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Old 01-27-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Mobil 1 0W40?

I would like to know anyone using mobile1 0w40 for STI? I am using Amsoil 5w30 but it burn oil pertty much, so i want to try the mobile1 0w40.
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Old 01-27-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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I would like to know anyone using mobile1 0w40 for STI? I am using Amsoil 5w30 but it burn oil pertty much, so i want to try the mobile1 0w40.
i use motul 5W40... i think 0W40 is not thick enough for turbo cars?
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:11 AM   #3
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i use motul 5W40... i think 0W40 is not thick enough for turbo cars?
It's plenty thick ... plenty thick. FWIW, I am running the new 0w-30 Mobil 1 Racing Formulation oil.

http://www.mobil1.com/products/racing_formula.jsp

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...cing_0W-30.asp

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Old 01-27-2005, 09:19 AM   #4
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i've used mobil1 0w40 since my first oil change, been through everything from -5F to 100F

best, oil, ever.
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:24 AM   #5
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i use motul 5W40... i think 0W40 is not thick enough for turbo cars?
xW40 means they're both the same "thickness"
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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From the American Petroleum Institute at www.api.org


SAE Viscosity Grade

The center of the Donut shows the oil's SAE viscosity grade. Viscosity is a measure of an oil's flow characteristics, or thickness, at certain temperatures.

The low-temperature viscosity (the first number, 5W in a 5W-30 oil) indicates how quickly an engine will crank in winter and how well the oil will flow to lubricate critical engine parts at low temperatures. The lower the number the more easily the engine will start in cold weather.

The high-temperature viscosity (the second number, 30 in a 5W-30 oil) provides thickness, or body, for good lubrication at operating temperatures.

A multigrade oil (for example, SAE 5W-30) provides good flow capability for cold weather but still retains thickness for high-temperature lubrication.

A single grade oil (a single number in the center of the donut) is recommended for use under a much narrower set of temperature conditions than multigrade oils.

Operators should refer to their owner's manuals to select the proper viscosity oil for the ambient temperature and operating conditions at which the equipment will be used.

More information can be found at www.sae.org as well.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:37 PM   #7
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:55 PM   #8
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When will you folks realize there is a forum for this?
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:20 PM   #9
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This helps out on everyones # of posts made for a higher status.

Mobil 1 5w30
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:45 AM   #10
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Default Averages...

I can't back this up with documents (that I don't have to look up) but I can tell you that a 0-40w is on average thinner than a 5-40w

The ranges are cold weight vs Normal temp BUT there is some averaging involved as well IE... Or so I have read I believe in a FAQ about oil on this forum.
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