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btboyd

993 Oil Change

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Btboyd, what oil do you plan on using? Just curious.

Mobil 1 for sure. A past mechanic used 15w-50, but the most recent mechanic used 0w-40. Our temps here hit the low 20's in the winter, and the high 100's in the summer, 110 or better. I may just have to change oil every winter then summer. Hope this helps, thanks.

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Btboyd, there is a Porsche approved Mobil One 5W50. This would work for you. Bad news is that it is not sold in the USA. I have seen it in Canada at Wal*Mart in 4-litre jugs.

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Anyone have any advice on 1st-timer wishing to change his 1995MY 993's oil? Please advise, thanks!

You do realize your car has two oil filters - right?

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Anyone have any advice on 1st-timer wishing to change his 1995MY 993's oil? Please advise, thanks!

You do realize your car has two oil filters - right?

Loren, what was the reasoning behind having 2 oil filters on the 993 TT. What model years?

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All 993's (normally aspirated and turbo) have two oil filters.

One for the engine and one for the oil tank. The one on the engine is obvious but the oil tank filter is behind the wheel well liner near the tank.

Lot's of oil for lubricating and cooling on the air cooled cars. My 1976 911S (2.7 liter) took 12 quarts.

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All 993's (normally aspirated and turbo) have two oil filters.

One for the engine and one for the oil tank. The one on the engine is obvious but the oil tank filter is behind the wheel well liner near the tank.

Lot's of oil for lubricating and cooling on the air cooled cars. My 1976 911S (2.7 liter) took 12 quarts.

Thank you, Loren. How much oil does a 1996/1997 hold?

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A 993 holds about 11 (US) quarts.

Hi Loren,

I use Castrol edge 10w 60 in my c2s that was recommended by a few 993 owners. I live in Ireland so the weather is never really extreme either way. Is this oil ok to use?

Cheers

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