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Which Oil do you use/recommend for a 997.1
Mobil1 0w/40
46%
 46%  [ 22 ]
Millers Nano 5W/40
10%
 10%  [ 5 ]
Millers Nano 10W/50
29%
 29%  [ 14 ]
Other
12%
 12%  [ 6 ]
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TTW
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: 997.1 Which Oil is Favourite? Reply with quote

Hi, almost time for an Oil Change, given the difference of opinion in which Oil is the best for a 997.1 (given Porsche recommended Mobil-1 and the very popular Millers Nano) - Which do you guys use or recommend?

Theres quite a lenthy debate here: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=48&t=1276175&i=80
 
  
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Martian
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the engine and mileage.

My Turbo's current tipple is Millers Nanodrive 5W40.

But if another ester oil with a better spec' comes along, I'd move to that. No brand loyalty here! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought my car at 5 years and 4 months old and 41k miles. Moved from Mobil 1 0W40 about a year after I bought the car (@ 46k miles) to Millers 5W40. Even though I wasn't using a lot of oil (according to Porsche recommendations) but it cut my oil consumption by half. I'm now topping up occasionally with 300ml at a time and I use about 1 litre a year (circa 5000 miles) Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use millers nano 10w50 , I understand Hartech use 5w40 while the rebuilt engine is getting run in then suggest going to 10w50 Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: which oil Reply with quote

I used millers nano 10w50 in my 997.1 C2S
it raises the oil pressure slightly.
I change the oil ever 5k miles, or every year.
20k or 2 years seems to long in my mind.

What oil is recommended for a 997.1 turbo ?

Cheers

Tim
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: which oil Reply with quote

tgdesign wrote:
I used millers nano 10w50 in my 997.1 C2S
it raises the oil pressure slightly.
I change the oil ever 5k miles, or every year.
20k or 2 years seems to long in my mind.

What oil is recommended for a 997.1 turbo ?

Cheers

Tim


I'd like to know what the majority of 997.1 Turbo owners use, i'm just about to use 0-40 Mobile 1 bought from Opie oils with the 10% discount 9ltr plus oil filter for £77.84 delivered thumbsup
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Martian
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2007 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

997.1 Turbo - Millers Nanodrive 5W40.

TBH, pretty much any fully synthetic oil that meets or exceeds the spec' (although not approved) will 'do' nowadays. Even Asda branded meets the oil spec' set by Porsche! There are so many brands that meet the spec', but only a few are approved and 'in bed' with Porsche.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to use Mobil 1 0w-40.... then Emre at ESMotor recommended i use Millers 10w50 so swapped to that.
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hedgehogsdad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: which oil Reply with quote

tgdesign wrote:
I used millers nano 10w50 in my 997.1 C2S
it raises the oil pressure slightly.
I change the oil ever 5k miles, or every year.
20k or 2 years seems to long in my mind.

What oil is recommended for a 997.1 turbo ?

Cheers

Tim


Mine's just had a service at an OPC and they used Mobil 1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had millers 10/50 in the previous car. Biggest PITA was that you had to be prepared to buy a litre or two to drive around with . Not many places sell it, so you couldn't just pick some up from local petrol station.

The old car used to drink a bit... Later found out I had a hole in a pipe frustrated
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Millers 10w50 after my Hartech rebuild. Oil consumption is minimal.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuchs 5/40w GT1.
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