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Engine oil change and correct grade of oil??

my996

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Hi I am going to do an interim engine oil change for my newly acquired 996 3.4 tiptronic. I have bought Mobil 1, 0w 40 fully synthetic oil and a Man oil filter. Could you please advise me if this is the correct grade/ specification for my car? As I havent carried out an oil change on a 996, but have on many other vehicles, could some please send me a diagram of under the engine and also advise me where the oil filter is?
 
0w-40 is OEM factory.

Technically, the oil grade is dependent on the actual requirements of your specific engine.

More worn engines require a thicker oil grade.

As your's is a Tip there is a good chance the engine is younger than its miles suggest (vs manual)

It would be nice to know the car's current grade.

If after the oil change to 0w-40 the hot idle (op temp) pressure is much below 2 bar, use a thicker oil next time.

If it is below 1.5 bar, you may want to change it now.

Any way, here is all you need to know:

http://p-car.com/996/diy/oilchange/

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JESUS CHRIST!!! :eek:

Is that Ray Winston!

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I was trying to find Infrasilvers clip of when he ordered the wrong size magnetic sump plug.

Always good to remind him!

:)
 
gixxeruk said:
Ray doesn't trust any OPC to service his car :thumb:

"And that will burn ya, and we don't wanna burn ya. Do we?"
 
I like the " dont gnaws them threads up cos i'll have ya "

doesn't sound like he's joking :eek:
 
GT4 said:
0w-40 is OEM factory.

Technically, the oil grade is dependent on the actual requirements of your specific engine.

More worn engines require a thicker oil grade.

As your's is a Tip there is a good chance the engine is younger than its miles suggest (vs manual)

It would be nice to know the car's current grade.

If after the oil change to 0w-40 the hot idle (op temp) pressure is much below 2 bar, use a thicker oil next time.

If it is below 1.5 bar, you may want to change it now.

Any way, here is all you need to know:

http://p-car.com/996/diy/oilchange/

DSC01544.jpg


DSC01537.jpg
:)
 
engine oil

GT4 said:
0w-40 is OEM factory.

Technically, the oil grade is dependent on the actual requirements of your specific engine.

More worn engines require a thicker oil grade.

As your's is a Tip there is a good chance the engine is younger than its miles suggest (vs manual)

It would be nice to know the car's current grade.

If after the oil change to 0w-40 the hot idle (op temp) pressure is much below 2 bar, use a thicker oil next time.

If it is below 1.5 bar, you may want to change it now.

Any way, here is all you need to know:

http://p-car.com/996/diy/oilchange/

DSC01544.jpg


DSC01537.jpg
What grade of mobil 1 would you recomend Paul for a slighly worn ,higher milege 996 after using 0w-40 ?
 
PM me your your cold idle, hot idle and and hot 3.5k rpm pressures. (ie at full op temp - after 20-30 min normal run)
 

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