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Old 04-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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what is the best oil brand and weight to use?

I have a 2001 Boxster and was wondering what the best type of oil to use. I live in the Northeast. This is my 2nd oil change- the first one I used 10W40 MObil 1

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Old 04-20-2010, 12:40 PM   #2
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I think each forum member has a different opinion on that!@ Do a search, and you should find many threads on the subject. Some swear by factory fill Mobil 1 0w40, but many( most? ) don't consider that to be a "good" oil anymore.
If you care about Porsche approval, the consensus seems to be Castrol Syntec 5w40. Of non-approved, a few like Red Line or Royal Purple, but I think Motul may be the best. ( I forget which Motul oil, but it's on LNengineering's web page)
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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I am a Castrol guy 5/40 synthetic.. NY come to some meets search the forum for this answer. There is none. Go with what you like except mobile1 0-40 JUNK....Really don't waste your time looking for this unicorn.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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1 more for Castrol Full Synthetic
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I like the "sale version", but it has to be 10w40 synthetic.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:35 PM   #7
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i like extra virgin olive oil personally. the taste is unmatched.


when it comes to my porsche. i use castrol synth. 10w40
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:42 PM   #8
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i like extra virgin olive oil personally. the taste is unmatched.


when it comes to my porsche. i use castrol synth. 10w40
extra virgin...sup wit dat...i mean virgin yeah...but extra
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:01 PM   #9
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Advanced Auto often has a 5 for 25 sale on Castrol Syntec. I pick up 10, order the filter online from PAP-Parts or even Ebay. Then I have a local oil change place that used to be a Mobil 1 change it for me. I provide teh oil filter wrench just to make it idiot proof. Works out to $80.

Mobil 1 has mixed views due to recent changes. Let's leave it at that.
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+1 on Castrol Syntec...

Mobil 1..."Official Oil Of Nascar" Need I say more?
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:54 AM   #11
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thanks for all the posts....I think I am going with Castrol Synth 10w40

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