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2010 Porsche Panamera S 4dr HB

2010 Porsche Panamera
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Hatchback
16 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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November 8, 2010, 8:19 am

Paul M

Question: Oil change

The owner's manual states oil changes at 10,000 miles, does this really make sense since I'm paying for the changes?

November 11, 2010, 8:13 pm

Tyler O

10k is just too long regardless of what the manual states. To maximize your engine life and performance, change the oil every 5k and use synthetic.

I can't count how many engines I've seen fail thanks to the 10k oil change.

I use synthetic on my and my wife's vehicle and change it every 4k. Oil and filters are cheap compared to an overhaul.

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February 20, 2011, 6:40 pm

Paul M

My Panamera 4S gave me a dashboard warning to change the oil at 6,000 miles. The manual states 10,000 miles, how did the car decide that an oil change was due? Does it monitor mileage, starts or oil contaminants?

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February 21, 2011, 10:09 am

Tyler O

The service reminders record time and millage.

Again, refer to previous statement. 4k with full synthetic will maximize your engine performance and life.

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March 9, 2011, 1:16 pm

Paul M

I monitor my oil quality by analysis when the oil is changed, I found that the TBN numbers, additives and viscosity are still very acceptable at 6,000 miles. I've done this for my boats as well as cars. Since oil analysis is an acceptable test for fleet marine operators who have a financial dog in the fight, it's good enough for me.

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