I went to my local Walmart yesterday to purchase 1 or 2 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 0W20 EP. Supply on hand has been nonexistent in recent weeks.
This time, I was confronted with a sea of new “Triple Action Formula” 0W20 EP. At the very top shelf was a single jug of the “old” version. The Walmart worker was quite ****** 😡 off, when I asked her to drag her ladder over for that top jug. The back and forth conversation kept going like, “It’s all the same/ no, I want THAT jug/ It’s all the same, she shouted, just a new label.” When she finally gave me that top jug (under the threat of a VISUAL assault), I thanked her and quickly exited her department.
Going forward, I think this might be my last jug of 0W20 EP - At least until I have more information. I have been using it since around 2013. I don’t even see any benefit claims on the jug of Triple Action Formula over the current version. Just marketing talk. My suspicions are the high content PAO percentage is now “watered down,” so that it now performs closer to Advanced Fuel Economy 0W20. I may jump ship to one of the HPL 0W20 choices. Like they say, “pricey oil is cheaper than pricey engine parts - every time.”
What do you think?