Oil Changes for 1987 Porsche 911

How Often to Get 1987 Porsche 911 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Porsche 911? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Porsche recommends changing your 1987 911’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 911 in the above table. Your 911 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Porsche if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Porsche 911. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Porsche 911 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Porsche 911 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Porsche has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 911. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 911’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 911 by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Porsche? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Porsche's recommendations to select the right  1987 911 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Porsche's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1987 Porsche 911.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Porsche 911

The next time your Porsche 911 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Porsche 911s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1987 911 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 911's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1987 Porsche 911 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Porsche 911 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your 911’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 911 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Porsche 911

Give your 911’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.