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#2270342 - 05/25/11 07:29 AM Mobil Special
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Saw quarts of Mobil Special (not Super) dino oil at Target.
Is that the same stuff as their bulk dino oil?

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#2270362 - 05/25/11 08:04 AM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
ChrisD46 Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 1188
Loc: GA.
Yes , it appears to be an oil with a lessor add pack than Mobil Super . To be safe , if Mobil Super is good for 5K mile OCI then I would consider Mobil Special to be a 3K ~ 4K mile oil .

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#2270957 - 05/25/11 08:07 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Yeah, Probably 3-4K is about right. I don't remember the exact price, but it was cheap. Thanks for the info!

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#2271002 - 05/25/11 08:50 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
Greggy_D Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 1533
Loc: Near Ann Arbor, Michigan
Come on.....if it is SN or even SM rated it is good for 5k minimum. Let's not get ridiculous.
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#2271021 - 05/25/11 09:06 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: ChrisD46]
Hallmark Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 830
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Originally Posted By: ChrisD46
To be safe , if Mobil Super is good for 5K mile OCI then I would consider Mobil Special to be a 3K ~ 4K mile oil .


So now we're back to the 1950s 3,000 mile OCI recommendations?

I don't think that is appropriate with any modern API SM/SN GF-4/GF-5 motor oil.

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#2271028 - 05/25/11 09:13 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
GMorg Offline


Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2326
Loc: Mizzou-land
Does someone here really think that 3K changes haven't been recommended since the '50s?

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#2271043 - 05/25/11 09:23 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13470
Loc: Michigan
Still depends on the driving, but 3-5k sounds about right...
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#2271099 - 05/25/11 10:47 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
dubie2003 Offline


Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 489
Loc: Melbourne, Florida
Their website states that the "Special" is for 4k, just past the severs service interval on vehicles (3750miles usually).

The Super is 5k, Super syn is a bit more and then M1 is even better.

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#2271124 - 05/25/11 11:33 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: Greggy_D]
Loobed Offline


Registered: 07/20/07
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Loc: Northern California, USA
Originally Posted By: Greggy_D
Come on.....if it is SN or even SM rated it is good for 5k minimum. Let's not get ridiculous.



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#2271283 - 05/26/11 07:51 AM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
OK. If the website says 4K for severe driving, then 4K I guess unless it goes over the OEM recommendation.

I wonder it it's the same as their bulk dino a lot of dealerships use?

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#2271327 - 05/26/11 08:56 AM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
ChrisD46 Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 1188
Loc: GA.
OK , if you think Special is for a routine 5K mile run - then why would you need Super ? If it were me :

Special = 4K OCI
Super = 5K OCI
Super Syn = 6K OCI
Mobil 1 = 7.5K OCI

None of them would stay in the engine longer than 6 months ...

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#2271443 - 05/26/11 11:17 AM Re: Mobil Special [Re: river_rat]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13428
Loc: Canada
ANY API SM/SN oil will do 5-6k in pretty well any vehicle without issue - LOTS of UOA's on here prove that.

But, oil is still extremely cheap relatively speaking, and no car has ever been harmed by doing 3-4k OCI's, so if that helps folks sleep at night, so be it.
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#2271553 - 05/26/11 01:39 PM Re: Mobil Special [Re: addyguy]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13470
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: addyguy
ANY API SM/SN oil will do 5-6k in pretty well any vehicle without issue - LOTS of UOA's on here prove that.

But, oil is still extremely cheap relatively speaking, and no car has ever been harmed by doing 3-4k OCI's, so if that helps folks sleep at night, so be it.



Better the oil than the engine....
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