Pepboys now has Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP and 5W-40

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While at Pep Boys today I noticed they now carry Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP (VW 507.00 rated) and Mobil 1 5W-40 Formula M which is MB 229.51 and BMW Long Life-04 certified oil. Only $6.99 per quart. The 5W-30 is made in the EU and 5W-40 is made in the US. According to the Lubrizol Relative Performance tool ( http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/origin/lubrizol/EOACEA2009/RP/PC/index.html ) the VW 507.00 oil is some of the best oil on the market so I picked up 5 quarts for my Hyundai...
 

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Good move, man. It is great that it costs the same as the older additive technology M1 oils. People have been paying a lot more than $6.99/qt. for it up until now, thanks to Pep Boys.
 

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I'm a little confused how Mobil claims this oil meets ACEA A5 and A3. If I remember correctly A5 is for low viscosity long drain oils (HTHS <3.5). This oil has a HTHS of 3.58.
 

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 Originally Posted By: orlzx6r
I'm a little confused how Mobil claims this oil meets ACEA A5 and A3. If I remember correctly A5 is for low viscosity long drain oils (HTHS <3.5). This oil has a HTHS of 3.58.
"ACEA (Meets Engine Test Requirements): A5/B5" But viscosity is to thick to meet them as you said.
 
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Great find! Now just have to wait for Pep Boys to have a Mobil 1 oil change special and stock up. Our MB dealer charges about $7/qt for the 5w40 FM, which we use in both diesel MB's. Still not sure if I would use either of these oils in gasoline engines in the US, as both MB and BMW do NOT recommend using their low-SAPS spec oils (229.51 & LL04) in gasoline cars in this country. MB stated something along the lines of these oils not being as compatible as originally thought with the high ethanol content in US gas.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
Wow that's cheap. It's $11.05 per litre here.
To me even that is super cheap. It's 15,90€ = 22,58USD per litre here.
 
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 Originally Posted By: orlzx6r
I'm a little confused how Mobil claims this oil meets ACEA A5 and A3. If I remember correctly A5 is for low viscosity long drain oils (HTHS <3.5). This oil has a HTHS of 3.58.
It meets all the requirements of: ACEA C2/C3, A3/B3/B4 API CF It meets only the engine test requirements of: ACEA A5/B5 API SL/SM Does that make more sense?
 
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Doesn't the ESP line have a lower TBN though?? any VOA's on this oil?? would the ESP 5w40 be in the same park as TDT??
 
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Picked up 10 liters today. It's $6.99 a liter. The 5W-30 is a one liter bottle. Meets MB 229.51, so will work in the 3.0L Jeep Diesel that I have. Dealer wanted $12 a liter for the stuff.
 
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 Originally Posted By: roadman
Picked up 10 liters today. It's $6.99 a liter. The 5W-30 is a one liter bottle. Meets MB 229.51, so will work in the 3.0L Jeep Diesel that I have. Dealer wanted $12 a liter for the stuff.
Liters or quarts? The photo of the 5w30 in the top post says "1 L", is the 5w40 also in a 1-liter container? Edit: the OP says "The 5W-30 is made in the EU and 5W-40 is made in the US." So that would explain why the 5w30 comes in a 1-liter container.
 
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 Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
Niether of these Mobil 1 oils stocked at my local Pep Boys. Checked after work today. :~(
It's in their distribution system. Did you ask them to order some from the warehouse?
 
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I called and they said they need a part number to order the Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 from their system. He said he could not find their part number for it.
 
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