Mobil 1 AP 5w-30--what happened? Can't find any.

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I am unable to find any M1 AP 5w-30 in the stores. Especially in the 5 Quart bottle. I am able to find it on the internet--but only at high price. Has it be discontinued? Anyone knows of a retailer that offers it at a reasonable price?
 
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Yes it is being discontinued, I thought I seen something about them bumping Extended Performance to 20,000mi, but can't find a source on that now. But Walmart clearanced out their stock of AP, it can still be found in some store for $17-25 but pretty much it's gone.
 
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Though... Buster spoke with someone in the know from Mobil 1 and they are going to use AP oils in the EP line up.... So it's really not totally going away.
 
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Originally Posted by bbhero
Though... Buster spoke with someone in the know from Mobil 1 and they are going to use AP oils in the EP line up.... So it's really not totally going away.
I have talked to them 2 times and both times was told AP formulation dead / obsolete, with no change to the EP formulation ( except the change on the label to 20,000 miles ).
 
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Hmmmm opposite what he was told... Ohh well... Bad idea on their part to try and sell $50 five qt container of oil at Walmart.... I have said for a long time now... Anything over $24.97 was a tough sell in there. And going two times as much was really never going to sell.
 
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AP is being discontinued. EP has been increased to 20k miles. I don't know if the formulation of EP has or will be changing.
 
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Originally Posted by buster
AP is being discontinued. EP has been increased to 20k miles. I don't know if the formulation of EP has or will be changing.
Great News as long as they don't jack the price up on EP.
 
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Originally Posted by buster
AP is being discontinued. EP has been increased to 20k miles. I don't know if the formulation of EP has or will be changing.
And yet AP is still listed on Mobils website with the new SP/GF-6A ratings in the PDS's.
 
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Originally Posted by farrarfan1
Originally Posted by buster
AP is being discontinued. EP has been increased to 20k miles. I don't know if the formulation of EP has or will be changing.
And yet AP is still listed on Mobils website with the new SP/GF-6A ratings in the PDS's.
The 0w20 doesn't have the new designation. Once the inventory is gone, it's done. AP was a more robust formulation.
 
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Originally Posted by buster
Originally Posted by farrarfan1
Originally Posted by buster
AP is being discontinued. EP has been increased to 20k miles. I don't know if the formulation of EP has or will be changing.
And yet AP is still listed on Mobils website with the new SP/GF-6A ratings in the PDS's.
The 0w20 doesn't have the new designation. Once the inventory is gone, it's done. AP was a more robust formulation.
I just looked at the 5W-30 AP since that's what the OP inquired about, wonder why they show it and the 5W-20 as meeting SP/GF-6A but not the 0W-20?
 
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
EP is excellent oil. But I would never ask any of my engines to go 15-20k on an OCI. The longest OCI in my entire driving life has been 8k.
My longest was 250,000 mi. With Delvac 1 and a Bypass Filter. Drained it to get the sediment out if the oil pan.
 
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Originally Posted by bbhero
Hmmmm opposite what he was told... Ohh well... Bad idea on their part to try and sell $50 five qt container of oil at Walmart.... I have said for a long time now... Anything over $24.97 was a tough sell in there. And going two times as much was really never going to sell.
I'm in very expensive New Yorkistan about an hour and a half north of NYC. Normal EP is 28.99 5qt and about every quarter there are sale sod EP for $24.99. That's when I stock up. Is it really $50?? by you? Maybe confusing EP with AP?
 
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