Porsche Boxster Engine Oil Finder

For a long time, the Boxster was notorious as an entry-level Porsche and seen by many as a women's car - completely unjustly, as the performance of the Boxster proves. The Boxster was too round and soft and perhaps too cheap for some people.

That all changed with subsequent generations, after the introduction of the 1996 model that followed the original Boxster. In the meanwhile fourth generation, which has been sold since 2016, the name suffix 718 was added. Since then, the Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster have been marketed as model variants of the same model. At the same time, the design drew a little closer to the most popular of all Porsches, the 911, with slightly less curved headlights and a sportier line.

The performance range of the Porsche Boxster is between 300 and 400 hp. The entry-level engine is a four-cylinder, while the top model uses a six-cylinder. All engines can be combined with either a manual or automatic transmission.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Porsche Boxster's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Porsche Boxster engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Porsche Boxster? Whether you are topping up your Porsche Boxster oil or doing a full change of your Porsche Boxster's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Porsche Boxster models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Porsche Boxster.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.