
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    Re: Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1 2019/10/11 18:41:16 (permalink)
    Personally I would go with Mobil 1 5/40 for a slightly older car and it maybe has a few miles on it.
    But oil is a personal thing .

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    Re: Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1 2019/10/11 19:57:27 (permalink)
    Porsche A40 approval is key here ! As I have pointed out elsewhere, the Porsche Classic Oils are not in the A40 Porsche Approved Oil List, which is the correct approval for ALL Porsches up to 25 or so yeras old ...
     
    The Classic 10/60 full synthetic has a picture of a 993  on the tin, but is not approved for use in a 993 ..  perhaps beyond 100,000 miles it might be helpful ;((
     
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    Re: Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1 2019/10/14 20:20:42 (permalink)
    Does the underside of the rear lid not say Mobil1 as approved by Porsche? I'm pretty certain my 944 had a similar sticker.

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    Re: Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1 2019/10/14 20:35:53 (permalink)
    That's exactly what I am saying .. the Classic motor oils are not approved by Porsche. A40 approval has required 0W or 5W cold viscosity, 40 or 50 hot, forever (well at least in living memory !)

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    Re: Classic Motor Oil Or Mobile 1 2019/10/17 13:22:18 (permalink)
    Cayman295, As mentioned above oil is if course a personal thing and some decide to go their own way for various reasons. If however you do go with the standard spec of Mobil1 then may be helpful to know you can great deal on it at Costco.
    I know it’s not much use if you do not have one nearby or are not interested in membership - but if you can get to one then they have a good deal on the suggested 0W40. That is the suggested one that I believe the dealer would use too, also on the Mobil1 website if you use their selector.
    I always buy it in bulk so I have plenty to hand and I’m sure you could give it to the dealer to use. 
    Big debate on having the dealer do oil changes too of course as these are old cars now and dealers may not be the most knowledgable anymore but we won’t get into that on here! 
     
    Good luck
    J
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