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Turbo Engines
DateQuestionAnswer
05/10/2012
How to Stop Oil Burning in a Turbo Engine
I have a k24/k20 turbo Honda. Been running Mobil 1™ 10W-30, and considering switching to Mobil 1 15W-50 to stop oil burning, and to protect the new motor with the zinc additive. Motor has about 1500 m...
Mobil 1 15W-50 is our race-proven technology, specifically formulated with a high zinc content and high viscosity to protect the extreme environments of high performance engines.
01/29/2012
Best Mobil 1 Oil for a 2012 Subaru WRX
I have heard many negative opinions of Mobil 1 (Extended Performance and original) having issues with shearing and issues with oil consumption in the Subaru WRX. I have run Mobil 1 full synthetic in a...
While your vehicle is still under warranty, we recommend you follow the viscosity grade guidelines as stated in your owner’s manual. For your WRX, we recommend Mobil 1 5W-30, or for our ultimate in pe...
01/17/2012
What API Spec Applies to Oil for Turbo Engines?
I have an '86 Chrysler Le Baron, 2.2 turbo engine. Until now I used  the API SG/CD spec. engine oil, which I can't find anymore. The CD spec, I know, is very important for turbos. Did the spec letters...
The API Service Category SG is now obsolete.  Since API SG was introduced, the use of turbochargers has risen dramatically.  The most recent API Service Category (API SN) was developed with turbocharg...
10/13/2010
Will Turbo Engine Suffer from Using 0W-30 Motor Oil?
I have been using Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy in my 2006 Saab 9-5 turbo. Now I am using the recommended Mobil 1 0W-40. Is there any adverse complications from having had used the 0W-30 with th...
Mobil 1 0W-40 is recommended to give you some enhanced viscometric protection in your turbocharger over a 0W-30 viscosity grade.  We have successfully used other SAE 30 viscosity grade oils in turboch...
06/16/2010
Difference Between Turbocharged and Supercharged
What is the difference between "turbocharged" and "supercharged" engines?
These two types of engines are very different from each other. But they serve a common purpose, which is to deliver more horsepower. But the difference lies in the way they do it. The supercharged eng...
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