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#4281432 - 12/21/16 04:46 PM Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8
GMZ Offline


Registered: 06/04/06
Posts: 273
Loc: PNW
Oil was in service from Oct 2015 until Dec 2016, utilizing a M1 EP (M1-209) filter. Mix of hwy and city miles, mostly hwy with lots of trips over mountain passes. I replaced with more Mobil 1 EP 5W-30 and a Fram Ultra (3614) filter. I last had a UOA done by both Blackstone/OAI labs (here) at the 51,000 mi mark. This was a heavy driving year for me so Ill probably stick with a 15k OCI.

Lab: Blackstone
Miles on oil: 16,400
Time on oil: 14 mo
Miles on engine: 89,480
Sample date: 12/16/2016
Report date: 12/21/2016
Makeup oil added: 0

Aluminum 6
Chromium 0
Iron 22
Copper 3
Lead 1
Tin 1
Molybdenum 83
Nickel 1
Manganese 0
Silver 0
Titanium 0
Potassium 3
Boron 29
Silicon 19
Sodium 23
Calcium 1243
Magnesium 730
Phosphorous 731
Zinc 891
Barium 0

SUS Viscosity @ 210* F = 60.4
cSt Viscosity @ 100* C = 10.32
Flashpoint in * F = 390

Fuel % = <0.5
Antifreeze % = 0.0
Water % = 0.0
Insolubles % = 0.4

TBN = 2.6
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#4281446 - 12/21/16 05:10 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 132
Loc: MN
Looks great. Viscosity kv100 stayed in grade, TBN actually looked like you could go another couple thousand miles before getting to 1. Maybe silicon is a little high, not sure. Anybody know what silicon limits should be, or is a lot of that anti-foam additives.

I'd check any oil filter you put on for closed spiral tube louvers, the latest thing to be paranoid about these days. Report here if you find closed louvers, as some have pointed out. Nice choice of Fram Ultra, is there really anything better? Insolubles might have been a bit high here though. I think 0.1 is the gold standard.

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#4281452 - 12/21/16 05:13 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 81
Loc: western oregon
Change your air filter maybe. Other than that, I see no fault with this OCI and oil/filter combo.
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#4281458 - 12/21/16 05:17 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 361
Loc: Long Island
Will you be able to cut and post the oil filter? I'd love to see what an M1 filter is like after that many miles. smile
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#4281463 - 12/21/16 05:21 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Very nice showing for M1 EP.
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#4281471 - 12/21/16 05:27 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: micmac]
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Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 132
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: micmac
Change your air filter maybe. Other than that, I see no fault with this OCI and oil/filter combo.


While the silicon content should be about ten ppm (see VOA for this oil for anti-foam content), not 19, its not due to running an older air filter, since air filters actually filter better as they age (due to the "cake layer" formation on the intake side where pollen, insects, dust, fibers, etc. form a cake layer). Might check for any air leaks around the intake pipe and filter gasket, but that 19 ppm really ain't much.

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#4281556 - 12/21/16 07:30 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
jarad248 Offline


Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 76
Loc: East TN. usa
3 rules apply here.

1. no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.

2. oil companies do not dictate oil change intervals.

3. no oil produced today can handle acid in your crankcase beyond 5-8K.

a TBN below 3 is not good. see page here Click here>>: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php

Read the last example...

The fastest production car in the world had a team of engineers determine Castrol Edge is the best oil in the world.

The proof is in the car. the koenigsegg. the engine and it's records speak volumes. it is what it is. it ain't marketing.

Why are we going for such long OCI anyhow ?

Wallyworld + do it yourself = $$Profit$$ wink

What is wrong with pennzoil high mileage it has WAY more Boron and Moly than mobile 1 and is $15 @ 5 Qt. at WW ?

Even quaker state HM or ultimate would be better really.... Merry Xmas all cool


Edited by jarad248 (12/21/16 07:38 PM)

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#4281572 - 12/21/16 07:54 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: jarad248]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 6206
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: jarad248
3 rules apply here.

1. no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.

2. oil companies do not dictate oil change intervals.

3. no oil produced today can handle acid in your crankcase beyond 5-8K.

a TBN below 3 is not good. see page here Click here>>: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php

Read the last example...

The fastest production car in the world had a team of engineers determine Castrol Edge is the best oil in the world.

The proof is in the car. the koenigsegg. the engine and it's records speak volumes. it is what it is. it ain't marketing.

Why are we going for such long OCI anyhow ?

Wallyworld + do it yourself = $$Profit$$ wink

What is wrong with pennzoil high mileage it has WAY more Boron and Moly than mobile 1 and is $15 @ 5 Qt. at WW ?

