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Old 03-08-2007, 09:27 PM
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Those guys know more about oil than I will ever hope to know. 0W40 Mobil 1 is good enough for them, it is good enough for me. A little more expensive, put pretty cheap insurance.

Oh, and thanks for the links Romer. The 80 FAQ is awesome!!
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Here is the Oil FAQ from the 80's section on Mud. Looks like I need to fix the links for the pictures

http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=79305

Mobil 1 0-40W and Redline 5-30W are actually close in viscosity. Mobil 1 tends to be thinner at weights. cary and Raventai, who helped with the FAQ, are very knowledgeable about oil.

If you really want to know wabout oil, go to www.bobistheoilguy.com
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Stupid question maybe but are we talking about the regular Mobil 1 0W40 or are people looking for/buying the Mobil 1 0W40 extended life?

Dang stuff seems to be fairly rare...I've got to hit some local joints first to see who might carry it but last ditch effort will be Autobarn.com - They have a $10 off online coupon through the end of March and offer free shipping on orders over $150 and assuming they don't charge tax then this might be my best bet.

At Autobarn Mobil 1 (reg stuff) is $6.79/qt, Mobil 1 75W-90 gear lube is $7.99 per bottle, and the Valvoline DEXRON III Maxlife ATF is $4.49 per qt for anyone looking. Seems like the oil and ATF fluid is higher than local but the gear lube looks to be a few bucks less than local

Just in case anyone else is looking
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Dang stuff seems to be fairly rare...I've got to hit some local joints first to see who might carry it but last ditch effort will be Autobarn.com - They have a $10 off online coupon through the end of March and offer free shipping on orders over $150 and assuming they don't charge tax then this might be my best bet.

At Autobarn Mobil 1 (reg stuff) is $6.79/qt, Mobil 1 75W-90 gear lube is $7.99 per bottle, and the Valvoline DEXRON III Maxlife ATF is $4.49 per qt for anyone looking. Seems like the oil and ATF fluid is higher than local but the gear lube looks to be a few bucks less than local

Just in case anyone else is looking
I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me.
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I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me.
She was unhappy that she was with you?

or

She was unhappy that you spent the day looking for oil?

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:14 PM
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I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me.

LOL...I know what you mean. I figured I've driven 100's of virtual miles on my computer looking for stuff. You would figure with today's technology it would be as simple as going to Mobil's site, looking up what you want, clicking on a "where to buy link", going to that site, and finding out if they carry it and if it is in stock.

Calling often times isn't any better as whoever you talk to either has no clue, won't go check, just says yes when the answer should be no, or tries to convince you that they need to look up your vehicle to see what is "recommended". I'm going to go by two stores and if I can't find what I need at either one then I'm just going to order online and wait for the UPS guy to show up


So anyone on whether the regular Mobil 1 0W40 oil is fine or is everyone using the "Extended Life" stuff? Too many choices make my brain hurt
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She was unhappy that she was with you?

or

She was unhappy that you spent the day looking for oil?

Unhappy that she spent the day looking for oil.

Someday I'll learn to proof read before hitting "submit".
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:08 PM
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I am running the Shell Rotella 5W-40, which has been excellent for me and is highly reviewed on Mud vs. Mobile 1 for the 1ZFE engine. Walmart sells this stuff for about $15 a gallon, which is around half the cost of Mobile 1.

Highly recommended as a value choice.
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Just curious... what is the factory recommended SAE weight?
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:55 PM
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The 93-94 is 10-30wt
95-97 5-30wt

Thin oil is not always a good thing, your high milage engine might not like the lack of shearing force that the thin oil can handle. If you just built a fresh engine with main and rod clearances in the .00125" range then thin oil is good. A sloppy old .0025-.003" rod and mains will like the thicker stuff better.

Most people need a good feeling though, and if expensive oil is your thing. On a side note, wall mart supertech oil has the highest anti gelling, heat burn, anticorrosive and the highest lubricity of all conventional oils. (source BG Laboritories)
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Kinda what I was thinking... funny how these things go 'round. On Wallyworld oil, you can bet if they get a cheaper supplier the specs could change in a New York minit though...
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