Porsche 944 Engine Oil Capacity & Transmission Fluid Capacity

The rear-wheel-drive sports car Porsche 944 has been produced since 1982 at the Audi plant in the German city of Neckarsulm and was built on the platform of its predecessor – model 924. The coupe and convertible were offered from the body options.

The inline four-cylinder engine had 2.5-litre versions (from 150 hp to 220 and even 250 hp for the Turbo and Turbo S versions), 2.7 liters (165 hp) or three liters (211 HP) The convertible was only available with a three-liter engine. The Porsche 944 was equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, and a three-speed automatic was offered for the coupe with the 2.7 engine.

In 1991, the 944 was completed and replaced by the Porsche 968.

In the production of the Porsche 944, the company’s management did not seek to design the fastest, best-handling car, or the most luxurious model. They aimed to make a good, high-quality, sporty coupe. The calculation was that a potential buyer, for example, Celica, or Eclipse, could think: “but not add some more funds and buy a Porsche?”

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Porsche 944 Engine Oil Capacity

EngineEngine Oil Capacity (with filter)Oil type (viscosity grade)
2.5L 4-cyl Engine [A] 43D6 liters (6.3 quarts)10W-30 (-20 To 38)
15W-40 (Above -10)
Mineral-based oil.
15W-50 (Above -10)
5W-30 (Below 38)
5W-40, 5W-50 (All TEMPS)
2.5L 4-cyl Engine [A] 43G6 liters (6.3 quarts)0W-40 (All TEMPS)
5W-40, 5W-50 (Above -25)
2.5L 4-cyl Engine [A] Turbo6.5 litres (6.8 quarts)0W-40 (All TEMPS)
5W-40, 5W-50 (Above -25)
2.5L 4-cyl Engine [A] Turbo7.1 litres (7.5 quarts)0W-40 (All TEMPS)
5W-40, 5W-50 (Above -25)
2.7L 4-cyl Engine [A] 46K5.9 litres (6.3 quarts)0W-40 (All TEMPS)
5W-40, 5W-50 (Above -25)
3.0L 4-cyl Engine [B] 42K5.9 litres (6.3 quarts)0W-40 (All TEMPS)
5W-40, 5W-50 (Above -25)

When refilling, remove the dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow into the crankcase. After refill, check the oil level. Top off to proper level as needed.

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Porsche 944 Transmission Fluid Capacity

TransmissionFluid capacityFluid type
016 5-speed manual transmission2 liters (2.2 quarts)GL-4 All TEMPS 80W
083 5-speed manual transmission2 liters (2.2 quarts)GL-4 All TEMPS 80W

A proper fluid level may be 1/4 inch (6 mm) below the fill plug, measure exact quantity, DO NOT OVERFILL.

The base models had a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 2.7-liter versions were equipped with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to this, the car accelerated to 220 kilometers per hour.

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