[s-cars] S-CAR-List Digest, Vol 24, Issue 110

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 15:30:04 EDT 2005

Thanks for the clarification. One thing, though- on Mobil's website today, I
could not find the shear specification for the 5W40 SUV formula. Nearly
every oil listed has this specification. I wonder if that was an oversight
or intentional?
 According the specs available on Mobil's website, the extended performance
15W50 has the best shear specification at approx. 4.6.

 On 10/27/05, Harold McComas <HaroldMcComas at comcast.net> wrote:
> Taka,
> I think that he made a mistake when typing the artice saying SUV is
> 15w-50.
> It is 5w-40. In on paragraph he says "In fact the SUV oil is almost as
> good
> as the 15W-50 for high temperature protection and the 15W-50 has gone
> downhill over the years". and later "You can get Redline levels of
> performance (well almost) without the price and with official
> certification
> by using Mobil 1 SUV 5W-40".
> Currently I am using the SUV oil and it is only available in 5w-40. My
> Wally
> mart only has that and the M1 10w30 in 5 qt jugs. Couldn't find the 15W-50
> regularly in 5 qt (even after going to 3 diff Walmarts), which is why I
> started using the SUV oil in the first place.
> Harold
> > From: Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [s-cars] Texas tea...oil, that is...
> > To: Nathan Belo <nathan at license2sell.com>
> > Cc: s-car list <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> > Message-ID:
> > <79698a910510270541n50697c7foc9c6b29c3907a2c3 at mail.gmail.com>
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> >
> > Nathan-
> > Do you know if that info was authored by Eliot Lim or someone else?
> > It's an interesting read- if the info is correct, then I'm surprised
> that
> > the M1 0W40 is such a marginal grade- it is one of the only grades that
> > has
> > the VW certification. When I had the 1.8T, that was really the only oil
> we
> > used in the car and the engine was very clean internally.
> > Is the M1 SUV formula a 15W50 weight or 5W40? On Mobil's site, the Mobil
> 1
> > Truck&SUV formula is only listed in a 5W40 weight. Heck, if the spec is
> > better than the 10W30 and it's available in big jugs at Wal-Mart, I'm
> > going
> > to buy some and run that in our cars. The only oil I see that meets the
> > specs mentioned in your post is the Extended Performance 15W50.
> > Taka

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