Originally posted by joee12: I am actually going back to the blend on the next UOA in my Explorer. I was very happy with the results that I achieved with this oil. The oil did very well considering I was towing quite a bit with it. Look at the following UOA, the blend is UOA numbers 2 and 3. I was doing no towing with the Mobil 1, which was interval #4: http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001017 There is also a rebate of $3.60 for a six pack case of the Mobil Plus, but hurry, it ends December 31st. -Joe
quote:TC, if you towed as much as I did with this oil in my Explorer and saw the UOA results, you would be happy with it. For $2.20 a quart, I am very happy with it. The oil did not shear down with all of the heavy towing, at it was a really hot summer here in Ga this summer, so I don't feel the 392F flashpoint was that much of a concern -Joe
Originally posted by TC: What's weird to me about MDC is (unless their numbers are in error) the flashpoints for ALL the MDC conventional multiweights is a thoroughly unimpressive 392F, based on Mobil's spec sheet. In comparision, for 10w-30 oils, Citgo and Chevron/Texaco have FPs of 451F and 450F, respectively...then there's MDC bringing up the rear at 392F. Based on this, I wouldn't even carry MDC in the trunk of a car that tended to run hot, let alone put it in the crankcase. Not sure what Mobil's claim of 392F across the board is, but it's enough for me to run away from this particular oil...