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Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? #4658050
02/06/18 01:53 PM
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Please lets not debate thick vs. thin! I just want some ideas how to used 4 qts. of leftover 0W-20 M1. (The back story: it was for my daughters car that was shipped to Alaska.) Moving on, best ideas to blend it off for use in a 2005 Silverado, 5.3? I normally use 10W-30 in hot South TX. Thanks.

Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658077
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Send it to me! LOL


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658093
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Originally Posted By: gfh77665
Please lets not debate thick vs. thin! I just want some ideas how to used 4 qts. of leftover 0W-20 M1. (The back story: it was for my daughters car that was shipped to Alaska.) Moving on, best ideas to blend it off for use in a 2005 Silverado, 5.3? I normally use 10W-30 in hot South TX. Thanks.


Actually the watery stuff is the recommended(as if there really is one) cure for the infamous GM Piston Slap. I dropped down to 5w30 and it really seemed to help. That and turning up the radio wink.

Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658094
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Save it for the right application. It won't go bad.


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Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658100
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Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658112
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Originally Posted By: gfh77665
Best ideas to blend it off for use in a 2005 Silverado, 5.3? I normally use 10W-30 in hot South TX. Thanks.
Blend it with Mobil1 15w50, 1 quart to complete your mix. Increases viscosity enough to make it good in the V8.

Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658119
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Bring it to Walmart to return for store credit, and use the store credit to buy what you use.

Last edited by PandaBear; 02/06/18 03:11 PM.

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Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658138
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IF you know someone who is less fortunate and can use it for oil changes, then let them have it.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: PandaBear] #4658143
02/06/18 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: PandaBear
Bring it to Walmart to return for store credit, and use the store credit to buy what you use.


That’s what I’d do.


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658154
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gfh77665 Offline OP
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Its 4 qts. leftover from the opened 5 Qt. Jug, so I cannot return it.

My truck takes 6 Qts, so I am thinking using it up 1 or 2 Qts at a time. Maybe with 5 Qts of SuperTech 10w-40 for a 5K interval?

Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658163
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Originally Posted By: gfh77665
My truck takes 6 Qts, so I am thinking using it up 1 or 2 Qts at a time. Maybe with 5 Qts of SuperTech 10w-40 for a 5K interval?
Its a good idea to go to a M1 High Mileage 10w40 on an older V8 like yours. You only need 20% 10w40 to get it up to a 30 weight.

Re: Ideas for my left over Mobil 0w-20? [Re: gfh77665] #4658166
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