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What is the best Mobil 1 oil? #4566686
11/07/17 11:08 AM
11/07/17 11:08 AM
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BIMMA Offline OP
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So, AFE, EP or AP?

Talking about 2GR-FE engine, 0W30 or 5W30?

Thanks.

Last edited by BIMMA; 11/07/17 11:09 AM.

2007 Lexus ES350 2GR-FE Mobil 1 5W30 EP w/OEM filter;
2015 Toyota Yaris 1NZ-FE Mobil 1 0W20 EP w/OEM filter;
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566691
11/07/17 11:20 AM
11/07/17 11:20 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Depends what you plan on doing with it.

AFE = for best fuel economy

EP = best for long drain intervals such as 15,000 miles

If you plan on changing the oil more frequently, I'd probably go with the AFE 0w30.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (180k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566701
11/07/17 11:32 AM
11/07/17 11:32 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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What do you mean by "best"?

The 2GR-FE is very easy on oil, so even the cheapest off-the-shelf oil you can find at Walmart or Meijer will get you to 300k on that engine.


2015 Infiniti Q50
VAS 5W-30 + FRAM PH6607

2015 Nissan Murano
Mobil1 AFE 0W-20 + FRAM XG6607
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566704
11/07/17 11:34 AM
11/07/17 11:34 AM
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To answer your question directly, I'd say 0w40.
For your particular engine, I use 5w30 for the warm season and 0w30 in the cold.
Don't know if that is the best procedure, but has worked well for me for the last 5 years in an Avalon.

Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566708
11/07/17 11:37 AM
11/07/17 11:37 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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The best M1 for you will be the the one that meets the specs for your engine, matches your needs for a motor oil ( long or short oci, economy, etc) and fits your budget. There is no real best.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566715
11/07/17 11:53 AM
11/07/17 11:53 AM
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Worst: 0w40

Best: 10w40 High Mileage


2014 Mercedes GLK350 3.5L DFI
2014 Mercedes E350 Coupe 3.5L DFI
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L V6
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: FlyPenFly] #4566729
11/07/17 12:06 PM
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New England
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Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Worst: 0w40

Best: 10w40 High Mileage


I'd say a 10W40 for a guy doing a change in Michigan in November is not the best oil.
San Diego, no problem.


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: FlyPenFly] #4566737
11/07/17 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Worst: 0w40

Best: 10w40 High Mileage

Thinkin you've got that backwards.

0W-40 is easily Mobil's best oil.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: rooflessVW] #4566742
11/07/17 12:14 PM
11/07/17 12:14 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: FlyPenFly
Worst: 0w40

Best: 10w40 High Mileage

Thinkin you've got that backwards.

0W-40 is easily Mobil's best oil.


Yup, agreed.


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566747
11/07/17 12:23 PM
11/07/17 12:23 PM
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Wet side WA
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The are all great but the greatest one is on sale with a rebate!


2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: sir1900] #4566753
11/07/17 12:30 PM
11/07/17 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: sir1900
What do you mean by "best"?

The 2GR-FE is very easy on oil, so even the cheapest off-the-shelf oil you can find at Walmart or Meijer will get you to 300k on that engine.

How does one know which engines are "easy" on oil or "hard" on oil?? What are the criteria for an engine to be "easy" on oil? I see this statement on here all the time and am puzzled by it.

Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: loneryder] #4566763
11/07/17 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: loneryder
Originally Posted By: sir1900
What do you mean by "best"?

The 2GR-FE is very easy on oil, so even the cheapest off-the-shelf oil you can find at Walmart or Meijer will get you to 300k on that engine.

How does one know which engines are "easy" on oil or "hard" on oil?? What are the criteria for an engine to be "easy" on oil? I see this statement on here all the time and am puzzled by it.


That's easy when the new AI cars happen they will tell you they are low on oil. Then instead of driving themselves to the oil change they will go see their girl friend for the evening.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 11/07/17 12:35 PM.

2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566776
11/07/17 12:50 PM
11/07/17 12:50 PM
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Illinois
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All M1 oils are outstanding for their purpose. Any of them will provide very long lasting engines.


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: BIMMA] #4566801
11/07/17 01:25 PM
11/07/17 01:25 PM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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Define best, first of all.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: What is the best Mobil 1 oil? [Re: loneryder] #4566810
11/07/17 01:33 PM
11/07/17 01:33 PM
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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Originally Posted By: loneryder
Originally Posted By: sir1900
What do you mean by "best"?

The 2GR-FE is very easy on oil, so even the cheapest off-the-shelf oil you can find at Walmart or Meijer will get you to 300k on that engine.

How does one know which engines are "easy" on oil or "hard" on oil?? What are the criteria for an engine to be "easy" on oil? I see this statement on here all the time and am puzzled by it.


The 2GR-FE is easily one of the most discussed engines on these boards alone. Also, there are countless UOAs for these engines using the bulk conventional and cheap synthetic. Most have shown outstanding results.


2015 Infiniti Q50
VAS 5W-30 + FRAM PH6607

2015 Nissan Murano
Mobil1 AFE 0W-20 + FRAM XG6607
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