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1996 993 Motor Oil


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 ( 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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