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Re: Mobil 1

In a message dated 9/29/98 quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne) writes:

<< Over here, using Mobil 1 in ur-quattros has become something of a fashion
or article of faith - a dogma.

I visited the Mobil web site today and found that, implicitly, Mobil
don't seem to recommend it.  The URL is (literally) too long to post,
but just follow the Mobil1 chain from the home page.

There's a product data sheet.  It talks about Mobil1 0W-30, 5W-30 and
10W-30 as a group, and discusses 15W-50 separately.

I quote:

        "Mobil 1 Formula 15W-50 is especially suitable for
         high-performance cars, particularly hot-running or
         heavily-loaded vehicles and special high-tech imports."

Sounds like us.

But in the UK channel (certainly around these parts) it seems that
15W-50 is unobtainable.  "Mobil 1" means 0W-30.  My local BP garage
(sole local source) has never _heard_ of 15W-50 and refused to believe
it exists. >>

Very strange Phil. I use Mobil 1 15W-50 and have no problems getting it here
in the US so it does exist. Aproximately $22.00 for a six-pack at K-Mart. In
fact I just got a "sixer" and changed oil last weekend (day of stuck wheel


Mike Veglia
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