Japanese Mobil 1 has Type III?

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There is a new store around that is geared to the import tuner kids. The store happens to be owned by (from what they say) a leading parts distibutor in japan. They have the "Straight from Japan" oils section, which has factory Toyota and Honda oils. Along with a Mobil 1 "Road Master" 10w-30. Trying to decypher the side of the 4L can, it says "PAO & Hydroprocessd [sic]". On the Mobil 1 Japan page it agrees-- the rest of the Mobil 1 lineup just says PAO but the 10w-30 still says hydroprocessed. Any clue guys? I know we're mostly a Canadian/US/Australian board, but anyone have a guess? George? The price of the M-1 was a little high at $28.99 for 4L, so i'm not planning on that... Just looking to learn more about the big name oils. ferb!
 

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Little confused as to what happened to this thread.. Replys to posts that i don't see. Anyway.. The oil in question is still SL/CF rated, so it can't be too old. Perhaps the formula is, but not the jugs. ferb!
 
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Originally posted by Ferb: Little confused as to what happened to this thread.. Replys to posts that i don't see. Anyway.. The oil in question is still SL/CF rated, so it can't be too old. Perhaps the formula is, but not the jugs. ferb!
I am sorry that i confused you, i copy-pasted from an older thread.I wanted to point you that PAO is a synthesized hydrocarbon.
 
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"Hydroprocessing" is the industry term for catalyzed/hydrogen saturation isomerization processing of petroleum feedstocks - Group II, Group II+, and Group III respectively according to the "severity" (time, pressure, and the catalyst involved) in the reaction vessel. This suggests to me that this Japanese Mobil 1 is a PAO and Group II or Group III (more probable) blend. So now it starts... [Wink] [ November 22, 2003, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: Ray H ]
 
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Originally posted by yannis: This must be a different kind of Mobil 1.The specs are dated 1995.and the composition of the oil is HC?!? "Mobil 1 is formulated from wax-free synthesized hydrocarbons ...
PAO is a synthesized hydrocarbon.

 
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