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  1. zbph10
    08-13-2008 03:09 PM - permalink
    The car has had 4 oil changes since the rebuild which was about 2500 miles ago or so like I said, one after 20 minutes of initial running, one after a few miles of driving, one after about 100 miles, and the recent one. I wanted to make darn sure the oil was clean after the rings and everything else set on the initial runs. The oil after initial 20 minutes of running was a cool metallic color from the new parts mating with each other, same with the second oil change.

    I'm pretty sure I went with 10W-40 this go around (don't yell at me) because Walmart didn't have any 20W-50 at the time and I needed to get the car running that night for a trip the next day.

    I typically run 20W-50 dino oil but figured 10W-40 was OK this go around since I rarely drive the car on really hot days, minimal idleing, etc..

    The oil temp at that car has never ran high even on the hottest of days so again I wasn't worried.

    Glad you like the car, it is a great car IMO. Searching for a turbo is causing me great pain, stress and sleepless nights.

  2. 928drvr86.5
    08-12-2008 08:39 PM - permalink
    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for the wonderful car, Lynn and I have been enjoying it so far! I do have one question though; what viscosity oil is currently in the engine? Is it synthetic or or old school dinosaur juice. The reason for asking this is that i noticed the idle pressure when at operating temperature is slightly below 1 bar. , that seems low to me but not unheard of for 911's running lower than 40 weight oil. The engine does build oil pressure right off of idle though, so i am not too concerned.

    Is the car still running a 30 weight break in oil, I think you mentioned the rebuild only has about 2.5K miles on it? The oil did look very clean when i checked it the other day. My plan is to run 20W-50 just as in the 928 since the car will not see service in the winter months.

    Anyway, the car runs great and we are very happy with it. Good luck with your turbo search by the way, if it were me I would not even consider the 996 turbos. To each his own i guess, but I think the 911 lost something after the 993.... besides the air cooled engine. To me the ultimate 911 is the 78-80 intercooled 930's or the 86-89 911 turbos.


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