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12/02/2008
Is the Mobil 1 Installed at Dealerships the Same Product as What's Sold in Stores?
Is Mobil 1 in auto stores the same as the oil used at the Mercedes dealers? BMW uses Castrol but it is supposedly blended to BMW's specs and therefore I cannot use off the shelf Castrol synthetic. Doe...
The Mobil 1 sold at retail stores is the same as that sold at Mercedes-Benz dealers, whenever the viscosity grade and name are the same. Nevertheless, we do have three products that are blended to mee...
09/17/2008
Using Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck in a Car That's Not a Diesel or a Turbo
I drive a Mercedes-Benz C280 year 1997 and 228K mileage. When I went to Autozone the sales rep sold me Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40.  Is this safe to put in my car seeing how it is neither turbo, ...
Yes, Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 can also be used in gasoline engines. However a better choice for your vehicle is Mobil 1 0W-40. Either product will provide outstanding performance and protectio...
08/12/2008
Any Worries About Oil Coking in a Turbocharged Race Engine?
Hello. I run your 0W-40 in my turbocharged road race engine. Sometimes if I have to shut down hot, I will notice on my data logger later that my turbo oil exit temp hits 250°C! Is this too high? At wh...
The temperatures you are seeing are quite high but not surprising. There are a couple of things you can do to protect the turbo from coking. You are already doing the first thing we would recommend wh...
07/24/2008
Will 5W-30 'Overlubricate' a Newer Engine?
I have a new Silverado K1500 with a Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with the Active Fuel Management system. At the end of the break-in period, I would like to start using Mobil 1™ 5W-30 full synthetic lik...
Yes, you can use Mobil 1 5W-30 with your vehicle and it will not ‘overlubricate’ the engine.There are some people who used to think that synthetic oils were too slippery. This is a one of the many myt...
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...
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