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Correct oil for 1999 Carrera? Mobil 1 synthetic 0W40 or 10W30 Is 0W40 similar to 10W40? All standards match requirements from handbook Comments

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It depends on the ambient temperature where you live & travel too
if you get snow & ice & hot summers
then O/40 if not then 10/40 is fine
if its not real cold but gets real hot then 10/50
but dont mix brands stick with only one!
as chemicals can be in conflict resuliting in sludge!
cheers Rob.

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