Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


A best-seller: Porsche Classic Motoroil for air-cooled engines

Porsche sold around 120,000 litres of its Classic Motoroil last year. The engine oil, which has received awards in several tests, was developed especially for classic Porsche vehicles and comes in two variants. Porsche is also bringing back the original red oil filters for the 911 (up to Type 964), the 914/6 and the 928 models.

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Specialists at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach led the way in the development of new oils. Further improvements and the use of additives made it possible to create high-quality base oils whose viscosity remains stable even at high temperatures.

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Today’s multigrade oils are designed for use in contemporary engines – but larger bearing play and manufacturing tolerances, as well as air cooling and the sealing materials in classic Porsche engines require the base viscosity and chemical properties of oils from the past. The motor oils from Porsche Classic meet this demand.

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Their very high shear stability offers additional security in the high temperatures generated by air-cooled components. This high temperature resistance plays a key role, as does the fact that the oils are aligned with the material properties of Porsche engines from the past: unlike the conventional synthetic oil used in modern sports cars, whose additives damage the seals in older engines, the Classic Motoroil products are designed to ensure the smooth functioning of engine components from past model series.

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Porsche Classic has also revived Porsche’s original red oil filters to go along with the new special motor oils. The Porsche 911 (including the Type 964), Porsche 914/6 and Porsche 928 will now be equipped ex-works with the filter in the lush Porsche red colour tone. This filter had been temporarily replaced by a black filter that featured the same functionality with a different appearance.

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