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Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2

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Neanderthal
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2020/09/14 17:25:23 (permalink)

Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2

Hi all 
 
my oil is getting low on the electronic dipstick, it’s not asking for oil yet, however  I will be doing a lot of miles next week and would rather top it up 
 
I know it’s Mobile One 0w-30w and C30 grade see photo
 
the Local  OPC wants me to take the car in for a diagnostic to determine the amount of oil required 
 
this looks like a money grab to me 
 
has any one had oil topped up and the knows the quantity
 
if I do half of the min to max top up I would feel more comfortable and certainly want to avoid either running low next week miles from a dealer or over filling
 
thanks Gary  
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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/14 17:34:43 (permalink)
Just keep a 1l bottle in the car (there's usually one supplied in a nice Porsche zip up case), when it alerts you for top up you can simply empty the entire litre in and job's done.
 
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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/15 19:36:40 (permalink)
If you don't already have a one litre pack of the correct Mobil 1 oil, Costco or Halfords stock it. OPC's charge a premium for oil. Do the job yourself and save money. To avoid any danger of over-filling, check the oil level in the normal way, switch off the engine, remove the oil filler cap and add half the 1 litre pack. Restart the engine and check the oil level again. Top up again if necessary.
 
Brian 
post edited by Brian_Innes - 2020/09/15 19:39:27

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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/15 20:04:19 (permalink)
Thanks Brian 
 
it was the risk of over filling, what I am after is between minimum and maximum how much oil is needed 
 
I find it irritating that you are expected to visit the OPC for a simple task and they will not share the information on the phone 
 
 

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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/15 20:22:26 (permalink)
The oil indicator light may come on if the electronic system detects a drop in oil level. This doesn't necessarily mean that your oil is low as there is a low and high point on the "top up" system. I purchased my Macan GTS last December which had a 111 point check etc and when driving the 2 hours home the oil level light came on during a pit stop. Of course I phoned the OPC who apologised and sent me a 1 litre pack of oil, to go along with my existing 1 litre in the boot. I carried on driving since it is only a warning light and topped up with 0.5 litre when I got home. The light came on again at about 6 months after purchase but I ignored it as it only came on when on an incline with a warm engine and hasn't come on since. In summary, no need to visit your OPC. Hope this helps.    
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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/15 21:33:40 (permalink)
Perfect thanks 
 
shame the OPC couldn’t say just add 0.5 Ltrs 

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Re: Oil Top Up Macan S gen 2 2020/09/17 13:38:04 (permalink)
A trip to Halfords to purchase the required Mobil 1 0W-30W oil £26 one Ltr C30 grade 
 
topped up 300 ML which took the electronic oil level from 1/4 to about 2/3 
 
thanks all 😊

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