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Hi guys, doing my first oil change on my newly acquired 2008 Cayenne Base (V6).

Looking online I'm confused on what oil specs I should be running.  have found so many different bits of information, but here is what I gathered thus far...

 

2008 Porsche Cayenne V6 3.6L M55.01 

Imputing the car information into major oil brand website's they all return 5w30 that is vw or Porsche certified...

Mobile 1 ESP 5w30

Amsoil European 5w30 ESP

Castrol EDGE 5W-30

Liqui Moly TOP TEC 4200 SAE 5W-30 or LONGLIFE III SAE 5W-30

I don't have the user manual, but found one online which I believe is for a 2009 Cayenne it states...

 

Cayenne S, Cayenne GTS

Porsche recommends

.

Recommended oil viscosity ranges dependent on

ambient temperatures:

Ambient temperature

SAE Viscosity

(seasonal)

For all temperature ranges

Cayenne (V6)

0W - 30

0W - 40

 

 

Looking online I see a lot people run 5w40 or 0w40. 

I know it can be dependent on climate, but I have never seen such a range of oils recommend for a car. I'm in Seattle so pretty mild climate. Leaning toward the Mobile 1 ESP 5w30.  Curious why major oil manufactures suggest 5w 30 and what every think is truly the best?

Edited by Krisgh15

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The Porsche approved oil list for the V6 Cayenne (9PA and 9PA1) is 15 pages long.

 

The Mobil 1 ESP is on that list and likely a good choice. If you get snow I would go with the 0W-40.

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