"Higher Mileage" and "Multiple Car Formula" Mobil 1

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Saw 10w-30 five-quarters on the shelf today in a Wal Mart. Two different labels as described in the thread title. Which is the most current formulation? Just curious.
 
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I guess after a while Mobil decided to end confusion about "High mileage" name, because some of the new cars were and still require 10w-30. On mobil's website you can find a whole bunch of questions and aswers about 10w-30 and "high mileage" name. There is nothing special about this oil no matter how you call it. I suppose they wanted to call it high mileage for some reason. They didn't change formulation just put a new label. Actually, this is kind of funny. Mobil claims that engine with their oil after 200k miles showed "virtually no wear." If person had been using 5w-30 and mobil recommends using 10w-30 after 75k miles that means that mobil 5w-30 does cause wear if you need heavier oil.
 
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I was out "Autozoning" tonight and I saw a poster in the window for an M1 sale they were having and the 10W30 label said, "Multiple Car Formula." So, I am guessing if you see these bottles this is the newest version you can buy (if they actually did any formula changing).
 

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The latest M1 has more boron, more calcium and marginally higher ZDDP, so the newer the batch you buy the better off you are!
 

YZF150

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Patman, right you are. Problem is, consumers are without much clue as to which one to buy. Another example: I was in a place a few weeks ago--big sports and auto chain--and they had a sale going on for Mobil1 five-quarts. $13-something US. It was Tri-Syn. It sold out.
 
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