There have been numerous comments over the years lamenting (often condemning) the lack of an analogue dipstick. Won't speak for the world, but we're effectively 99% in disagreement with Porsche on this one. Porsche's engineers have never sold us out, so we'll have to trust them on this one. Regardless, that won't prevent me from dreaming of a real metal dipstick.Well, I checked it at 5000 +/- and it said full (first time i tried the e-dipstick I think). then at 7000 (or so) it was a quart low. My main takeaway is I miss a real dipstick.... FWIW, no smoke, no leaks. I don't know (says cousin Eddie in christmas vacation)
and at 7800k, it is still full
Both my Boxster and MACAN,the digital oil gauge fluctuates and usually not all the way to the topDon't this is normal, but I received that message at 4,800 miles after adding a quart at about 2,200 miles and she will soon need at quart again as the level has dropped about half way down on the display. Current mileage is 6,850.
She is a 21 CGTS delivered in August.
I’m not an automotive engineer, but every engineering and scientific instinct I have says you are right about this. It makes perfect sense. Also I’ve heard the same from race engineers and from an instructor at PSDS and a friend who is an automotive engineer at VW.Cheers. You can flog me if you will, but I have seen all of this to be true as a result of servicing the motorcycles that come through my little shop.
I completely agree.… if you break in an engine too delicately you will never achieve optimal piston ring seating …
… I agree also.that there is no reason for high quality (expensive) oil to be changed every 3000 miles,
Given the volume of tracking planned, my brake fluid will be changed at every oil change. This includes the first change after break-in at 2,000 miles, because I intend to replace with Modul RBF-600 before the first track day.I completely agree.
It‘s been conclusively demonstrated that the ‘keep under 4k’ “rules” are for the U.S. whereas in most other countries the directive is to ensure that oil and water are at operating temperature (> 185°F) before high-load or high-RPM operation.
The latter is of course what should be done 100% of the time for the life of the car.
I broke my 991 TT in on the autobahn. Once it was warm I didn’t baby it a bit. But, I didn’t do sustained high-load or high-rpm operation - just bursts (which is all you really get anyway these days.)
In 20k-miles I have detected no oil usage.
And on the subject of oil…
… I agree also.
The main reason to change the oil every year is to get under/over/around the car to look for other issues or signs of issues to come.
The insanity is that folks will change their oil every year regardless of mileage but will never change their brake fluid…
FYI, some folks have reported squeaky brake and/or clutch master cylinders after using non-LV (Low Viscosity) brake fluid. Squeaks disappeared after return to LV fluid. If Motul has a LV high-temp fluid I’d want to use that preferentially over a non-LV fluid. If not and you experience squeaking hydraulics then you know why.Given the volume of tracking planned, my brake fluid will be changed at every oil change. This includes the first change after break-in at 2,000 miles, because I intend to replace with Modul RBF-600 before the first track day.
Thanks for the heads up. Knowing COTA was on the menu for our BS, I decided it was important to use a fluid with a higher boiling point. Motul RBF-600 came highly recommended by some of our PCA members, some on this and another forum, and my Inde. It gave me better peace of mind while tracking our PDK BS and performed flawlessly with no squeaks. Hopefully, it will perform the same in our new GTS when it arrives.FYI, some folks have reported squeaky brake and/or clutch master cylinders after using non-LV (Low Viscosity) brake fluid. Squeaks disappeared after return to LV fluid. If Motul has a LV high-temp fluid I’d want to use that preferentially over a non-LV fluid. If not and you experience squeaking hydraulics then you know why.
This for “modern” Porsche’s (e.g. 991,981, or newer.)