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philnotts99
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Engine Oil Reply with quote

Please can i ask if anyone is using Millers CFS Nanodrive 10W-50 fully Synthetic oil in there 996? Or does anyone have any other recommendations?

I am having a oil change, so i am thinking it maybe time to move away from Mobil 1.

My 996 C4S has done 57k.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using Millers 10w50 CFS NT+ in mine, simply because the guys who rebuilt the engine recommend it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine hasn't had a engine re-build but just trying to keep everything in top condition.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had your car serviced at an OPC they would use Mobil 1 0/40.

If serviced at most indys then at that milage it would be mobil 1 5/40.

You can use any oil you wish but that's what we would use .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the garage now users Mobil 1 but ideally i want to change to either of the below from reading lots information about it. However i am un-sure if its best to go 5w/40 or 10w/50. The car is a weekend car and will probably do 2-3k miles per year.

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ 10w50 fully Synthetic oil

Millers Nanodrive CFS NT+ 5w40 fully Synthetic oil

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Honest answer .. at a Max of 3 K miles then you can use any oil you choose .. it will still be like new when you change it , Millers or Mobil won't make a difference .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Oil Reply with quote

I use 10/ 60 Castrol titanium is that ok, it's done 83,000
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've now done 2 oil changes since my engine rebuild (new short block from Porsche) and have stuck to Porsche recommended A40 oils: Mobil Super 3000 5W-40 and now Mobile 1 0W-40. Both seem to work fine and cost about the same, so I figured the lower cold start viscosity is good to have for proper lubrication right from the start. I have ~1,8bar oil presurre when hot, which is plenty.

10W-60 is definitely WAAYYY overkill unless you only track the car. I did consider 5W-50, but decided the 40 is probably good as I don't track the car and the maximum temperature in the summer here is around +30.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changing oil at 3k is pouring money away.

I use 10w40 millers nano now at 140k miles
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go with the 10/50 millers. The extra hot protection can only be a good thing on an older engine.

I once binned some after about 1000 miles. My mate Craig also on here done 400 miles one year and had to ditch his at service time too. You have to do things right though. Oil every year or 12k whatever comes sooner.

I’m ok though, as whatever comes out of my 911 goes into my old Volvo daily, so I’ll get another 10k out of it in there. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines been using Millers since i bought her and was recommended on this site

Big fan

I do 8-10,000 pa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 997.1 and now 997.2 both run millers 10w50 nano , I wouldn't use anything else , ideally change oil at minimum 10k or yearly but many change at 5k or half yearly .
best place to buy is opie oil they often have 10% and 15% off promos .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are people’s thoughts on this.

I changed oil filter around May2018 (Millers Nano 10/50) I then done around 1500miles before I had to sorn the car. I then taxed the car around April 2019 but kept it on the same oil, I’ve done maybe 2.5k miles this year so approx 4K overall.

I’m going to change oil now but should I really have changed in May2019 although only covering 1500 miles.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Novice alert!
I put 1lt 5w30 in my 996 yesterday as it was a little low. Is this bad?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will mix with the other 9 ltrs in the engine and be fine .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drew1209 wrote:
What are people’s thoughts on this.

I changed oil filter around May2018 (Millers Nano 10/50) I then done around 1500miles before I had to sorn the car. I then taxed the car around April 2019 but kept it on the same oil, I’ve done maybe 2.5k miles this year so approx 4K overall.

I’m going to change oil now but should I really have changed in May2019 although only covering 1500 miles.


We all see things differently but with all my cars i consider the oil brand & condition to be more important than the choice of fuel i run them on .
For over 15 yrs its always been Millers for me since my VAG turbo days & through the past 15/20 Bmw's
The cost of a oil change is so low relative to these cars value & potential for problems that a regime of changing the oil yearly or max 10k is just common sense , my current 997 had done under 1000m since its previous oil service in Sept 2018 but i still had it done last month , as expected it came out golden .
If you know the car hasn't even started between Oct & April & covered minimal miles the rest of the months i suppose you could follow the Porsche approved 2yr cycle but any amount of cold starts in winter can cause condensation so stump up the £150 or so & get fresh fluid in there .
Additionally when i do view potential cars i always aim for ones with interim oil changes or changes over the manufacturers recommendation
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