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Old 09-28-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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0w-40 Synthetic oil source Bay Area

Hi All,

My first post. I'm normally on Rennlist in the 951 forum and recently joined the 986 world. I recently bought a 02 Boxster S and after doing some search for which oil to use, seem Mobil 0W-40 is the choice. Anyone know where I can get these online or the bay area? I've been to every auto parts store here and cannot find it.

BTW: These Boxsters is such a blast to drive
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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I 've found it at any San Jose Kragen locations with no problems. In fact it's on sale right now:

http://ads.kragen.com/kragenauto/default.aspx?action=browsepagelarge&storeid=2544439&rapid=454727&pagenumber=2

Maybe, that's why you can't find it in stock.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thanks.

I did go to Kragens but they didn't have tthe viscosity I was looking for. I'll check again tomorrow.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:48 AM   #4
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Also try Pepboys, Autozone, and even Walmart. Sometimes it is hit-or-miss if it is actually on the shelf any given day.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:42 AM   #5
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Looks like you have 2 different rear tires.....and the drivers rear appears to be installed backwards. I believe the "V" in the spread should always be pointing down so you maximize coverage when going forward and water will "bleed" into the center channel from the V ribs pointing to the center........ anyone else notice this?



Welcome and nice 02 S boxster!

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Looks like you have 2 different rear tires.....and the drivers rear appears to be installed backwards. I believe the "V" in the spread should always be pointing down so you maximize coverage when going forward and water will "bleed" into the center channel from the V ribs pointing to the center........ anyone else notice this?



Welcome and nice 02 S boxster!
Thanks. Good eye. Yes I know that and used it to my advantage when I was negotiating. The rears have Kumho and Falken. The front has Yokohama's. I alrewady have plans on changing all 4 tires and have the car aligned. Belts, air filters, oil filters and cabin filters are already on order. I'll be washing, waxing and detailing the car today.

Is Mobil 1 0W-40 the choice for these cars? Reading the manual MFG recommends
10 W-40
15 W40
15 W-50

Doing a search on Rennlist and this board the choice seems to be
0 W-40.

Is this the choice?
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:45 AM   #7
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:54 AM   #8
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hey cas...nice box and welcome to the forum...see you on the road sometimes
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:16 AM   #9
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Just changed mine with M1 0W-40. It has the widest range- excellent for cold weather starts and acts like an SAE 40 as it gets hot. Found it at Advance Auto Parts for $4.98 on sale, normally $5.98. Buy 10 quarts, use all 9 and top off with roughly 2 cups (cooking terms) from the tenth bottle.


Due for tires also. Any reviews on the cheaper Kumho Tires. Or should I stick with Conti Sport Contact 2. I still have the 17s.

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:42 AM   #10
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hey cas...nice box and welcome to the forum...see you on the road sometimes
i'l looking forward to my first Boxster get together. Don't know when that will be. I know of the Boxter fest in Lake Tahoe next month but I don't think I'll be able to make it. I'll be in Hawaii at that time.

Is there any Boxster wremching party at all in the Bay Area? I'm in Santa Clara. I think I posted on one of your post once about you selling your Boxster wheels.

Anyhow looking forward to meeting you all.

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Just has a work on cars in San Jose. Duster was there showing us how not to bleed brakes....

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=14592
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Bet that must have been fun. Is there another one planned anytime soon?
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:44 AM   #13
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My 996 friend, Loren, has one going on today. He use to go to the San Jose ones. That is how the 996s ended up going to the Boxster work on cars days. But he just moved to Sacramento, so today's work on cars is in Sacramento.

Nothing scheduled in San Jose that I know of.

This is the parking lot of a motorcycle shop in San Jose that we had a few of these.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:28 PM   #15
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I went to Kragens and guess what they had 0-W40. They had exactly 9 qts left .

Tnaks for all the leads guys.
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Ugggg!

I just played "pick the oil" with my dealer on the phone.

According to them, they use 5W-40 as thier standard for porsches - and we are located in the frigid areas of upstate NY.

-Is the a major need/lubrication benefit from 0W-40 over 5W-40 for extremely cold weather??
-My porsche manual (IIRC) does not say to use 5W-40 and it does not even list 0W-40 - I think it advises 10W-40! The mobil 1 website tells me to use 0W-40. My dealer says use 5W-40. What the heck?
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Ugggg!

I just played "pick the oil" with my dealer on the phone.

According to them, they use 5W-40 as thier standard for porsches - and we are located in the frigid areas of upstate NY.

-Is the a major need/lubrication benefit from 0W-40 over 5W-40 for extremely cold weather??
-My porsche manual (IIRC) does not say to use 5W-40 and it does not even list 0W-40 - I think it advises 10W-40! The mobil 1 website tells me to use 0W-40. My dealer says use 5W-40. What the heck?
This is why I was confused. I read the manual and this is the recommended for Synthetic temp > 50 deg.

10 W-40
15 W40
15 W-50

Doing a search on Rennlist and this board the choice seems to be
0 W-40.

I also found this link from Imagine Auto who's a reputable sponsor at Rennlist. Also known for Supercharging Boxsters.
http://www.turbo911.com/showthread.php?t=279
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cas951,

It is funny, hearing different reccomendations on oil from 3 separate sources that I all consider reliable - very anal enthusiasts, porsche AD, and the car's manual itself

When did mobil 1 introduce its 0W-40? That might shed some light on some of this. I'd also assume that 0W-40 is best for cold weather and has the best flexibility for high temperature variance.

How about opening a open in poll on oil usage...such as 5w30, 10w30, 10w40, 15w40, 5w40, 0w40, etc and see what people are putting in thier car?
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Good idea.

Not sure how to start a poll. Do you kn ow how?
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cas951,

It is funny, hearing different reccomendations on oil from 3 separate sources that I all consider reliable - very anal enthusiasts, porsche AD, and the car's manual itself

When did mobil 1 introduce its 0W-40? That might shed some light on some of this. I'd also assume that 0W-40 is best for cold weather and has the best flexibility for high temperature variance.

How about opening a open in poll on oil usage...such as 5w30, 10w30, 10w40, 15w40, 5w40, 0w40, etc and see what people are putting in thier car?
One thing to always remember with oil...the greater the difference in multi-grade oil weights (seperation of viscosities at various temperature extremes), the less that oil will perform at any given range in that span. The additives known as VII do a good job at helping the oil acheive a sense of viscosity balance at OT vs. cold, but there is always a tradeoff! (nothing is free!) - so choose the MG oil with the smallest gap of viscosity range as possible to acheive your desired coverage.

Let's see if I can help start the poll for you.
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