Mobil 1 Factory fill in New Mercedez Benz SLR McLaren sports car

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Originally posted by crashz: Nice! I wonder if the 5w-50 M1 is going to be similar to D1 5w-40. Hmmmm...
Not really, you can compare the basic info on these oils, though: 5W-50 Viscosity [email protected]_________104.9 [email protected]________17.5 VIndex__________184 TBN - Pour point________-54 Flash Point_______236 Density @15C kg/l_______0.859 HT/HS___________4.21 ACEA____________A3/B3 Mobil Delvac1 5W-40
 
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Originally posted by G-Man II: Makes you wonder if the 5w50 grade of Mobil 1 will be coming to the US. [bowdown]
"Question: Why do Castrol and others market SAE 5W-50 grade synthetic motor oil while ExxonMobil in North America does not? Does SAE 5W-50 offer advantages? Question SAE 5W-50 is not recommended for the vast majority of newer cars sold in North America. They are designed for SAE 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 and 10W-30 grades...and this is what car manufacturers recommend." Ok then Mobil...with that line of reasoning, why do you offer 15w-50?
 
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"Question: Why do Castrol and others market SAE 5W-50 grade synthetic motor oil while ExxonMobil in North America does not? Does SAE 5W-50 offer advantages? Question SAE 5W-50 is not recommended for the vast majority of newer cars sold in North America. They are designed for SAE 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 and 10W-30 grades...and this is what car manufacturers recommend." Ok then Mobil...with that line of reasoning, why do you offer 15w-50?
15W-50 is NOT used in most new modern OHC engines. 5W-20, 5W-30, and 10W-30 requirements are more common. [ October 20, 2003, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: metroplex ]
 
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Yeah I asked them that too. Never got a reply. I think it's so that they can sell more of their thin 30 weight oils and cash in.
 

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Awesome car with an awesome oil. No need for that grade of oil in the US unless you have a Viper. This Benz is pushing 623HP so a 50wt makes sense here.
 
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Mobil 1 5w-50 is the most common grade here and the biggest seller. Most stores only carry this grade and are unaware that there are other grades as well.
 
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Same here - just about all synths on the shelf are 5-50,Fuchs have the 0-20,but it's seldom used.Look hard and you will find other viscosities,but the public gets 5-50.
 
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