Mobil Synthetic blend motor oil

Discussion in 'Sneaky Pete's Place' started by MES, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. MES

    MES Enthusiast

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    Well I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and picked up a case (6 quarts) of 10W-30 oil and 3 more off the shelf to do an oil change. The case said "Synthetic Blend" on the outside of the box and the 3 quarts on the shelf said "Tri-Synthetic" so I figured hey its the same thing, just labeled differently. Blend meaning more than one, and Tri meaning 3 so they seem like the same oil, WRONG. After putting in all 9 quarts (8.5 actually) I started reading the bottles a little closer and soon realized that the "Synthetic Blend" is mixed with regular motor oil and not 100% synthetic [​IMG] It still was not clear on the back of the bottle "Mobil Drive clean blend is a premium blend of mobile synthetic technology and mobile drive clean oil to help your engine run cleaner and smoother"

    I wonder how many others are buying this "Synthetic Blend" and are actually thinking its Mobil 1 Synthetic. I have been using Mobil 1 in all my cars for the past 10 years, and yet I fell for their deceptive marketing [​IMG] Now I need to go buy 9 more quarts of oil and do it again [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW the case of 6 was $14.28 or $2.38 each and Mobile one was $3.93 I never bothered to check the price
     
  2. Chuck 98 RT/10

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    It happened to me once too.
     
  3. Russ M

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    Just look at the price if its at least $4.00 a quart or so then you are probably not buying syntethic.
     
  4. MichaelP

    MichaelP Enthusiast

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Russ M:
    Just look at the price if its at least $4.00 a quart or so then you are probably not buying syntethic.

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    I don't understand. So if it is $4.00 a quart it is NOT synthetic so that means it is regular oil?
     

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