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Just a quick question. What weight of oil does Porsche use in car when delivered from the factory? I know it should be either 0W-40, 5W-40 or 5W-50, but I haven't been able to find what comes with the car. I'd look at the car, but mine won't be here 'till May.

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I'm brand new to this forum- and I don't even own a 718, with my only mid/rear engine Porsche a much-missed 987 Cayman R.

There is a fellow on the 991 forum over at Rennlist (LexVan) who has done a considerable amount of thinking about Porsche-approved oils and oil weights. While I think that all the sports cars come from the factory with Mobil 1 0w-40, LexVan has made a very good case for choosing Mobil 1 5w-50, except for cold weather use. At my first oil change on my '15 991.1 (somewhere around 800 miles, but I cannot recall exactly) I switched to 5w-50. Please note that I think Mobil 1 is the only 5w-50 oil that is on the Porsche-approved list, unless that has been changed with an update.
 
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