Mobil 1 0W-40

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jul 20, 2004
Messages
17
Location
utah
Maybe someone can answer this for me. Could I use M1 0W-40 in my '02 Toyota 4runner? I have heard it is really a high end 30wt, is this true? And if so, would it be something that could be used in a toyota engine? I'm also trying to get the best gas mileage as well and since I can't find GC 0W-30 here I thought maybe M1 0W-40 would be a better option. Any input?
 

dB

Joined
Apr 29, 2004
Messages
89
Location
indy
I don't know about high-end 30 wt. It must be higher than that or they couldn't advertise the 40 number. I use it in my Audi's. It seems to do well for me. I think I'll be switching my 944 over to it next oil change. I used to use 10w40 all the time, so the 0W-40 appealed to me.
 
Joined
Nov 25, 2003
Messages
2,602
Location
The Tropics of Antartica
quote:
Originally posted by jtn26: Maybe someone can answer this for me. Could I use M1 0W-40 in my '02 Toyota 4runner? I have heard it is really a high end 30wt, is this true?
I don't believe it to be true . It starts out a solid 40wt and thins down to a 30wt sometimes then when ran long enough it runs back to a 40wt . Thing is most don't run this oil to 8500-12,500 miles or so which it is capable of in some engines and driving style . If your only going for say 6k intervals I'd say try it and see how your fuel mileage is affected . This oil nearly always shows very low insolubles . It's a different Supersyn [Cool] Other than that , the 10w-30 Supersyn would be a good oil for you year around same with the less than 5 bucks a quart 5w-30 BMW High Performance Synthetic from any BMW dealer . The latter might be the best bang for buck depending on how you drive . There are other oils too that would serve you well . More opinions will follow . [Smile] [ August 05, 2004, 10:00 AM: Message edited by: Motorbike ]
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2002
Messages
3,593
Location
Outside smalltown, IL
GC or M1 0W-40 are both good oils but I don't think either would be a good choice if you're looking for fuel economy. I saw a noticable increase in fuel consumption after switching my 3.4L 4Runner from M1 5W-30 to GC. Unless the next UOA on my 4Runner is really stellar, I'm going back to M1 5W-30 and some Scheaffers #132... [ August 05, 2004, 03:31 PM: Message edited by: jsharp ]
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2002
Messages
34,641
Location
NJ
Did You Know? Mobil 1 European Formula 0W-40 exceeds virtually all global automotive industry standards and the major leading engine-builders' requirements. From Mobil's webpage. [Big Grin]
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2003
Messages
1,397
Location
Katy, Texas
I'm running Mobil 0w40 right now and I think its great. i've put 500 miles on it and plan on going 6K- 7.5K miles on it. The oil allows my engine to warm up a lot faster now. My gas mileage is up because of that. The Jeep drives incredibly smoother. The engine isn't as audible at idle.
 

Al

Joined
Jun 8, 2002
Messages
19,313
Location
Elizabethtown, Pa
For me 0W-40 is the last Mobil oil I would use. If I wanted the heavier voscosity-I would just mix the 10W-30 and 15W-50. Other than that I would just go with the 5W or 10W-30. Or maybe better the 0W-30 German Castrol.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top