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What would you guys recommend for a 1987 930, the regular or the synthetic.

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Mike M
I use the regular dinosaur squeezin's in my '87 and change it yearly regardless of miles driven. I have virtually no oil leaks (well....none that touch the garage floor anyway), but my only concern with synthetic oil is that I may spring a leak.

All this talk about coking up your turbo with dino oil is probably true to a point....the point being that it's not a big issue (coking) in a street driven car. By the time you wind your way through the neighborhood getting back to your garage - after a leasurely stroll in the country - your turbo is not even hot enough to coke the oil. After a blast on the track WOT/full boost, then definitely several minutes of cooldown required to avoid the coking.

So, other than twice the cost and perhaps better lubrication with synthetics, I submit that most 930 drivers will not see a marked benefit.

Form your own opinion....they're like a - - holes, we all have one
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Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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