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Mobile 1 synthetic oil?

Any one using the Mobile 1 synthetic oil? Is this a good oil to be running? It is fairly pricy at $6.99 a liter. Has does it compare to the other full synthetic oils? Thanks.
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In my opion Mobile 1 is not what it used to be. If you want a synthetic, try Shell Rotella (blue bottle) sold at Wally Mart. About $12-$13 per Gallon or 5 quarts can't remember. Out performs Mobile 1 compares close to Amsoil synthetic. Not good for air cooled engines or roller bearings, too slippery and does not allow the bearings to roll.
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i use moble one in my cars. it have no complaints with it, an di feel it is worth the price of admission.

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Seems to do well in my LS1 engine.
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Been running mobil 1 for as long as I can remeber , there isn't much better except maybe royal purple or amsoil.

All the indy cars use it........good for them good for me

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Mobil 1 is the oil that finally eliminated the bearing troubles I was having with my 428. With any other oil at the end of the season the bearings would be junk, my engine builder told me to go with Mobil. I have run rod bearings for 2 seasons now and they still looked great.
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Another for Mobil 1, use it in my Formula and that's all I use.

I stuck with conventional oil for my daily driver since I drive it a lot more than the Pontiac and just do LOF changes every 4000kms. I can rack that up every 1.5-2 months.

The 408W that I had in the granada (R.I.P.) never saw synthetic oil, I'd do a LOF on that engine pretty well every 2-3 weeks so I just use nature's crude.

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I use it in both race cars. Only complaint I have is that the Mobil 1 seems to milk quicker than the crude did in the alky motor. Other than that, I like it. Holds pressure whether it's 40 degrees or 240, where the old 10w30 Valvoline would drop about 15 psi when it got up to temp.
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I've been using Mobil 1 for a couple of years now in my 80,000+
miles 302. Oil pressure is still at 50 psi. Walmart has it at $20 for 5 quarts - not a bad deal.
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Mobile 1 synthetic oil?

How often do you need to change synthetic? Yeah it has better lubrication properties, but if it is doing its job, it will be collecting engine contaminants. For a basic cruiser, with hardly any miles per year, I wonder if synthetic, changed out a couple times a year (or more often?) is not worth the extra cost.

What about you racers? How often do you change your oil?
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I considered using it but seeing mine gets about 2500 miles a summer and I change it in the sring when I get it out and again mid summer I'm not so sure its worth it.
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Mobile 1 synthetic oil?

Average person changes oil 4 times a year (every 3 months).
cheap oil:
5 qts oil: $6
1 filter: $3
Total: $9 x 4 = $36 annually

Mobil 1:
5qts: $22
1 filter: $3
Total: $25 x 4 = $100 annual

So running the cheap stuff saved you 65 bucks in a whole year... if you REALLY need that extra 65 bucks a year, why not just drink one less can of soda every day, or a couple less beers a week, or one less stop at McDonald's ever month, and let both yourself and your engine be much healthier

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Amsoil is better then all the others and there is extensive tests to prove it all over. Also if you become a dealer like we are it is cheaper then any other oil out there.
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