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Mobil 1 AFE #4755397
05/12/18 09:19 PM
05/12/18 09:19 PM
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Indiana
scusemez28 Offline OP
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Bought a 2018 Chevy Equinox with the 2.0 litre turbo engine.Requested oil is 5-30 Dexos 1 Gen 2.Mobil 1 AFE comes in a 0-30.Don`t hear much about this oil,what does everybody think about this stuff ?


2017 Silverado14,900 mi
2018 Equinox3,300 mi
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 101,000 mi
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Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755409
05/12/18 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: scusemez28
Bought a 2018 Chevy Equinox with the 2.0 litre turbo engine.Requested oil is 5-30 Dexos 1 Gen 2.Mobil 1 AFE comes in a 0-30.Don`t hear much about this oil,what does everybody think about this stuff ?

0w20 till the cows come to pasture. Depends on what features you are looking for i shoot for overall best.

Last edited by HondaBroMike; 05/12/18 09:27 PM.


Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755410
05/12/18 09:28 PM
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why not run 5w30 AFE?

Either would work but why make another decision besides brand. Oil is easy nowadays. You really have to go out of your way to get a bad oil for the engine.

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755415
05/12/18 09:36 PM
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Use a synthetic 5W-30 in the summer and 0W-20 or 0W-30 in the winter.

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755420
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I would consider it if I were located more up to the North. If your winter temperatures are generally above -15C, with a few occasional drops to -25C (like I have here), then the 5W30 will work as well. If you experience harsher climate than that, the the 0W30 AFE is worth exploring.

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: danez_yoda] #4755423
05/12/18 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
why not run 5w30 AFE?

Maybe because it doesn’t exist?

Last edited by LotI; 05/12/18 09:42 PM.

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Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755426
05/12/18 09:44 PM
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P.S. a few manufacturers (Mobil, Pennzoil, Petro Canada) have 5W30 dexos1g2 oils that have outstanding cold temperature characteristics, they’re nearly as good as a 0W You may check their MRV and CCS figures and pick the 5W30 oil with the best low temperature flow and it will work great for your climate, while also firmly keeping you within the warranty.

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755441
05/12/18 10:03 PM
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I would go with any 5w30 d1G2 or SN+ oil. Disregard the 0w20 blather.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755459
05/12/18 10:56 PM
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Last I looked, M1 0W30 AFE was the lone dexos1 Gen 2 oil in that grade.
I haven't seen it in stores yet, though, just old stock with the dexos1 license.
I would suspect that this is one oil that didn't need a lot of changes for Gen 2, but that's just a guess on my part. I might run this oil next winter if I can find a jug with the d1G2 logo by then.


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Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755473
05/12/18 11:17 PM
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yah just in walmart , nowhere else in 5 qrt jugs


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Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755492
05/13/18 12:01 AM
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AFE is only on 0w-x flavor. Just an FYI.


Always Mobil 1
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2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: HondaBroMike] #4755499
05/13/18 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: HondaBroMike

0w20 till the cows come to pasture. Depends on what features you are looking for i shoot for overall best.



So yesterday I noticed you recommended not straying from the 0w20 that Honda requires because of warranty concerns for a guys CRV:

Originally Posted By: HondaBroMike
his CRV's warranty won't allow for anything less or "greater" than a 0w-20, book it, I mean, warranty book it. Nice try guys but good information for people out there with beaters. Op, I used a 55 cent per Quart oil or 1.55 cent jug oil in my 17 Civic and it has eliminated a grind I would have at startup. I would like to see any of these other recommendations actual fix quirky and inconsistent issues like this, I would vegas book it. Doesn't need any Euro certs, nor BMW not none of that.. but yeah. none of that. Just API SN donut and than it's own UOA and user "testimonials" stuff reported like what I just did.


But then the Chevy that has Dexos 30 wt requirements you have no problem saying 0w20 warranty be [censored].

You can be wrong but at least be consistent.


OP: use a Dexos approved 30Wt oil and follow the OLM and you’ll be fine.


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'15 Prius C Napa 0w20
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Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4755500
05/13/18 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Last I looked, M1 0W30 AFE was the lone dexos1 Gen 2 oil in that grade.


Yep, it's good stuff.

Originally Posted By: nap
P.S. a few manufacturers (Mobil, Pennzoil, Petro Canada) have 5W30 dexos1g2 oils that have outstanding cold temperature characteristics, they’re nearly as good as a 0W You may check their MRV and CCS figures and pick the 5W30 oil with the best low temperature flow and it will work great for your climate, while also firmly keeping you within the warranty.


Dexos limits the MRV to 40,000Cp while SAE J300 has a 60,000Cp limit.

So a Dexos 5W is definitely a good cold performer.

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: HondaBroMike] #4755503
05/13/18 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: HondaBroMike
Originally Posted By: scusemez28
Bought a 2018 Chevy Equinox with the 2.0 litre turbo engine.Requested oil is 5-30 Dexos 1 Gen 2.Mobil 1 AFE comes in a 0-30.Don`t hear much about this oil,what does everybody think about this stuff ?

0w20 till the cows come to pasture. Depends on what features you are looking for i shoot for overall best.


Seriously you are recommending the OP use lower than the manual requirement states ?

Are you providing the warranty for this advice ?

Re: Mobil 1 AFE [Re: scusemez28] #4755594
05/13/18 06:49 AM
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I suggest avoiding uber thin oils in that engine. GM has had it's share of chain failures due to a combo of thin oils and extended drain intervals. Not to mention the turbocharger is a high boost design, significantly loading the engine. Use the highest quality synthetic oil of the proper viscosity and change it frequently.

Last edited by Cujet; 05/13/18 06:51 AM.

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