Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

Okay, I'm finally compelled to take an informal survey.

Please state your year, motor, approx. annual mileage and observed oil usage.

I've got nearly 4,000 miles on my 3.8l motor now (Since May 1!), and have added 3.5 quarts already. This seems high to me, and I'd like to collect some independent information from my esteemed friends here on the board.

Cheers.

9908.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

Year:2000

Motor:3.4L on a base C2 996 Manual

Total Mileage 58,000 with 9-13 Annual

I can basically go the whole 15k miles in between an oil change without needing to add any oil. But, a few months ago I switched from Unocal 76 gas which my Porsche dealer recommended (we don't get 93 in CA and 91 Unocal is supposed to be better for Knock I think) to Chevron (out of location convenience) and my oil started dropping quickly. Within a couple of weeks I needed to add oil. So I switched back to Unocal 76 gasoline and the problem went away immediately.

I've had this car for 2 years now. No other problems with oil except the above episode. Although they did replace my CAM covers due to an oil leak (compliments of negotiation with the selling dealer and my warranty company; among other problems too) right after I bought the car.

Edited by Fast00
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.