Didn’t realize it’s been out for a while. This explains why 0w40 has been so hard for me to find.
It was $24.xx IIRC. Priced the same as other non EP M1 oils.Light on approvals, more like a store brand competitor from a major. My guess is it's the same thing that VW dealers are now using for VW 502 bulk oil. It uses viscosity, calcium and ZDDP to achieve the specs and nothing else of note. VOA here:
Below is VOA of the new VW OE Oil (P/N: GE555401QDSP) 5W40. Also included chart of all other VOA I have done when choosing oil for my 2016 S3. I do not have any Mobile oil VOA so be interested to see how this compares to off the shelf and may run it to see how it goes. Polaris VOA...bobistheoilguy.com
The previous Castrol bulk VW 502 oil was pretty much the same thing. It worked, I'm sure this will too. What is Wally's pricing on it? Should be less than the top tier offerings.
It was $24.xx IIRC. Priced the same as other non EP M1 oils.
The linked thread hit the nail on the head IMO. People will choose if because it’s a 5w40 and that’s what their manual says.That's interesting. I don't know why this oil would be picked then with other oils of the same viscosity and more approvals are sitting next to it for the same price. Maybe the average Wally's customer will just grab it because they see "Mobil" on the bottle.