Thread: Mobil 1 0W-40
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Old 11-01-2001, 11:07 PM
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Mobil 1 0W-40

My wife picked up 2 cases of Mobil 1 0W-40 oil today for my 98 E320. Thanks to Kuan, who listed several sources of Mobil 1 0W-40, I purchased it from Boncosky Oil Company in Elgin Il (847)741-2557. They are located 30 minutes from my house and only sell by the case at $4.22/qt.

I noticed that the Mobil 1 0W-40 label states "superior sludge and wear protection under severe, short trip operation" which the Mobil 1 15W-50 does not state. Last winter I used non-synthetic 10W-40 weight oil in the winter and noticed that on short trips in freezing temperatures that a white sludge would form under the oil cap.

Time will tell how the Mobil 1 0W-40 will perform on short trips in freezing temperatures.

Any one have experience with synthetic oil on short trips in freezing temperatures?
1998 Mercedes E320, 200K Miles
2001 Acura 3.2TL, 178K Miles
1992 Chevy Astro, 205K Miles
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