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

  • Moderators

I used the original 15W-50 red cap for 7 years in my Box.

When it was discontinued I investigated the EP gold cap line, including the 15W-50 EP.

Just bought 9 quarts of 15W-50 EP for my 60k oil change that I need to do.

Guess that if I put it in I will not go to Porsche heaven.

post-4-1148427472_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We live in Chicago - and the car only gets driven from March through November.

We do about 3000 miles a year - so I change the oil in the fall before it gets stored, and I change it again at the beginning of summer - so two oil changes a year.

This is excessive - but I don't care. It is very cheap insurance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We live in Chicago - and the car only gets driven from March through November.

We do about 3000 miles a year - so I change the oil in the fall before it gets stored, and I change it again at the beginning of summer - so two oil changes a year.

This is excessive - but I don't care. It is very cheap insurance.

can you provide your oil pressure readings:

1. car warming up.

2. warmed up idling.

3. warmed up 2K RPM

4. warmed up 3K RPM

5. warmed up 4K RPM

6. warmed up 5K RPM

thank you very much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hot at idle is around 2 - 3 bar - anything above that in the rev range is around 5 bar.........

Stone cold it goes straight to 5 bar at idle.

Edited by geza
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Us 986 Box owners never got an oil pressure gauge. So, we do not worry about it like the 996 owners.

I bought my non-Porsche oil filter today. Made by Wix.

I will do a future report on the Wix aftermarket filter in the Box section.

post-4-1148525068_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hot at idle is around 2 - 3 bar - anything above that in the rev range is around 5 bar.........

Stone cold it goes straight to 5 bar at idle.

do u see any diff. when out side temp. changes?

ie. winter vs summer, assuming you fill u car with 15W50 for both winter and summer.

thanks again

Link to comment
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.