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Mobil 1 0W40 Euro, 4,500mi, 2001 Porsche 996 3.4L #4491349
08/17/17 07:15 PM
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This is a newer UOA from a customers 2001 Porsche 996 (911) C2 with a 3.4L M96 engine. The vehicle is new to the customer and the oil was said to be Mobil 1 0W40 Euro. Engine was refilled with Motul 8100 X-cess 5W40. No further information about driving style or routine was known.


Re: Mobil 1 0W40 Euro, 4,500mi, 2001 Porsche 996 3.4L [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4491371
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Nice! It could have gone twice as long.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 Euro, 4,500mi, 2001 Porsche 996 3.4L [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4491377
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Originally Posted By: GermanAutohaus
This is a newer UOA from a customers 2001 Porsche 996 (911) C2 with a 3.4L M96 engine. The vehicle is new to the customer and the oil was said to be Mobil 1 0W40 Euro. Engine was refilled with Motul 8100 X-cess 5W40. No further information about driving style or routine was known.

Would an oil analysis report alert you to an impending IMS failure in a 996? This model year falls into the range for known IMS failures.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 Euro, 4,500mi, 2001 Porsche 996 3.4L [Re: jhs914] #4491392
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Originally Posted By: jhs914
Would an oil analysis report alert you to an impending IMS failure in a 996? This model year falls into the range for known IMS failures.


I have yet to see first-hand any evidence of a failing IMS showing up in a UOA, but I haven't ruled it out. However, I have noticed an audible difference in the IMS from engine to engine. Using a stethoscope and probing around the base of the lower/forward case bolt with the engine running yields discernible differences. One in particular that made no noticeable sounds while standing outside the vehicle had a nasty, irregular, rhythmic pattern to it when probed with a stethoscope. Our suspicions materialized when we removed the IMS during a clutch install.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 Euro, 4,500mi, 2001 Porsche 996 3.4L [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4491456
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Good to see the Mobil held up well! Any idea if this was the new "FS" stuff, or the older LL01 formulation?


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