This is exactly what my ST told me today. Every car is different. Mine took 8.25 Qts. and is one segment shy of the completely full indication.How much oil your car's engine requires may not be the same for other 981's. Changes during production can affect the amount of oil the engine needs.
The amount of oil is tied to the car's VIN. The techs have access to this info for every car -- not to imply that every car is different -- and might be willing to share this with you.
I believe Mobil 1 0w-40 is still the factory fill.
As for a run in service or an early oil/filter service my advice is to do this or have it done unless the owners manual prohibits it.
I changed the oil in my 08 Cayman S at 750 miles (and as I expected the oil was filthy!) and again at 1500 miles (the oil was not nearly as filthy) and again at 2K miles (at the end of break in).
My 2002 Boxster received an early oil/filter service (at around 4K miles) and every 5K miles afterwards and the original engine now has nearly 286K miles on it. Still runs as good as it ever did.
That's very interesting and informative Rockster and Bybybmw. Thanks for sharing.This is exactly what my ST told me today. Every car is different. Mine took 8.5 Qts. and is one segment shy of the completely full indication.
I wouldn't think there'd be much volume variation with any car, period. Are manufacturing tolerances that lax? Doubtful. Does it likely have more to do with how much you drain out?That's very interesting and informative Rockster and Bybybmw. Thanks for sharing.
LG is one segment down from full fill with 8 qts. Would not have thought there would be such a volume variation with a PCar.
last change i made took me 8 liters ( 8.454 quarts) to see all the 4 green segments ( oil filter change included )I wouldn't think there'd be much volume variation with any car, period. Are manufacturing tolerances that lax? Doubtful. Does it likely have more to do with how much you drain out?
Possibly. But for both of LG's changes (2013 and recently 2014) I drained until hardly a drip - indeed about an hour drain each time. So my Feb 2013 281B S build is indeed at 8.5 (to full to mark) or 8 qts with with one segment showing.I wouldn't think there'd be much volume variation with any car, period. Are manufacturing tolerances that lax? Doubtful. Does it likely have more to do with how much you drain out?
Expect the dealer to charge 3x what you can do it for yourself if you have access to a lift. I would steer clear of the chain oil change establishments. And yes the Mobil 1 0W-40 is fully synthetic.I was going to ask the same question. Do you guys have any recommendations on where to have this done? I had an Audi for so long previously, and oil change at the Audi dealership came free for so long during the first years of ownership, and was pretty inexpensive afterwards, that I just stuck with that. However, I know nothing about Porsche except their "a la carte" pre-paid service options didn't make sense financially, so I'm wondering if a simple oil change/fluids change is super overpriced. Anyone know what it averages at the dealership?
And, if not the dealership, do the chain oil-change places know how to properly change oil on mid-engine cars like these where they may rarely see them? I assume I'd have to be very direct about specifying Mobil 1 0W-40, for one thing. And this is the Fully Synthetic 0W-40, right?
Not an easy answer...Guys, may I know which and how much engine oil your dealer/workshop uses for your 981?
What engine oil does the car come with (brand new)? Should I do a run in service like BMW M cars after first 2000km or 1200miles?
My Dealer in CPa charges $37.50 (1/2 hr basic labor) to hook up the PIWIS (Porsche Integrated Workshop Information System) and then clear the "Oil Change Needed" display.AFAIK disconnecting the battery doesn't erase or remove this service vehicle message. This has to be done by using the Porsche diagnostic computer. Some dealers will remove this for free, but some will not and I think more and more are electing to charge for this "service".
The reason is the Porsche diagnostics computer is very expensive to purchase and keep "alive". Thousands of dollars to buy and hundreds of dollars per month to keep the license active is what I've been told. As a consequence many dealers have elected to have just one computer. And it is busy in constant use. New car PDI requires the use of the diagnostic computer, as does warranty work. Even in some cases repair or service work in or out of warranty. The way the software works is different now too in that the diagnostic software wants to do a complete scan of the car's controllers and this takes time. So even to clear the service message can tie up the computer for 15 to 30 minutes.
All is not lost: You may be able to clear the service message using an aftermarket tool called Durametric.