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Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: Kamaka ()
Date: June 07, 2019 04:52PM

Has anyone switched from conventional oil to Mobile1?
Any benefits? Any problems?
How about in an older engine?
I was going to use 10-30 same weight as conventional

Your thoughts?

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: steve57 ()
Date: June 07, 2019 05:06PM

I use regular 10w30 oil, Pennzoil last time. Everyone has their favorite. Mobil 1 is ok if you want to pay the extra cost. I just change the oil more often.

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 07, 2019 05:10PM


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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 08, 2019 11:34PM

I run Mobil1 in all my Corvairs and they all have old engines.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 09, 2019 10:16PM

There is a difference between "running", and "running a long time"! hot smiley
Personally, I would listen to richard1. thumbs up

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: June 10, 2019 12:49AM

Indeed...richard1 is our resident petroleum industry expert.

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: June 10, 2019 06:24AM

On the Dyno with a V8 Mobil one 15/50 made 8 more HP over Unical Conventional Racing oil.Witnessed it myself. Guess whats in my Racecar smiling smiley Mike

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:58PM

There are lots of oils, for lots of different engine designs. So far, ZDDP seems to be the best long range protection for flat tappet valve trains. But I wouldn't put it in a modern engine.

Change out the valve train for roller bearings, and you can think differently.

And Racing always involves compromises. I think most want longevity, and that is where the 10W-30 CI-4 or later spec fits the bill.

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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 10, 2019 05:46PM

Mobil 1 0W40 has 1100ppm zddp.

Joel
Northlake, TX
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Re: Mobile1 Oil
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: June 10, 2019 09:57PM

I really like Mobil 1 0w-40 FS European Formula... currently rated #6 in 540Rat's ranking system, the viscosity for that stuff seems to be nearly perfect for year round driving. I have approximately one year and 6000 miles on
my new cam using this oil, and the lifters have stayed really quiet, the oil stays really clean and the engine has run like a watch!
Its worth noting that 540rat has had correspondence with race teams that no longer use "racing oil" for their engines, instead have changed to oils by the same manufacturer that test much higher (top of his list). The reason they changed was because from tear downs and inspection, they found the "racing oil"
was causing excessive wear, and with the "top of the list" stuff, the wear levels were so low as to be not detectable.

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