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    Brand / type of oil ?

    Howdy - about to buy a couple of quarts for my 997 C4S - what brand do you use / tips can anybody offer? Just head down to the dealer?

    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    Mobil 1 Synthetic 0W-40. You can get it at Porsche and Mercedes dealers, but also, surprisingly, at Saab dealers. I went to the Saab dealer as it's much closer for me, and the parts guy was willing to give me a discount on a bulk purchase.

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    Howdy - about to buy a couple of quarts for my 997 C4S - what brand do you use / tips can anybody offer? Just head down to the dealer?

    Mobil 1 0W-40 is what the decal says under the hood. You can usually find it at AutoZone.

    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    Try to find the 5W Mobil One that's recommended (allowed).

    The 0W stuff is recommended so the cars get better gas mileage (good for environment); the compromise is the engine wears out a little bit sooner.

    Seriously.

    Also, just use Mobil One. Do NOT experiment with other brands. There's a lot to why they recommend it. FWIW, If I did not use a specific Castrol oil in my 04 M3 the warrenty would have been voided.

    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    Given oil prices, I've been using canola 30W-50 the past few months. So far, no real problems, aside from yellow smoke on start up.

    Kidding. I use Mobil 1 0W-40.

    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    Besides protecting the engine better, 0W-50 will burn away more slowly than 0W-40.

    Just reporting what I heard/read.


    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    I have the official PORSCHE list of APPROVED engine oils, if you want a copy let me know.

    You can be sure any of these will meet Porsche spec and will keep your warranty valid.

    Re: Brand / type of oil ?

    Excellent responses - thanks guys I'm well and filled up. I came from an M3 as well as it seems like many others have - good stuff !

     
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