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Low Ash Oil
DateQuestionAnswer
03/12/2012
Using a Low Ash Engine Oil in a Lexus
Can I use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 instead of Mobil 1 5W-30? I have Lexus RX 350 2009 (no warranty). If I use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 will something happen?
Specifically targeted for diesel engines, Mobil 1™ ESP Formula 5W-30 synthetic oil does carry several key OEM/industry approvals in gasoline engines including those from Porsche, BMW, and the Industry...
12/06/2009
Can Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 Be Used in a Volkswagen Golf TDI?
I see that your Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 has the Volkswagen 504.00/507.00 approval. I have a 2005 Golf diesel that requires Volkswagen 505.01. Your specification sheet says that the ESP Formula can b...
You can use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 for this application.
03/24/2009
What Does Low Ash Mean in Motor Oils?
What is low ash?
There are certain additives used in engine oils that, when they leak past the piston rings and get into the combustion side of the engine, can produce ash when burned. This ash can cause filter pluggi...
02/15/2009
What Are the Benefits of Low Ash Oil?
What are the benefits of using "low ash" oil? I have some Mobil 1 low ash for my Mercedes diesel. Can it be used elsewhere?
Low ash oils typically are used for diesel vehicles that have a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) so the carryover oil that makes it into the exhaust system does not foul the particulate filter.  We rec...
02/02/2009
Is Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-30 an Ester Oil?
Is Ester oil the same as Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-30 synthetic motor oil? Can I buy this at retail instead of only at Nissan dealerships for my 2009 Nissan Maxima?
The lubricant recommended for this application is a 5W-30 API certified engine oil but because Nissan has preference for an Ester Oil it appears they are supportive of higher quality synthetic type pr...
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