Supersyn esterless?

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Has this question been resolved here and I missed it? Now the Motorcycle Mobil 1 is going to Supersyn. If this new stuff does not contain the esters of the old formula then should I buy some of the old formula? I hope the price will drop too but I suspect it will stay the same or increase. George are you still on the board? [Roll Eyes]
 

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Regardless of whether the SuperSyn formula contains esters it seems to outperform the TriSyn. If you stock up on the old formula you run the risk of having a stockpile of inferior oil.
 
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Within the last 24 hours MolaKule has posted on this forum that Mobil 1 is comprised of PAO and next generation esters. That's good enough for me and squares with the language found on the Mobil 1 web site about the make up of Mobil 1. The notion that the base oil in Mobil 1 is nothing but PAO is so far fetched it's ridiculous. The simple truth of the matter is that Mobil 1 has NEVER been a 100% PAO synthetic. Before they used esters and alkylated aromatics for solvency and additive dispersion, they used plain ol' Group I mineral oil. With the advent of the TriSyn formula, Mobil 1 became truly a "100% synthetic" since the mineral oil was no longer used.
 
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The notion that the base oil in Mobil 1 is nothing but PAO is so far fetched it's ridiculous. The simple truth of the matter is that Mobil 1 has NEVER been a 100% PAO synthetic.
G-Man, are you saying then M1 has not been fully synthetic? Or did you mean Trisynthetic wasn't? The way I understood it, as little as I know about the chemistry side of it, is that Mobil's approach is to use a large portion of the oil as PAO and a smaller percentage of it is the SS ester additive package. Is this right? Mobil seems to feel that PAO based oils are more appropriate for gas engines rather then a complete ester based oil, such as Redline's. I think cost is the reason buy that is another story. [I dont know] [ June 25, 2003, 05:51 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
 
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Originally posted by buster:
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The notion that the base oil in Mobil 1 is nothing but PAO is so far fetched it's ridiculous. The simple truth of the matter is that Mobil 1 has NEVER been a 100% PAO synthetic.
G-Man, are you saying then M1 has not been fully synthetic? Or did you mean Trisynthetic wasn't? The way I understood it, as little as I know about the chemistry side of it, is that Mobil's approach is to use a large portion of the oil as PAO and a smaller percentage of it is the SS ester additive package. Is this right? Mobil seems to feel that PAO based oils are more appropriate for gas engines rather then a complete ester based oil, such as Redline's. I think cost is the reason buy that is another story. [I dont know]

Prior to the TriSyn formula, the additives were dispersed in Group I before being added to the PAO base stock. Some later formulations may have had some esters as well, but TriSyn was the first Mobil 1 that didn't have a least a small fraction of mineral oil in it.
 
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