Oil for high mileage cars?

Not open for further replies.
Oct 31, 2002
Under my car
After I poured the new M1 oil, I noticed that it was meant for high mileage cars/trucks. [Duh!] My Mountaineer only has 36000 miles on it. Do I need to change out the oil or can I run the current oil that's in it? TIA, Brian
BrianJ, I'm guessing that was 10w-30 Mobil 1 you used. Their maketing depertment calls it "multi-vehicle" formula now.Same oil,different slogan.Don't dump it out. Mark
Obviously Mobil's mind went before yours. [Wink] I don't know what possesed them to come up with that babble. This was a question asked in Ask Mobil-1 section of their website:
Mobil 1 0W-40 is named "European Car Formula." Will it be okay to use it in my 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX, which has a four-cylinder boxer-style intercooled turbo motor? Or, will there be a Japanese formula of Mobil 1 to follow?
[LOL!] I thought it was pretty funny when I saw that.
Jason, Folks make fun of Amsoils' advertising, but some of the Mobil stuff is also pretty lame ... [Wink] The high mileage formula was a rather transparent attempt to respond to Valvoline "Maxlife", which has apparently sold pretty well. Witness similar products from Castrol, Quaker State, etc that have recently shown up .... Ted
Originally posted by MolaKule: Let's see, is it the mind that's first to go?
[Off Topic!] I thought the mind was the 2nd thing to go. If I could only remember the 1st thing... [ December 13, 2002, 02:27 PM: Message edited by: Greg Netzner ]
Not open for further replies.