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Additives
DateQuestionAnswer
07/11/ 2008
Explain 'Time Release Additives' in Motor Oils
I've read a lot in the last few weeks regarding 'time release additives' in motor oils that suggest that some oil components only become active due to use, thus maintaining the engine protection for l...
Yes, almost all engine oils contain additives that could be described as time-release. This is clever advertising that highlights one of the properties that common antiwear additives exhibit. The anti...
05/05/2008
What's the Zinc Level Mobil 1 15W-50?
Hello, I read your answer about ZDDP and phosphorus levels. You even list the phosphorus level in your table, but you show no listing for the level of zinc. Other oil companies also list their zinc le...
The important element here is the phosphorus since it is the active antiwear additive.  That's why we show phosphorus as well as zinc.  The zinc content is in the range of 0.12 - 0.13 weight percent (...
09/09/2007
Can Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck be Used in a High Compression Car?
I was wondering if Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 is safe to run in a standard American unleaded fuel only V6 DOHC high compression car? 5W-30 does not cut it for my needs and I want to use 5W-40 FU...
Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck is an outstanding synthetic oil that can be used in gasoline passenger cars since it carries API SN credentials, so we would not have any concerns about performance. Diesel ...
08/16/2006
Does Teflon from Oil Filters Impact Oil Performance
Some brands of oil filters have Teflon (PTFE) in the filter element. The Teflon is supposed to be dispersed during operation. Are Teflon-containing filters compatible with Mobil 1 and Mobil synthetic ...
All Mobil 1 products are fully formulated oils and don't require supplemental additives of any kind, including Teflon. However, if you have a strong desire to use a Teflon-containing filter, we don't ...
06/06/2006
Do Oil Stabilizers Make Conventional Oil Equal to Synthetics
I recently replaced the engine in my 1991 GMC Jimmy S15 and was considering using conventional motor oil with Lucas Oil oil stabilizer added to it. Would I accomplish the same thing by using Mobil 1 o...
Mobil 1 fully synthetic motor oil exceeds the industry’s toughest standards and outperforms all conventional oils. We do not recommend adding engine oil additives to any lubricant. The additives in an...
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