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.


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

15,000 miles

   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.

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