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With all these fancy oils... M1? #4544296
10/15/17 04:57 PM
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SO with all of these fancy shamcy oils out now a days how does the "original" Mobil 1 stack up? It has a great pedigree and is readily available. Perhaps it not the most cost effective at retail price but otherwise is it a solid oil? Has it been *cough* watered down, so to speak since the introduction, of Mobil's other oils?


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544310
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To me the original M1's are the heavy weights 5W50 / 15W50 as that is what we first got in Australia back in the 90's. However the regular M1 5W30 is what I'm using now, and I'm not a Mobil guy, but it seemed to be such a well designed and well balanced package, that I was keen to give it a run.

It's still a world class oil, IMO, lots of other good stuff out there too from the other manufacturers, but regular M1 5W30 is still a great choice for most applications. It gives nothing away to the others.


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Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544314
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Originally Posted By: buck91
SO with all of these fancy shamcy oils out now a days how does the "original" Mobil 1 stack up? It has a great pedigree and is readily available. Perhaps it not the most cost effective at retail price but otherwise is it a solid oil? Has it been *cough* watered down, so to speak since the introduction, of Mobil's other oils?


You think all these fancy shamcy new oils are responsible for the new car market falling on its fancy. You know every one now can do 20K OCI's and drive all those cars 600K's plus!


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544316
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But Mobil is sooooo noisy! LoL sorry i had too grin


2007 Silverado Classic 1500 Crewcab 5.3L 460,000kms
Engine oil Mobil 1 0w40fs
Oil Filter Fram Ultra 10575
Trans Oil Amsoil Torque Drive
Front Diff Amsoil SG75w90
T-Case Autotrak II
Rear Diff Amsoil SG75w140
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544335
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Originally Posted By: buck91
SO with all of these fancy shamcy oils out now a days how does the "original" Mobil 1 stack up? It has a great pedigree and is readily available. Perhaps it not the most cost effective at retail price but otherwise is it a solid oil? Has it been *cough* watered down, so to speak since the introduction, of Mobil's other oils?


What do you mean by expensive? They still have a $12 rebate through the end of October so you can get 0w40 oil for $22.88 at Walmart and get a 5 quart jug for $10.88 after rebate. I wouldn't call that expensive. That's cheaper than some conventional.

Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544353
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ON, Canada eh?
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I get Amsoil shipped to my door and I save with a prefered customer membership and their new points program. For me up here it makes it either the same price as off the shelf synthetic or slightly cheaper. It has never been anything but exceptional performance for me so I stick with it.

In the U.S. good quality synthetic can be found on good sales so it would be different for you.

Any off the shelf synthetic today from the mainstream brands is going to offer you excellent performance. It's extended OCI's or driving your vehicles until the wheels fall off that will have you reaching for the very best and that can only be confirmed with a UOA and time. wink

cheers


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544367
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It's the most widely complained about oil on this forum. grin2

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Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: StevieC] #4544368
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
I get Amsoil shipped to my door and I save with a prefered customer membership and their new points program. For me up here it makes it either the same price as off the shelf synthetic or slightly cheaper. It has never been anything but exceptional performance for me so I stick with it.

In the U.S. good quality synthetic can be found on good sales so it would be different for you.

Any off the shelf synthetic today from the mainstream brands is going to offer you excellent performance. It's extended OCI's or driving your vehicles until the wheels fall off that will have you reaching for the very best and that can only be confirmed with a UOA and time. wink

cheers


Does your price include shipping and is it cheaper than $22.88 a 5 quart Jug?

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2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544369
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Just got the girlfriend PP 5w30 for her jeep at advanced auto 26.99 for 5 quart. I think they still offer a rebate.

Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: Brett776] #4544375
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Originally Posted By: Brett776
Just got the girlfriend PP 5w30 for her jeep at advanced auto 26.99 for 5 quart. I think they still offer a rebate.


http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions...XRpb25hbDE3Lw==


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544377
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I'm lucky I have a 99 cent only store here. So I got Kendall GT-1 for less then 21 dollars for 7 quarts. No rebates no coupons. I prefer Pennzoil but that everyday price can not be beat.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
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Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544384
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M1 5w-20 and 5w-30 are both dexos1 approved oils. They are excellent oils. Some of the other 5w-20 and 0w-20 are dexos1 as well. Mobil doesn't make a bad oil. The 0w-40 has a bunch of high performance approvals. Porsche A40 among them.

The EP and AP oils are tested for longer drains. I may settle on the 0w-20 AP as a change and forget about it except for top off. I could probably cut back to an oil change every other year.

M1 is good oil


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4544385
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Does your price include shipping and is it cheaper than $22.88 a 5 quart Jug?


No and that is why I said it would be different for him.

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In the U.S. good quality synthetic can be found on good sales so it would be different for you.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544433
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I have started running M1 5W-20 in my Tundra. I only run the truck about 6-7k per year but I have decided to change out every 5k. I know this is probably too conservative but I have the piece of mind doing it this way.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: With all these fancy oils... M1? [Re: buck91] #4544449
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tig1 said mobil 1 made his motor louder than his stereo.

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