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Old 10-19-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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The Right Oil For My 986?

I bought a 986 a few weeks ago and I'm already stressing out about my first oil change and what oil to use.

Any recommendations would be highly appreciated.

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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5w40 synthetic.

i use mobil delvac.

a lot of people will not agree with me.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:03 AM   #3
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Just do a search and you'll find many discussions on this topic.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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oh boy... stressing over an oil change. what will you do when you start getting weird noises or odd smells?
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I started using castrol syntec 5w40 a few years ago.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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Mobil 1 0W40. But stick with the Porsche stuff in the transaxle.
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Transaxle?

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Mobil 1 0W40. But stick with the Porsche stuff in the transaxle.
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were do I find the transaxle?
And howto lubricate a transaxle?
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #12
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were do I find the transaxle?
And howto lubricate a transaxle?
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The Boxster has a "transaxle" which is the transmission and the differential merged into a single unit. Hence, there is no traditional drive shaft (between the tranmission and the differential). The transaxle is lubricated internally by gear oil.

The transaxle oil can be topped up or replaced as described here: Pelican Technical Article: Boxster Differential / Manual Boxster Transmission Fluid Change - 986 / 987
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #13
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Any high quality synthetic 10W-40 is good for the car. I have been using Mobil 1. Tried Castol for a couple changes but saw/heard no benefit. Went back to Mobil 1 because I can get it for $30 less per change.

Be sure to change the oil by 5,000 miles or annually which ever is first.
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