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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4Silver wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
It is still based on natural products drawn from the Earth

I knew I should have googled that 🤣
I’m felt so sure I’d seen that on how things are made...... 💡[/quote]

I did have to confirm it myself (via Google) as it was a while ago I had heard this and you planted doubt in my mind.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newbe, not sure you have missed much, and as you can see from this forum and many others, “NOT ALL CARS SUFFER FROM BIRE SCORING”

I put that in caps to emphasise the fact that there are plenty of 997’s running around with a clean bill of health. Google rennlist, there is a 997 section across there that has a live poll where you can post a simple YES / NO to engine failure for either Bore scoring and IMS, both relatively low figures with regards to catastrophic failure,

Oil, a bit of a bug bear of mine.... I’ve kind of gotten a bit infatuated with oil changes over the years, in one of my other vehicles which is suffering from OiL Dilution is requesting an oil change every 700 - 1000 mile intervals, it was actually serviced 8 times in 3 months..... that’s another story.

My opinion based on what I have been told is to keep the oil as clean / fresh as possible. That’s just what I like to adhere to, like washing a car, some people wash their car every 3 months whilst some advocate washing it every 3 days..... like my neighbour !

A bit like this LTT housed within this thread, the general consensus is to fit one but there are those who are adamant that the manufacturer knows exactly what it’s doing ? But then we have bore scoring so who’s right ?

Linked to this thread is another contentious mod, the 3rd Radiator mod. I read all about this last week and ordered the kit from OPC. Then I continued to read and for every post which claimed the mod was the holy grail there was another stating that the manufacturer knows all about building pot he’s and thermal energy, whilst the layman claims that the cooler water will in effect cool down the Oil. Which brought Me right back to where I started on Oil ! Cooler oil seems right but it isn’t by all accounts and will increase warm up time and increase wear. I read some more about the 3rd rad and discovered that it doesn’t actually vent to anywhere ? Allegedly ?

I have a very close friend who is employed by a major motor manufacturer “German” and his claims towards “Bore Scuffing” are simple and down to a few factors, all driver related. He has called the LTT a waste of time and asked why I bought the car in the first place when I mentioned a central 3rd rad

I’m currently trying to decide if I listen him, forums or just tread my own path ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newbe wrote:

Many years ago cars would do well to last 100k at more frequent changes. Now they can last a whole lot longer, even with the long oil changes. I would suggest the fault is with Porsche design, not some corporate conspiracy over oil.🤣😂

What I was trying to get at with the oil service level, let’s say for instance you buy a Porsche with 6 owners and 85K on the clock, how can you determine how the car was driven 14 years ago for 20 thousand miles that may have contributed to something that only a few people actually understand, maybe the second owner purchased it at 2 years old and then it would be potentially 2 more years before any one serviced the car again ? Maybe the 3rd owner tracked the car 5 times a year and drive to work 5 days a week and left his oil in for 20k because the manufacturer said so.

At the end of the day how you service your car Is up to you, if your happy with modern oils and extended service then that I’d bang in line with what the manufacturer states.
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