Difference between the two Mobil 1 SS bottles

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I went to Kmart and saw two different Mobil 1 SS bottles! The front label of bottle “A” says “NEW (red) SuperSyn” , the back of the bottle says “pours at -49 deg F. The front label of bottle “B” says “mobil 1 Cd Case by Mail” “SuperSyn”, and the back of the bottle says “pours at -54 deg F” They are booth mobil 1 SS 5w-30 Which one is the new formula with a lot of Moly in it? Thanks [ November 04, 2002, 02:50 PM: Message edited by: Wantmore ]
 
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Bottle "b" is in fact the newer one. We just started getting them to replace the original SS bottles at the autozone i work at. 10w30 is being changed to read "multi vehicle formula" instead of "high mileage vehicle formula"
 

Patman

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Originally posted by Greg: so what's the difference?
Probably just the labels. I always thought it was dumb of them to label their 10w30 as high mileage formula. Maybe they changed it after reading some of the posts on here!
 

Al

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Mobil and PR: Ihave noticed errors in their specs in the past (website). They also seem to have a problem with frequent changing of bottles to the point that I'm not sure whats really in them. I agree that calling the 10W-30 "for Higher Milage Cars" was just plain stupid. Their packaging and PR departments are definitely not run by very deep swimmers. I hope that their production depart and R&D is better. Sometimes I wonder about that. [Eek!]
 
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Quote: "I hope that their production depart and R&D is better." I believe Mobil gives us some very good products given their hands are tied behind their backs having to deal with that Starburst symbol and all.They are selling a great Supersyn Synthetic oil at less than the other Competitors group III's [Cool] I see where Walmart has dropped the price of the Pennzoil Pennzane Synthetic Group III [Eek!] by around a buck per quart( now $3.34 ) . Are they tired of knocking the dust off the bottles ? [Big Grin]
 

Patman

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Originally posted by impala_sc: I wish there was one Mobil1 xW30 that dropped the ILSAC standard/starburst. It would be about [email protected] and/or HTHS >[email protected] That would qualify for ACEA A3 like their 0W40. THEN they could truly call it the "higher mileage formula". And I would buy it.
Why not just buy their 0w40 then?
 

Al

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Originally posted by Patman:
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Originally posted by impala_sc: I wish there was one Mobil1 xW30 that dropped the ILSAC standard/starburst. It would be about [email protected] and/or HTHS >[email protected] That would qualify for ACEA A3 like their 0W40. THEN they could truly call it the "higher mileage formula". And I would buy it.
Why not just buy their 0w40 then?

Or the Delvac 1 (5W-40)??
 
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