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Silly Question about Oil Type for 2003 Turbo


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Hi

I just have a really silly question about oil type for a 2003 turbo.

I notice that the types of oil do vary across different markets.

Here in Australia, Mobil1 is widely available but only in certain grades.

I can only get 0W-40, 5W-30 and 5W-50 easily here.

I have bee using 5W-50 for both my Cayenne Turbo and 996.

I didn't think a 0W-40 was particularly suitable here given our hot summers (30-40oC) and the fact it never gets really cold here (no snow or ice) in winter.

Car does use a bit of oil, but I think that's mainly due to my wifes heavy right foot!

Can anyone comment?

Thanks

Darrin Smith

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The Mobil One 5W50 is Porsche approved, and should be just fine. Very hard to find in the USA, so you are lucky. Now, go tell the wife to take er easy! ;)

Don't use 5W30.

Can you buy oils like Motul, Red Line, Royal Purple or Brad Penn in your part of the World?

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Hi

I have been using the 5w-50. It is listed as Porsche Approved on the Mobil 1 Australian website. As is the 0W-30.

Those other brands are very uncommon here. ie I have heard of them but never seen them at my local auto shops.

Anyway changing the oil again today, lucky I bought heaps of 5w-50 when the store had a 40% off special offer.

But we have to change our oil here every 10,000km due to the poor fuel quality.

Thanks

Darrin Smith

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