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1996 993 Motor Oil

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Vehicle Information: Model: 993; Year: 1996; Body Type: Cabriolet; Total Mileage: 46,000;

Have owned 993 for a little over a year. Previous owners used Mobil1 motor oil but after it was changed for the first and only time during my ownership I was surprised to learn that my mechanic used Schaeffer Supreme 9000 Full Synthetic 5W-40. Schaeffer products aren't widely available in this area so I'm thinking about asking him to use Mobil1 next time. Would appreciate your thoughts about staying with Schaeffer (www.schaefferoil.com) or changing back to Mobil1. Also, the last owner mentioned that the engine used some oil. It also leaks some but probably less than 1/2 qt per year. At idle, the oil gauge in the dash currently is reading about three-fourths of the way to the full level. Considering these things, I was pleasantly surprised to have only added about 1-1/2 qts in 1,900 miles (one year) of use. Would you agree the amount of oil consumption isn't bad? Thank you.

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