Porsche Classic Motoroil
Just in time for the start of the new year, Porsche Classic is launching engine oils for water-cooled four-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines and water-cooled six-cylinder engines to complement its existing engine oil for air-cooled four- and six-cylinder flat engines. And, as ever, the Porsche Classic label means a product made with Porsche Classic ingenuity.
The experts at Porsche Classic developed these engine oils with the help of engineers at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach and a German oil supplier, formulating them especially for the requirements of flat engines in 356 and 911 models (including the type 996), all four-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines, such as those in the 924, 928, 944 and 968, as well as the Porsche Boxster type 986. During development, the oil was subject to extensive laboratory and field tests designed to check its running performance and lubrication properties. Porsche Classic Motoroil is available in four different variants: 20W-50, 10W-60, 10W-50 and 5W-50.
The engine is the heart of any Porsche. Even air-cooled flat engines pose specific challenges for lubricants. In short: Not every engine oil is suitable for the older flat engines. The process of developing an engine oil for classic air-cooled flat engines is therefore a balancing act between tradition and innovation: The oil must be as advanced as possible yet as traditional as necessary. Modern oils may be better from a technical perspective, but not always best suited to classic air-cooled flat engines.
Achieving the best lubricating and protective properties was a key consideration for the development of new engine oils for the water-cooled four-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines in Porsche transaxle models and the water-cooled six-cylinder engines in the 911 type 996 and the Porsche Boxster type 986. Given that not every classic car is used for everyday travel, these vehicles are often stationary for long periods and used only sporadically for short trips, making it more likely that engine components – particularly metals and sealing materials – may be damaged when they do interact. The special formulation of Porsche Classic Motoroils offers your classic car the ideal level of protection, even when the vehicle is not used for long periods.
13 key facts about Porsche Classic Motoroil:
- Specially formulated for classic air-cooled flat engines
- Developed as a 20W-50 oil for 356, 914 and early air-cooled 911 models with a displacement of up to 2.7 litres
- Developed as a 10W-60 oil for air-cooled 911 models with a displacement of up to 3.0 litres
- Specially formulated for water-cooled four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines
- Developed as a 10W-50 oil for 924, 944, 968 and 928 models
- Developed as a 5W-50 oil for 996 and 986 models
- Tested under laboratory conditions and in the field
- Tailored to work in harmony with former engine and sealing technologies
- Maximum resistance to high temperatures and shear stability
- Optimum wear and corrosion protection
- Engineered by Porsche
- Made in Germany
- Classic, contemporary packaging developed by the Porsche designers in Weissach
Time for an oil change.
If you want to keep your Porsche classic car’s heart beating strongly for many more years to come, don’t forget to change the oil regularly. The oil change intervals for each vehicle and engine type can be found in the respective driver’s manual. Regardless of the number of kilometres covered, we recommend changing the engine oil once a year, particularly as short journeys can have a negative impact on the oil. Frequently starting a cold engine causes more fuel to enter the oil, generates combustion residues and allows the formation of condensation in the oil.
The first point of contact for an oil change is your Porsche Partner, where you can obtain the Porsche Classic Motoroil in a 1-litre, 5-litre or 20-litre can (10W-60).
These and other Porsche Classic genuine parts are available in the Porsche Classic Online Shop at https://www.classicshop.porsche.com/pcos/ and from your Porsche Partner.