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#4516083 - 09/14/17 11:59 AM Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake
DibroTeam Offline


Registered: 05/14/13
Posts: 34
Loc: Bulgaria
Hi,

I bought few months ago two bottles Mobil 1 oil.

What do you think?










Edited by DibroTeam (09/14/17 12:00 PM)

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#4516093 - 09/14/17 12:06 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
totegoat Offline


Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Ca
Just as real as any other brand of oil and better than most that cost more.

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#4516103 - 09/14/17 12:19 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8862
Loc: Southeast Florida
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.



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#4516106 - 09/14/17 12:23 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Best bet would be to reach out to XOM via email or Twitter. Looks fine to me shrug

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#4516126 - 09/14/17 12:51 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
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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#4516130 - 09/14/17 12:54 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Nipples make everything more interesting!

Easy pour spouts. Pretty cool.

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#4516134 - 09/14/17 01:00 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
FordCapriDriver Offline


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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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#4516135 - 09/14/17 01:01 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
Johnny2Bad Offline


Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 1810
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
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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#4516138 - 09/14/17 01:06 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: Johnny2Bad]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
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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#4516161 - 09/14/17 01:45 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: fenixguy]
njohnson Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 577
Loc: Indiana
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.

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#4516167 - 09/14/17 01:52 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: fenixguy]
MotoTribologist Online   confused


Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 562
Loc: NJ, USA
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.


Edited by MotoTribologist (09/14/17 01:53 PM)

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#4516197 - 09/14/17 02:38 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
edyvw Offline


Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 5031
Loc: Colorado Springs
Typical European packaging.
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#4516206 - 09/14/17 03:02 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: edyvw]
chrisri Offline


Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 1744
Loc: Rijeka, EU
Yep, Castrol, Shell, Mobil, Total. All use this type. Quite practical actually.
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#4516246 - 09/14/17 03:53 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
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Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
I have that on my laundry detergent. Never thought about it for my engine oil!
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#4516250 - 09/14/17 03:56 PM Re: Mobil 1 0W40 and 5w50 Real or Fake [Re: DibroTeam]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15687
Loc: OH
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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