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Old 03-25-2019, 01:03 PM
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Hello, is it agreed that Mobil 1 5.30 is the best oil to use for the Porsche Panamera 4s.
If no what is your choice
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:23 PM
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what year? the '10-'14 V8's call for 0-40 or 5-40
5-30 would be too runny, don't know what the turbo 6's call for, I'm sure someone who does will chime in here
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:46 PM
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FWIW, 2018 Turbo calls for 0-40...
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:44 PM
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For models calling for an A40 oil, we recommend Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 or Driven DT40.

For engines that call for the new C40 standard that protects against LSPI, we use the DI40.

There are two other current Porsche specs, C30 and C20, which IMHO are only used to improve fuel economy.
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thanks for chiming in Charles, can I get you to expand on why you recommend Motul 8100 X-Cess?
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Originally Posted by DogWood View Post
thanks for chiming in Charles, can I get you to expand on why you recommend Motul 8100 X-Cess?
We have many years of experience with 8100 X-Cess 5w40 (as opposed to the 0w40 X-Clean). It's a mid-SAPS oil with good levels of ZDDP and higher HTHS viscosity than M1. There are other options out there for an A40 rated oil, but the Motul is what we use for cars under warranty that need the A40 oil or customers who want P-car approval.
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Thanks Charles.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:12 PM
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My indy Porsche shop uses the Motul 5w40 and from what I've found online, it's a superior oil.

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I addressed this issue a while ago so it should be accessible, short answer, if I remember correctly, is 0W40 and the reason is the additives package for engine sliding wear characteristics. I do an oil analysis .with each change and at 56000 miles the characteristics are excellent !
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Originally Posted by DogWood View Post
what year? the '10-'14 V8's call for 0-40 or 5-40,5-30 would be too runny, don't know what the turbo 6's call for, I'm sure someone who does will chime in here
I have a 2011 4s I already bought the mobil 1 5.30. Could I use this or should I return the oil.I lost the receipt
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if the oil isn't A40 approved don't use it in your Porsche
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Originally Posted by 4sPanamera View Post
I have a 2011 4s I already bought the mobil 1 5.30. Could I use this or should I return the oil.I lost the receipt
5w30 would be the incorrect viscosity for your model and year. In 2011, the Panamera called for a 0w40 or 5w40 with A40 rating. Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 would be my recommendation for an A40 approved oil or Driven DI40 since it's direct injected if Porsche approval isn't a must.
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Originally Posted by Charles Navarro View Post
5w30 would be the incorrect viscosity for your model and year. In 2011, the Panamera called for a 0w40 or 5w40 with A40 rating. Motul 8100 X-Cess 5w40 would be my recommendation for an A40 approved oil or Driven DI40 since it's direct injected if Porsche approval isn't a must.

Ok thank you for your input,I did a google search and found that the a40 rating sold in my area is Mobil 1 0.40
I do not have the other oils you recomended we are in Mexico not europe, not to many things high end things here unless we buy them by internet.
I am putting Mobil 1 0.40 now to see if the other lower quality oil is causing the problem with the oil pressure warning indicator,I made another post about that
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