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Old 07-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Good price on Mobil1

Out here in pickup truck country the walmart has never carried oil that is right for a Porsche. Well tonight I couldn't believe they had Mobil1 0W40 for $44 (10qrts). I have left over filters from the deals at the auto stores so looks like I can git'er dun for under 45 bucks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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im switching over to 5-40. but ive never seen 0 40 at walmart
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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In the past, I've come across 0-40w at a local Walmart as well. But, I run Motul these days.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I believe it's 24 bucks for a 4tub .
I'd rather eat my own **************** than shop at Walmart so I get the 6x1 boxes at pep boys when they're on offer .
In fact I must go look if they have a 4th July sale ....
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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In the past, I've come across 0-40w at a local Walmart as well. But, I run Motul these days.
Did the shop that did your IMSB retrofit recommend the Motul brand or were you using it before that?
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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im switching over to 5-40. but ive never seen 0 40 at walmart
I have and picked it up for my BMW on a couple of occasions...
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #7
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I believe it's 24 bucks for a 4tub .
I'd rather eat my own **************** than shop at Walmart so I get the 6x1 boxes at pep boys when they're on offer .
In fact I must go look if they have a 4th July sale ....
Because Pep Boys is so much better than Walmart? You must have a waaay better Pep Boys than we do. Ours is mostly ricer stick on trash and low rider gear....
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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I dont shop there because of the lack of ethics the company consistently shows and its anti union stance .
Pep boys is not without fault , but nowhere near as bad as scum-mart .
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0-40 ? Is that safe ? I would be afraid to put something that thin in my car here in Idaho. I use 10-40 year round with 77K miles.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #10
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The local Walmart here in West Chicago carries Mobile one 0W40 for a tad under $23. Nice price but i sure wish they carried the 5W40.
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Did the shop that did your IMSB retrofit recommend the Motul brand or were you using it before that?
Used Mobil 1 in the past, the indy that I currently do business with uses Motul. Is there a discernible difference ? None that I can really tell.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:29 AM   #12
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I believe it's 24 bucks for a 4tub .
I'd rather eat my own **************** than shop at Walmart so I get the 6x1 boxes at pep boys when they're on offer .
In fact I must go look if they have a 4th July sale ....
Casting aspersions on Walmart makes me a hypocrite by virtue of the fact that I shop there routinely. But, I have to say, regardless of what Walmart and where, a person is guaranteed to encounter the greatest number of ruthless, toothless, and couthless people in any one spot.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #13
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ALCON,

Here in Central Texas it tends to get hot.
I started off using Mobil 1 10W40 High Mileage.
I've switched over to Mobil 1 15W50. Both are about $23.00 per 5 quart jug at Walmart.
Now if only Mobil sold a 10W40 or 15W50 Extended Performance Mobil 1.
I've got just over 191,000 miles on my 1999 Boxster (no worries, no oil consumption between changes every 10,000 miles, no IMS issues...Knock on Wood).

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ALCON,

Here in Central Texas it tends to get hot.
I started off using Mobil 1 10W40 High Mileage.
I've switched over to Mobil 1 15W50. Both are about $23.00 per 5 quart jug at Walmart.
Now if only Mobil sold a 10W40 or 15W50 Extended Performance Mobil 1.
I've got just over 191,000 miles on my 1999 Boxster (no worries, no oil consumption between changes every 10,000 miles, no IMS issues...Knock on Wood).

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Also from Austin area (Round Rock) - good to know. I don't know if putting the high mileage versions would be good or not. I thought they were meant to help stop leaks? I would put in my older Jeep and beater Grand Prix, but I would probably stick with the Porsche recommendation on oil weight. I've used 0W40 on my BMW for 7 years with no problem and last summer was HOT!!!

I've never had to jump to 50 weight...

I saw another (darker color) boxer at a light yesterday - wonder if that was you

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #15
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They had 5W40 also I was very surprised. I normally get oil at AdvanceAutoParts when they have the deals. Since the deals don't have Porsche filters in the brand they offer the guy gives me the $13 Purolator instead. Over time I saved up a few so it made sense to get the oil in these 5qrt jugs from Walmart since I still have filters.
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Hey mnc-I,

You say you have 191K on your 1999. I now have 110K on my 1998. What all have you had to replace or upgrade in your Boxster's second millennial? I have replaced water pump, AOS, stabilizer rods, drive belt and no sign of smoke. I change oil every 7,000 miles.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #17
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davedeck,

I purchased my 1999 Boxster in Sep 99, it had 104, 000 miles.

Here is my story of woe:

new chain tensioner 105,000 miles (dealer)
water pump when out at 109,000 miles (dealer)
another chain tensioner and guides 117,900 miles (dealer)
new AOS at 120,000 miles (dealer)
air injection check valve & air pump 128,000 miles (indy)
fuel pump/relay/crankshaft sensor 139,000 miles (indy)
new water pump 166,000 miles (indy)
new oxygen sensors 168,000 miles (indy)

I do my own oil/filter changes, spark plugs, brakes pads/rotors. I've saved a ton of money.

Besides scheduled maintenance, I haven't had to put any money in it for about a year now.

I did buy a muffler (just for the sound and the twin tips, $299 off Ebay) and last month I replaced the seats with sport seats from a 2001 Boxster S. I got a super sweet deal on the seats. [I transported the seats one on top of the other on my passenger seat, with the top down, from Bastrop thru Austin & Round Rock. When I stopped at the Rudy's off I-35 people thought I had some new fangled child car seat:-)]

I've learned there is no good reason for me to have anything done at a Porsche dealer.

If I can reach 250,000 miles in this car, then all the money I spent at the dealer might have been worthwhile.

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im switching over to 5-40. but ive never seen 0 40 at walmart
I just picked up 0w40 at Wally world for $22 and some change. Great price after paying $34-$36 at Advance for the same 5 quart jug. That is all I have ever run in my 99'.

Can anyone show me what benefits there are for changing from the manufactures recommended weight and using a heavier weight oil like 10w40?
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Thanks for the info. I want to do some PM planning before the stuff goes. Next on the list is motor mount.
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I also want to apologize for getting this thread off-kilter
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