Even quaker state HM or ultimate would be better really.... Merry Xmas all cool
Let's see-#1, wrong (I personally have UOAs showing oil still fine after 2 years plus in my Cummins); #2, wrong-M1 EP is GUARANTEED to handle 15K miles, many modern OLMs will not indicate an OCI needed until 10K; #3, wrong-see above, & my personal condemnation limit for M1 EP was due to shearing a 5W30 into a 20 weight, TBN numbers still good at 10K (on my xB in my sig, look in my post history if you don't believe it). Also, with bypass filtration, many members here have pushed OCIs into & beyond the 25,000 mile range with mainly highway driving-only analysis will show how long oil can be used. Of course, I could always go to Wally World & buy Super Tech dino 5W30 & ST filters & change it every 5K on the xB-but where's the fun in that?
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#4281593 - 12/21/16 08:14 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11193
Loc: Middlesex County CT
jarads posts continue to amaze; despite evidence directly contradicting what he asserts, he soldiers on.

Until a 403,000 mile koenigsegg gets me to work every morning, i will continue to do what I am doing.

Looks stellar OP'r.

Quote:

no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.


How does it "know?"


Edited by simple_gifts (12/21/16 08:22 PM)
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#4281623 - 12/21/16 08:56 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: jarad248]
GMZ Offline


Registered: 06/04/06
Posts: 273
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: THafeez
Will you be able to cut and post the oil filter? I'd love to see what an M1 filter is like after that many miles. smile


You know I still have it waiting to go to disposal, I will have to hacksaw into it but I am interested too. Didnt think about it during the change.

I had been using the M1 filters exclusively for many years with no issues but have run out and wanted to try the latest and greatest.

Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Originally Posted By: micmac
Change your air filter maybe. Other than that, I see no fault with this OCI and oil/filter combo.


While the silicon content should be about ten ppm (see VOA for this oil for anti-foam content), not 19, its not due to running an older air filter, since air filters actually filter better as they age (due to the "cake layer" formation on the intake side where pollen, insects, dust, fibers, etc. form a cake layer). Might check for any air leaks around the intake pipe and filter gasket, but that 19 ppm really ain't much.


Yea it wasn't enough for me to be alarmed but enough to take notice, everything was tight. I had a couple trips up and down the west coast on this run FWIW.

I planned on changing the air filter at 100k.

Originally Posted By: jarad248
3 rules apply here.


I think that my UOA history backs up Mobil's claim of EP being a 1 yr/15k mi oil with some room to spare, at least in my application. A test of a Koenigsegg engine can be extrapolated into zero logical comparisons for the 2UZ-FE engine, which just loafs along and is one of the easiest engines on an oil.
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#4281646 - 12/21/16 09:20 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: jarad248]
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11925
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: jarad248
3 rules apply here.

1. no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.

2. oil companies do not dictate oil change intervals.

3. no oil produced today can handle acid in your crankcase beyond 5-8K.

a TBN below 3 is not good. see page here Click here>>: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php

Read the last example...

The fastest production car in the world had a team of engineers determine Castrol Edge is the best oil in the world.

The proof is in the car. the koenigsegg. the engine and it's records speak volumes. it is what it is. it ain't marketing.

Why are we going for such long OCI anyhow ?

Wallyworld + do it yourself = $$Profit$$ wink

What is wrong with pennzoil high mileage it has WAY more Boron and Moly than mobile 1 and is $15 @ 5 Qt. at WW ?

Even quaker state HM or ultimate would be better really.... Merry Xmas all cool


Just about everything you said is wrong.
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#4281710 - 12/21/16 10:22 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: jarad248]
jayg Offline


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 1010
Loc: Talkeetna, AK
Originally Posted By: jarad248
3 rules apply here.

1. no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.

2. oil companies do not dictate oil change intervals.

3. no oil produced today can handle acid in your crankcase beyond 5-8K.

a TBN below 3 is not good. see page here Click here>>: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php

Read the last example...

The fastest production car in the world had a team of engineers determine Castrol Edge is the best oil in the world.

The proof is in the car. the koenigsegg. the engine and it's records speak volumes. it is what it is. it ain't marketing.

Why are we going for such long OCI anyhow ?

Wallyworld + do it yourself = $$Profit$$ wink

What is wrong with pennzoil high mileage it has WAY more Boron and Moly than mobile 1 and is $15 @ 5 Qt. at WW ?

Even quaker state HM or ultimate would be better really.... Merry Xmas all cool


Please leave. You've posted the same incorrect crazy stuff as gospel since day one.


