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Old 10-09-2002, 06:40 PM
rickjordan rickjordan is offline
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When you go that list, you will find that there are only a couple xxW-30 oils listed. As a matter of fact, they're probably not available here in the states anyways. German cars require at least xxW-40 oil. For Mobil 1 products available in the US your choices are 0W-40, 5W-40, 15W-50, or the real thick stuff 20W-50. No xxW-30 oil sold in the US meets the 229.3 standard.
I just visited that site and it says flat out that NONE of Mobil 1s xxW-30 oils are recommended. MY VW Passat, which has the 1.8 turbo engine requires at least 5W-40, which Mobil does not sell in the US. SO if I want to use their product I would have to use 15W-50, can't find anyone selling 0W-40.
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