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Re: Synthetic vs Organic
Jouko Haapanen wrote:
> Mobil currently offers the following fully synthetic oils (at least in
> Mobil 1 0W40 - VW 500.00/505.00 approval
> Mobil 1 5W50 - VW 501.01/505.00 approval
> Mobil 1 5W40 - VW 500.00/505.00 approval
> Prices for the three (list) here are USD 14.00/12.00/12.00 per litre
> (approximately) here. Ouch!
> The VW 500.00 approved oils are more expensive, but for our climate
> offer the best year-round protection, good cold-starting capabilities,
> low frictional losses. One must remember that if using VW 500.00
> oil on Turbodiesels, the oil should also have the VW 505.00 (more
> traditional multi-grade) approval.
> This is a can of worms, I don't want to open it much further, but we
> only Mobil 1 0W40 on our demos/company cars. Most of customers seem
> agree. We do not sell the any oils that do not have the VW approval
> required for the particular application. Find an oil with the VW
> 500.00/505.00 approval and you should be safe.
> Jouko Haapanen
> Automarkku Oy Audi-VW
> Pori, Finland
Doe's it ever get warm to the point were you need a 50 in Finland?