OP, That Toyota V8 is doing excellent. 19 ppm Silicon is fantastic for 16,400 miles. I agree 100% with your analysis of 15k is going to work just fine for you and you have some testing to confirm your hypothesis.
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#4281749 - 12/21/16 11:25 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 11515
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Well the Hennessy venom uses Pennzoil Ultra 5w30 if you want to talk about that.


Also I think we need some more education on TBN

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/354/reserve-alkalinity-oil
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#4281816 - 12/22/16 03:11 AM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: oil_film_movies]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 1078
Loc: Malaysia
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Looks great. Viscosity kv100 stayed in grade, TBN actually looked like you could go another couple thousand miles before getting to 1.

This ....... with low metal wear rates. blush

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#4281985 - 12/22/16 08:55 AM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
camryrolla Offline


Registered: 07/16/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Louisiana
GMZ,
Commended that you are going the distance with that M1EP filter. It will be interesting to see the 16K OCI side-by-side comparison with current Fram Ultra filter.

for future UOA, try the robust M1 0W-40 and see if the TBN can get you further to 20K miles OCI.
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#4282356 - 12/22/16 03:11 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Posts: 2716
Loc: Virginia
Great report - nice to see someone fully utilize a high quality lube. Silicon looks fine for a 16k run. Thanks for posting.
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#4285375 - 12/26/16 10:31 AM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 700
Loc: Herndon, VA
For what it's worth, I have a 2006 Tundra with the same engine.

In addition, I have owned about 10 other Toyota vehicles, and have performed UOAs on all of them long term.

Toyota uses Silicon sealers in its engines. It generally takes a long time (well over 50K miles) for the silicon levels to completely wash out and not contribute significantly to silicon levels in normal OCIs. However, Silicon that leaches out from sealers can accumulate in extended OCIs, and I suspect we're seeing some of that in this silicon level.

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#4289784 - 12/31/16 01:52 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14017
Loc: Canada
Impressive results for 16k. M1EP is a great oil.

The fact that it stayed dead-in-grade impresses me the most.
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#4291061 - 01/02/17 09:11 AM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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That's a home-run of UOA's. Couldn't imagine a more flawless performance.
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#4291145 - 01/02/17 10:35 AM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Nice ... run 14,999 in case you file a claim wink
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#4291455 - 01/02/17 05:09 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: GMZ]
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Posts: 273
Loc: PNW
Thanks for the comments guys. Filter pics are here .
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#4291730 - 01/02/17 10:30 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: addyguy]
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Yup.. M1 is my synthetic of choice
QSUD may come in as my second choice..
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#4293368 - 01/04/17 05:26 PM Re: Mobil 1 EP 5W-30, 16,400 mi, 2008 4 Runner V8 [Re: jarad248]
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Registered: 12/02/04
Posts: 507
Loc: Southern Oregon, USA
Originally Posted By: jarad248
3 rules apply here.

1. no oil is good in a crankcase for more than 12 months.

2. oil companies do not dictate oil change intervals.

3. no oil produced today can handle acid in your crankcase beyond 5-8K.

a TBN below 3 is not good. see page here Click here>>: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/do-i-need-a-tbn.php

Read the last example...

The fastest production car in the world had a team of engineers determine Castrol Edge is the best oil in the world.

The proof is in the car. the koenigsegg. the engine and it's records speak volumes. it is what it is. it ain't marketing.

Why are we going for such long OCI anyhow ?

Wallyworld + do it yourself = $$Profit$$ wink

What is wrong with pennzoil high mileage it has WAY more Boron and Moly than mobile 1 and is $15 @ 5 Qt. at WW ?

Even quaker state HM or ultimate would be better really.... Merry Xmas all cool


While most of what was said here is badly worded/phrases/expressed... there is ONE thing that I see worth elaborating on. To say a "TBN of less than 3 is automatically bad -or- more than 12mo is bad" is not appropriate, but the two do have one thing in common... these extended drain/interval UOAs also should have the TAN tested. Once the TAN gets above the TBN - it means the detergents aren't able to fully neutralize the acids and there becomes concern surrounding corrosion protection. This wouldn't necessarily show up on a UOA either. I think that's where he was going with those two statements (albeit very poorly). Not defending him, but I'm personally always curious to see the TAN along with the TBN on an engine after a drain interval like this. Mobil 1 oils tend to have a naturally higher TAN than other oils anyway... just worth noting. My personal preference is to change the oil as the TBN/TAN cross over each other. In my wife's V6 fusion running Pennzoil Ultra Plat - that's right around 7,500mi (UOA confirmed).


Edited by sdude2k2000 (01/04/17 05:27 PM)
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