Porsche's first car-class win at Le Mans came in 1951. At the wheel of a model 356 were French drivers Veuillet and Mouche in car #46.
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Consider the image above in comparison to the Porsche of today's Le Mans in the video below...
Porsche Oil Change
At 3,000 rpm, a Porsche piston moves back and fourth 100 times every second. Pistons---and other engine parts---survive this brutal routine due primarily to a very thin, cushioning layer of oil. The better that cushion is, the better the separation between moving parts is. Simply put... there's less friction. And less friction translates into a more durable engine. In contrast, allow particles from combustion, internal wear, and repeating heat cycles---heat that cooks the cushioning performance out of oil---to go unattended and an engine is guaranteed premature wear. In a nutshell, the smartest and simplest investment A Porsche owner can make in caring for their car is to change the oil & filter when it should be changed.
Porsche Crankcase Oil & Filter Change Intervals:
Normally aspirated engine - Synthetic oil at 5,000 miles
Fossil oil at 3,500
Turbo - Fossil oil at 3,000 miles
Transmission / Gearbox
Best-Practice For high-end Porsche engine lubrication:
Reduce given intervals in half.
When tracking your car, change oil & filters
after every race session.
For any Porsche that's been sitting idle for months or years,
drain the tank and crankcase. Replenish the oil and put a new filter.
Run the engine / drive 250 miles then drain again
and replenish with new oil & filter.
Same for transmission / gearbox oil.
VIDEO BY: PORSCHE®
Porsche® at Le Mans 2017
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