where did everybody that uses mobil 1 syn get it at? and how much? what filter? thanks!
It's no different....research it. And at my Walmart, it IS more money....by a couple bucks I think...no big deal. And no, it certainly can't hurt anything. It's like that extended change Mobil1...if you're going to change it every 3 or 5k, why waste the extra $$$. If you remember not too long ago, the "new" bottles of Mobil1 bottles came with something like "NEW TECHNOLOGY" or something to that effect on them.....same exact stuff, just new packaging.AF-Medic said:The Truck and SUV is the smae price as mobil and lciams to have more antiwear properties. I doubt it's false advertising HVT. It's the same price so it can't hurt.
I change it every 5k miles and synthetic is always better because it lubricates better and doesn't gunk up (coke) the engine. Changing it every 3000 miles may seem like a waste of money, but regardless of when you change it, it's always better for your engine to use synthetic.todd92 said:Actually 7500 miles is the service interval in the owners manual, and Mobil 1 is still perfectly good at 7500 miles. If you changing oil every 3000 miles, synthetic oil is a waste of money. I use Mobil 1 or Shell Rotella Synthetic or Castrol Syntec or...you get the idea, the synthetics are really good. 7500 miles changes while under warranty then once a year after. Purolator Pure One filters are excellent, I get them 2 for $10 on Amazon including shipping.
Not at all true. Conventional oil can and does start to coke with the very first heat cycle. It may take time to do any harm but....lol....don't kid yourself. Synthetic, on the other hand, does not coke up with heat. Many companies, BMW for one, have done extesive testing with different oils and the effects on all internal parts....and it's all right here on the internet. Do the homework. I'll keep using Mobil1.todd92 said:Conventional oil will NOT 'gunk' up in 3000 miles. Not in 5000 miles either. The value of synthetic oil is extended oil change intervals, it does not lubricate better. If you can't bring yourself to believe the mountains of data that prove synthetic oil lasts 15000 miles and longer, because you're a 'cheap insurance' or 'peace of mind' guy, then use conventional oil and change it every 3000-5000 miles.
Just remember, before your engine has any lubrication related issues, the rest of the vehicle will have long ago fallen apart.
OK, if the oil is used below its intended operating temperature, synthetic would flow quicker at startup. But the wear caused by this would be insignificant over the typical 150,000 to 200,000 miles that the vehicle might be expected to go.AF-Medic said:Synthetic does lubricate better, It flows faster at starup and has a better pour point in Temps. How does that bot lubricate better? Put a bottle of dino in the freezer, and one synthetic over night and see which one pours out of the bottle faster. Synthetic offers better protection period. Your right, if you did Dino and changed at 5k or syntetic, the motor will last longer than the rest of the vehicle. A few bucks extra for full syntethic isn't a big sacrifice for most.