1989 Porsche 911 Oil Change

How Often to Change 1989 Porsche 911 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Porsche 911’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Porsche recommends having your 1989 Porsche 911’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 911 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Porsche if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Porsche 911?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Porsche 911 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Porsche has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1989 911. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 911’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Porsches

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Porsche? We carry the best because your 911 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Porsche 911 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Porsche 911, refer to Porsche's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1989 Porsche 911 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1989 Porsche 911 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Porsche 911s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Porsche 911 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 911 today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

1989 Porsche 911 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Porsche 911 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Porsche 911 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Porsche 911 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Porsche 911 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Porsche 911

Help your 1989 Porsche 911 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.