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Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake #4516083
09/14/17 10:59 AM
09/14/17 10:59 AM
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Bulgaria
DibroTeam Offline OP
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Bulgaria
Hi,

I bought few months ago two bottles Mobil 1 oil.

What do you think?









Last edited by DibroTeam; 09/14/17 11:00 AM.
Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516093
09/14/17 11:06 AM
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Just as real as any other brand of oil and better than most that cost more.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516103
09/14/17 11:19 AM
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Kendall, FL
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I think he's asking if this is "real" Mobil1 or a counterfeit. If so, hard to tell now a days for sure, but going by your pics, Mobil1 uses different packaging than what we get here. Still looks good to me.





18 Sportage 2.4L AWD: Mobil1 Annual Protection 5W20 + Mobil1-104A
13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30 + FRAM XG9688

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516106
09/14/17 11:23 AM
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'murica
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Best bet would be to reach out to XOM via email or Twitter. Looks fine to me shrug

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516126
09/14/17 11:51 AM
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I remember those bottles here in the states but they had the normal caps. I've never seen a cap like that before. If you were local, I'd tell you they're fake and you should send them to me for disposal! grin

Seriously, what's the deal with those caps?


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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516130
09/14/17 11:54 AM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
Nipples make everything more interesting!

Easy pour spouts. Pretty cool.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516134
09/14/17 12:00 PM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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If you got it from a reputable source, i'd guess it's probably real, and ok?


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1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.

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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516135
09/14/17 12:01 PM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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I've seen Mobil1 in a variety of bottles. I notice that yours are 4 litres, the ones for sale here are 4.4 litres (4 US Quarts). Might be a result of the "Wal-Mart Trick" ... selling a product in a smaller container to be able to charge a lower price. Note that the other image is for a 5 US Quart container.


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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4516138
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Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
I've seen Mobil1 in a variety of bottles. I notice that yours are 4 litres, the ones for sale here are 4.4 litres (4 US Quarts). Might be a result of the "Wal-Mart Trick" ... selling a product in a smaller container to be able to charge a lower price. Note that the other image is for a 5 US Quart container.


That makes no sense because 2 liters is 2.11 quarts.


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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: fenixguy] #4516161
09/14/17 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: fenixguy
I remember those bottles here in the states but they had the normal caps. I've never seen a cap like that before. If you were local, I'd tell you they're fake and you should send them to me for disposal! grin

Seriously, what's the deal with those caps?


Those are the caps Mobil was using for the older Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 and the 1300 Super jugs. I have some in my stash right now. Our family starting using Delvac around 5 years ago? And that is the way they were. Then, about a year and half ago or two years ago, the bottles were changed. Now, they don't have the nifty spout anymore. The bottles and labels were changed, I also noticed the location changed as well. On the older bottles, on the back label, it says Fairfax, Virginia. The new bottles say Spring, Texas.

Mobil 1 oil bottles don't have the caps and didn't, even when the Delvac had the caps.

Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: fenixguy] #4516167
09/14/17 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: fenixguy
I remember those bottles here in the states but they had the normal caps. I've never seen a cap like that before. If you were local, I'd tell you they're fake and you should send them to me for disposal! grin

Seriously, what's the deal with those caps?

The company I work for previously used those caps for our oil. Now we don't. So now I can't even use my own company's oil because I need a pour spout to fill the final drive on my streetbike. Oh how I long for sensible and convenient packaging decisions over the current penny pinching method.

Last edited by MotoTribologist; 09/14/17 12:53 PM.
Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516197
09/14/17 01:38 PM
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Colorado Springs
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Typical European packaging.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: edyvw] #4516206
09/14/17 02:02 PM
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Rijeka, EU
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Yep, Castrol, Shell, Mobil, Total. All use this type. Quite practical actually.


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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516246
09/14/17 02:53 PM
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Onondaga County
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I have that on my laundry detergent. Never thought about it for my engine oil!


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Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam] #4516250
09/14/17 02:56 PM
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OH
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Looks pretty authentic and those are the same caps as used on NA market Delvac gallon jugs. I've had a few of these.
A couple of EU savvy guys have also noted that this is normal packaging in Europe, so I'd say you got the real stuff.
Look at it this way. If I were counterfeiting oil, would I bother to use a complicated and costly cap design?


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