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Porsche 911, Coupe, Convertible
#8 of 27 Re: 07 Porsche Turbo...Quality Built ? [porschetech911]
Mar 01, 2008 (4:38 pm)
I thought the recommended oil changes were 10-12k. Every 3k sounds like fairly expensive and inconvenient.
#9 of 27 Re: 07 Porsche Turbo...Quality Built ? [sandeep5]
Mar 06, 2008 (9:31 pm)
I hope you change your oil more often than that. SOMETIMES you can go that long in a diesel like those provided by Volkswagen and Audi, but even in large American deisel trucks you should ALWAYS change your oil between 3 and 5 thousand miles. It only should cost around 30 to 40 dollars to do. So expense isn't an excuse to not have it done. And with an investment in a vehicle such as any modern Porsche, especially a 997 Turbo, I don't think you would want to chance ruining that kind of vehicle. A shame indeed.
#10 of 27 Porsche Turbo....Oil Changing.....
Mar 06, 2008 (11:26 pm)
Thank for the info. porschetech911. One of my buddy's has just order his and it should be delivered sometime this coming August. I'm going to wait and see how he like it and what options to order and what not to order.
As to oil changes...I change all my vehicles with synthetic oil every 5k. I find this to be a good balance and so far so good. And since a 997 turbo will cost me around 145k plus, an oil change cost is the least of my worries.
Mar 11, 2008 (12:09 am)
I recently purchased a 2008 911 Turbo and have a problem. When I really push it, particularly from low to high speeds quickly I get a 2 second lag before it accelerates. Of course when it finally does kick in I get all 480 horses at once, making it quite a challenge to handle. My previous car was an E55 and I loved it. It was never at a loss for power. I read in Car & Driver this lag was some sort of software issue. The dealer says it is the normal turbo lag but 911's are famous for not having turbo lag.
Does anyone have a solution?
#12 of 27 Re: Porsche Turbo....Oil Changing..... [bayareafx45]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:00 pm)
Your very welcome bayarefx45. 5k miles with synthetic in perfectly fine because the oil does not break down like normal conventional oil. When people say that it means that as the oil molecules are smashed between metal peices they become flattened overtime. With synthetic oil it does not do that, and therefor provides better protection longer.
The reason your vehicle lags actually has to do with several factors. I agree that Porsche over the years has done a great job with turbo lag, and you are correct about the software. The amount of lag is determined by how much force the turbos' create. The software accounts for this as the vehicle accelerates, but as Porsche developes new technology, those turbos' grow larger in size and the software can do only so much to correct it.
So they do have a bit of lag and thats perfectly normal. If you like, TechArt and some other companies may offer to re- map or re- program you electonic control unit (ECU) so that it performs better. It will upgrade your top speed, shift points, turbo response, engine respone, improve gas mileage, and so on depending on what your looking for.
Mar 17, 2008 (10:48 pm)
I'd like to add that I am in awe of you fine folks who can afford to buy these vehicles. It has been a dream of mine to own a 911 since I was three years old, and alas I will probably never be able to. I am truely envious of each and everyone of you. I look forward to servicing your cars and I hope you'll stop in and say hi sometime when you take your car into the shop thank you for giving me a small hint of these amazing cars!
#14 of 27 Re: Envy [porschetech911]
Mar 18, 2008 (7:52 am)
I, as you, have dreamed of owning a 911 since I was a kid. Maybe, not as young as three years old ! That is impressive ! As to never be able to own one of these beautiful automobiles....the rule is......Never say Never !
You seem to be a smart and intelligent man and you really know these 911's. This will pay off one of these days and maybe I will be in awe of you at the Porsche Club meets !
Keep posting and thanks for you tech. knowledge info. !
Mar 20, 2008 (10:21 am)
Thank you! I'll be sure to never say never again! Haha, I'll be around anytime to answer any questions you all may have, feel free to e-mail me anytime! And again, thank you so much for the kind words!
#16 of 27 Which type of oil for an 2005 911 Turbo S?
Mar 21, 2008 (7:56 pm)
Hello, I wanted to know if anybody has a good recommendation
#17 of 27 Re: Which type of oil for an 2005 911 Turbo S? [uwe1]
Mar 23, 2008 (9:12 am)
Valvoline or Mobil 1. Best way to find out whats good is look at the race teams of your manufactures car. They sponsor what they use. Use the recomended weight from your manual. Valvoline is my favorite, its U.S. mechanics favorite as said on the box!