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

    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



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

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

    we need an ask tom section

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

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrazy View Post
    we need an ask tom section
    Definitely need that section.

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

    4.19 for deisel today. Bend over America.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKET62 View Post
    Oreilly has the the first one on sale right now for $19.99 / gal and the delvac is normally closer to $30 / gal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon707 View Post
    4.19 for deisel today. Bend over America.
    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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    Default Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrazy View Post
    we need an ask tom section
    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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    Default Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

    Quote Originally Posted by AZTVR View Post
    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 ?
    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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    Default Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrazy View Post
    we need an ask tom section
    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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    Default Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

    ask the oil geek.

    ok make it happen

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

    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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    Thumbs up Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

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

    thats a whole lot of lube

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyViper View Post
    thats a whole lot of lube
    LOL- my wife thinks I have a oil fetish!

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

    lol, I think everyone on this thread has a oil fetish

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

    That pic should be sent to Mobil 1!!
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    Default Re: OK TOM - Mobil 1 5-40 Turbo Diesel vs. Mobil 1 ESP Delvac 5-40

    Quote Originally Posted by FastGuy68 View Post
    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.

    That is impressive.

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

    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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