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1993 Porsche 964 Anniversary

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hot66 wrote:

even a quick search on the web explains this



Honest John Floor What about the fully synthetic long-life oils that allow engines to do up to 30,000 miles/2yrs between servicing Dont know I've got an Audi on that service schedule Rolling Eyes

I'm dreading to think of some low mileage examples where the owner has nipped out for a pint of milk and newspaper at the weekend. There'll be more coke in it than my great aunt's bunker who used to get free coal from the Coal Board what
Me? The 13th Duke of Wybourne? Here? In a sixth form girl's dormitory? At three o'clock in the morning? With my reputation? What were they thinking of?
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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart rix wrote:
dommorton wrote:
With you on avoiding short cold runs. The main reason my mileage ends up so low is that the miles covered are occasion miles only. Usually single trips of 100+ miles getting nice and warm. Unfortunately my opportunities for 'occasion' miles are few and far and hence annual mileage is stupidly low.

Exactly the same for me - for the sake of £300 or so (OK that's not small change, but running an older sports car is never going to be cheap) for an annual 'minor' service - it keeps the regular stamps in the book too which despite what some people say, could make soooooo much of a difference come sale time.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Honest John isn't my usual source of reference .. but even he talks about low mileage cars having oil changed more often than normal mileage ones

I've been told over the past 25 years of aircooled VW's & Porsches to keep the oil 'fresh', as remember our cars are actually oil cooled as well.

I service my 2.4 myself, so yesterdays oil change cost me a grand total of about £80 incl posh filter & 10lt's of Valvolene VR1 .. stamped service book not required

964 gets done by my specialist

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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting reading all that. I had never even considered that low mileage cars should be having an extra oil change every year!
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one tip i think is very important with low mileage 993's , which i never see mentioned is the changing the secondary oil filter,
the one in-front of the wheel arch, behind the wheel arch liner
this is changed on a 24,000 mile service, but not on a 12,000 service.

the problem i've seen on many occasions, are low mileage cars having a succession of 12,000 services,
the secondary filters never changed,

But what i ve seen on many occasions is the filter rusting through, the car loosing all of its oil and in one case resulting in an £8,000 engine rebuild.

all for the sake of a £15 filter.

Also not all dealers wax oil the filter
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