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Old 01-10-2003, 08:11 AM
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Question Question on oil: Any one here have experience using Mobil 1?

I have avoided, it in the past, because of the high price. It's about $5.00 a quart around here. However, after I looked into it a little I have decided to run it in one of our vehicles.

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<a href="http://www.prod.mobil1.com/index.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.prod.mobil1.com/index.jsp</a>




Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Mobil 1 comes as standard equipment in some of the finest production vehicles you can buy. It's "factory fill" in Chevrolet Corvette, all Porsches, Mercedes-Benz AMG models, Dodge Viper, Ford Mustang Cobra R and all Aston Martin cars. Here are some remarks from some of the top engineers and executives at these renowned manufacturers.

"Every car produced in the factory in Stuttgart gets its first oil from Mobil 1. And that means that all our cars and engines are developed with that product."
Herbert Ampferer, Director,
Porsche Motorsports

"Mobil 1 is the only oil we use for our engines as the first filling. And then we put the sticker in the engine compartment just to make sure that people know what's in their engines."
Domingos Piedade, Managing Director,
Mercedes-Benz AMG

"Based upon the results we saw several years ago in endurance racing with Team Shelby, we felt Mobil 1 could do the job in the Viper, Dodge's highest-performance sports car."
Charlie Brown III, Viper Engine Supervisor,
DaimlerChrysler Corporation



Those are some pretty impressive quotes....

I'm just wondering how many of you use it, and what results you have noticed. Thanks.
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Thanks. But what about this?

I've got an old thrashed engine....


Yes, I use Mobil 1 in my BMW and my motorcycle. Don't expect it to make an old engine sing, in fact, expect it to spring new leaks. Synthetic oil is thinner for a given viscousity than dino oil- the molecules are more uniform in the synthetic so it flows through little holes a lot easier than dino, which has some really big molecules in it that tend to plug up small leaks. You should only use synthetic in a new engine that has good seals.


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Now I think I should just put some 50-weight oil in the '62 and save the Mobil 1 for another use.
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just my personal opinion, I think caltrol gtx is the best
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When I get my new car before too long I am going with Royal Purple because it is about the same price and is proven to gain hp in a motor.It's just that it's hard to find a speed shop that sells it. Steve

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I don't know about gaining any noticable hp by swithing oil. I suppose it's possible.

I use Mobil 1 religiously in all my cars. However, it does tend to seep out through old gaskets, etc. With my 2 '91 MR2 Turbos I made sure to change the valve cover gasket before switching from dino oil to synthetic.

It's expensive, but worth it in the long run.
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I have used Mobil 1 but now I use Royal Purple Oil it has better shear lubrication, and the rear end gear lub took away the noise in my Vette that you normaly hear inside the car.

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I have used mobil 1 in all my cars for a few years now and i have noticed a major difference in the oil. The mobil 1 is much better in my opinion. And the oil only needs to be changed every 6000 miles, vs. every 3k without the synthetic oil.
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I use Pennzoil because the decal looks best on my Willys. No kidding, that is the reason. For 99.9999% of us, any premium oil is fine, and our engines will run indefinitely on it and eventually fail for some other reason. The main consideration is CHANGE YOU OIL EVERY 3,000mi which ever oil you use!
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I'm currently running Mobil1 in my mustang. I rebuilt the engine, broke it in with regular oil, then changed it to Mobil1. I never used it on any of my other cars 'cause they are high mileage and I also heard it isn't good to use on an engine with high miles already on it. Don't know how true that is but it's what I heard.
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It is interesting to see varied ideals on lubricating our engines. I have often wondered who came up with the oil change every 3000 miles rule and how much the oil barrons influenced this decision. When I was studying fuel injections systems, trying to make a good decision to get into the 21st century, I ran across something I could understand, relate to, corrolate with the tremendous reduce wear in our more modern engines and account for the recented discovered "new oils for those of us that forget to change our oil at the hallowed 3000 mile point". This little gem was about how carbed engines dump a lot of gas into the combustion chamber at idle (very rich) and because of poor combustion, unburned fuel makes its way into the oil system, thus the oil tends to loose it's lubricity over a period of time. (Stop and go traffic at rush hours is bad ju-ju!!) Thus change your oil ever 3000 miles. In modern electronic fuel injected engines, the fuel mixture at idle is extremely lean and with the big spark electronic ignitions, improved combustion chambers, all cylinders having the same fuel/air mixture,and higher operating temps, there is very little if any fuel getting into the oil. Viola, you can safely go well beyond the 3000 mile oil change so don't waste you money on "increased milage" oils if you have EFI (excluding TBI). How many high milage FI engines have you torn down and discovered very little if any wear? 245,000 miles on a Tuned Port 307 and a non detectable ring groove!!! Course it had Mobil 1 after the 50000 mile warranty was up.

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I got confirmation on the 3000 mi change recomendation from a lubrication engineer in our company and his only concern was where the the free donuts were in the office - couldn't care less how much oil I bought! He said there is virtually no difference in the major oil brands, save viscosity, and no matter how fancy they say it is, there are things happening to it that break it down after 3000 mi. Dillution is one factor for sure but these new engines also run much hotter than old ones which is really tough on lubricants. Breakdown rate goes up exponentially as temp goes up. This is why the synthetics are so popular with the new car sellers. They know the public doesn't change their oil often enough and the synthetics are stable longer at high temperature. All things being equal, I would rather have cleaner $1.50 oil in for 3000 mi vs. dirtier $5.00 synthetic in for 6000 mi.
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[quote]I would rather have cleaner $1.50 oil in for 3000 mi vs. dirtier $5.00 synthetic in for 6000 mi. <hr></blockquote>
Who said anything about dirty? I have to catch the light good on my dipstick just to read the thing my oil is so clean. Just cause someone uses or endorses synthetic it doesn't have anything to do with service intervals. I use Mobil1 in my Mustang and still change it every 3,000 miles. I buy it at Wal-Mart 'cause they sell it the cheapest. I switched to Mobil1 to give my engine the best possible protection I could buy, not so I could slack off on oil changes. Some people use it as a means of extending service intervals and others just use it for the added durability.
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you dont have to change mobil one till 15,000 miles. but even mobil says follow you mfg oil change intervals.
porsche boxters take full advantage of mobil 1. there recomended oil service is 15,000 miles.

oil doesnt get old in 3000 miles. it gets dirty. not just black. but full of cumbustion and gas. then it thins out a bit. the petroleum is still just as good as before. but thinner.

ive seen people change there oil at 10k. and the motor looks like crap inside. full of sludge.

and ive changed oil at 3k and it smells like gas.
so its up to you. and how you wanna spend your money. ive seen maintaned motors last well up to 300k. with or without synthetic.
and the hp increase with a syth is not even 1% in power.
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