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#93394 - 04/21/09 10:51 AM Mobil 1 no good?
86Z51 Offline
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I've been using Mobil 1 in almost everything I drive and have for some time. I remember a conversation I had with somebody who was in the lubrications business commenting about "problems" with Mobil 1, then I just read a letter to a magazine where somebody was concerned about the quality of Mobil 1 declining.

I might not have given it a second thought, but I had noticed that my oil temps lately have been substantially higher than previously. Specifically, 265 F vs about 230 F on the same track.

I'm thinking about switching oil to see if this helps. Has anybody noticed anything else that might substantiate this concern (i.e.; engine blowing up, etc.)?

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#93395 - 04/21/09 11:11 AM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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Mobil 1 is still a good product, are there better, sure, but for a middle of the road synthetic it does a good job, and offers more protection than anyone except a racer would need. smile
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#93396 - 04/21/09 11:18 AM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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I am a racer, though.

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#93397 - 04/21/09 02:18 PM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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I send samples to Blackstone labs semi-regularly and they alway say my 8-10k old Mobile 1 has plenty of life left in it. That's good enough for me.
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#93398 - 04/25/09 05:04 PM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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Ok, thanks. I think I'm going to try switching to Red Line and see if there's a difference. A 30 degree swing has to be related either to the car or the oil and changing oil is easier than trying to figure out the car. I'll post any difference I see (or not).

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#93399 - 04/25/09 05:08 PM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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I've not experienced any problem with Mobil 1.

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#93400 - 04/28/09 03:08 PM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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Quote:
Originally posted by 86Z51:
I am a racer, though.
I should have said non street cars, if you race and are in a high heat area you may want to look at Amsoil or Red Line
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#93401 - 05/05/09 12:52 PM Re: Mobil 1 no good?
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Mobil 1 has been serving me very well in really high heat areas for some time. My concern was hat I was suddenly seeing a spike in oil temps that looked abnormal. My concern was that either the formulation of the oil had changed for the worse or they had a batch that didn't meet specs.

Way back last century, the US Army, a major buyer of bulk automotive lubricants, started experiencing mass engine failures because of a
batch of oil that was substandard. I see no reason why this could not happen to Mobil-Exxon, or whatever they are called these days.

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