OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

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  1. ROCKET62

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    SO I been convinced that 5-40 was the way to go based on some of your previous posts - and just noticed that Mobil 1 has 2 5-40 diesel oils out there:

    Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel - Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40
    Mobil 1 ESP Delvac - Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W-40

    :dunno:

    Oreilly has the the first one on sale right now for $19.99 / gal and the delvac is normally closer to $30 / gal.
     
  2. plumcrazy

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    we need an ask tom section
     
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    Definitely need that section.
     
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    4.19 for deisel today. Bend over America.
     
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    Hey !!!!! Why is lubrication oil 5 to 8 times more expensive than diesel fuel ? Just the delivery and packaging costs ? Or, "just because they can sell it for that."
     
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    Does someone PM Tom that there is a question that needs to be answered, or is there something else like the bat-signal spotlight that someone uses ?
     
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    You have to offer free beer for instant response, otherwise one of my Bat-elves send me a PM that says "hey, you should look at this."

    Everyone, please: I have answered lots of questions here and would be happy to keep it up. I do have a real job now so don't have as much time to look for questions, but since my experience (and I would like to thing my reputation) is pretty good here, I would really like to keep everyone informed. If you don't get an answer, PM me. And then PM me again. PMs are automatically sent to my email, so I will get them.

    The Mobil 1 Delvac is the diesel engine oil formulation; anti-wear, great dispersants and detergents, extended drain. The ESP version is for passenger car diesels and so has some formulation changes to conform with the on-board particulate and NOx reduction emissions equipment. For Vipers, no need to go "fancy" and I think "expensive" since the ESP version was originally developed for Mercedes diesels.

    You'll be fine with the diesel version and I think ESP will cost a lot more and maybe only available at M-B dealers.
     
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    We have the Grail Trail, but somehow the "Fuel Trail" or "Oil Trail" just doesn't do it. Come up with a good name and we can probably talk the mods into it.
     
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    ask the oil geek.

    ok make it happen :)
     
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    I use Rotella T6 synthetic 5-40 turbo diesel. Every motor (gen 2 viper,truck,accura,lawn tractor etc) sings when running. Usualy 1/2 the price of the mobil 5-40 turbo diesel.
     
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    :D I am well stocked with the pre J series oils (CH+, CH, CHI). Once I heard the news the "good stuff" was going away I bought a bunch of 5w-40 Delvac and 15w-40 MX (non-synthetic) oil. This pic doesn't include the other Delvac products I also buy in bulk.

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    thats a whole lot of lube :omg:
     
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    LOL- my wife thinks I have a oil fetish! :devgrin:
     
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    lol, I think everyone on this thread has a oil fetish :lmao:
     
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    That pic should be sent to Mobil 1!! :lmao:
     
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    That is impressive.
     
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    Need to show this picture and the numerous threads to Mobil 1 next time we ask them to sponsor the site.
     

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