The owner spent over $26,000 on improvements, which was almost what I paid for the car. It is really a 911T, but the engine mods really move it into the 911S category. So...the smar-aleck previous owner decked it out in black 911S trim, including the twin front grills, Porsche script in back and even the 911S Registry decals on the tip-out windows. For all practical purposes it is a 911S. I am attending a Porsche meet/show at a winery about a mile from my house this coming Sunday. I hope they don't ask, "Is it real," since there are not many original 911S models around. If they do, I might just tell a white lie.I will have Kinau drive the 911, while I take the 550 to park next to it.
The rebuilt engine has about 25,000 miles on it. My question: what weight synthetic oil and what filter do you recommend? I don't want to use a cheapo filter (don't throw tomatos at me if I bring up the word "Fram"). Is there a stock Porsche filter that is recommended, or a better filter that you would recommend? I plan on using Mobil 1 because it is available at Costco at discount prices. I would have also asked Larry, but he is still on the cross-country trip and I don't want to bother him.
The other question: The car does not have a secondary oil cooling system. It ran at about 200 degrees yesterday (about 80 degrees outside) on the way home. Would you recommend an oil cooler in front, with copper lines go the engine to enhance the cooling of the oil, or should I just wait and see what the maximum oil temp will be on a really hot day? Or, should I just kiss off the cooler idea and not drive the car on really hot days (no A/C and lack of a modern vent system).