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Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? #4520022
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The reformulated Mobil 1 0w/40 oil has the designator "FS" on the label, by itself, is this to denote the very high film strength of this oil?


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520034
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We've talked about it. No one knows what FS means. Full Synthetic? Full SAPS? Film Strength? Filling & Scrumptious?

No one knows.


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520037
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I think it just means Full Synthetic, but I guess that tends to imply that only the 0W40 and 5W50 oils in the M1 line are truly full synthetic?
I think I have read here that only Group IV and V oils can be marketed as full synthetic in Germany, perhaps this is an indication that those oils meet that standard...my supposition and $4.99 will get you a small coffee at Starbucks, though.


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4520048
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I think I have read here that only Group IV and V oils can be marketed as full synthetic in Germany, perhaps this is an indication that those oils meet that standard...

But M1 FS 0w-40 is not classified as full synthetic in Germany. It is classified as "SHC Synthese Technology."


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520083
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Originally Posted By: exShuttlemech
The reformulated Mobil 1 0w/40 oil has the designator "FS" on the label, by itself, is this to denote the very high film strength of this oil?


Call 1-800-ask-mobil


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4520085
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I think I have read here that only Group IV and V oils can be marketed as full synthetic in Germany, perhaps this is an indication that those oils meet that standard...

But M1 FS 0w-40 is not classified as full synthetic in Germany. It is classified as "SHC Synthese Technology."


OK, thanks for the correction on that!


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520086
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Whatever it means, one would think it is not "film strength" since that is not a valid parameter for motor oil. ExxonMobil would not use that as a marketing term.


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520091
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...same price as the basic M1


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: rooflessVW] #4520101
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
We've talked about it. No one knows what FS means.

Yup, here is one of the past threads on this...

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4015497/Re:_New_Mobil_1_FS_0w-40#Post4015497


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520113
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Maybe it stands for all of those things. Who knows. Don't be a sucker for marketing terms. ;-)


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520150
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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520156
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F--- SOPUS??


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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520158
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Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520168
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Full SAPs. This is important to know for diesels and U.S. gasoline (high sulphur) applications.

Re: Mobil1 0w/40 Euro "FS" = Film Strength? [Re: exShuttlemech] #4520186
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