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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Does anyone have thoughts on Mobil1 5w50 oil? Reply with quote

Apologies in advance for an oil thread, as this is a topic that usually garners much debate, but does anyone have thoughts on Mobil1 5w50 Question

Whilst its a thicker viscosity than my Cayenne specifies, it does seem to carry Porsche A40 approval.

I guess I'm interested in knowing if the extra viscosity provides more of a safeguard against Cayenne engine scoring problems, let alone the advertised claims of benefits on higher mileage vehicles; less oil burning I assume?

I'm a litre down, so not sure if the service mechanic didn't fill it, or I've 'lost' it Dont know , but I'm tempted to give it a go next oil change.

https://www.mobil1.co.uk/synthetic-engine-oils/fs-x1-5w-50.aspx?tabs=specifications#tabs
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone have thoughts on Mobil1 5w50 oil? Reply with quote

Chrali wrote:
Apologies in advance for an oil thread, as this is a topic that usually garners much debate, but does anyone have thoughts on Mobil1 5w50 Question

Whilst its a thicker viscosity than my Cayenne specifies, it does seem to carry Porsche A40 approval.

I guess I'm interested in knowing if the extra viscosity provides more of a safeguard against Cayenne engine scoring problems, let alone the advertised claims of benefits on higher mileage vehicles; less oil burning I assume?

I'm a litre down, so not sure if the service mechanic didn't fill it, or I've 'lost' it Dont know , but I'm tempted to give it a go next oil change.

https://www.mobil1.co.uk/synthetic-engine-oils/fs-x1-5w-50.aspx?tabs=specifications#tabs


Several threads on here with people's thoughts on differing thickness of oil. Search the forum and you will be able to read their views.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is advised on engines over 50k to use a thicker viscosity oil ,If your inclined to stay with Mobil then yes change to that would be a good idea. if you are open to other options then millers nano plus 10w50 is what a lot of us use in our cars and is what Hartech recommend Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recomend 5/40 mobile oil .. 0/40 mobile if low milage .

For a Cayenne my own opinion is not to go above 5/40 .. ok for sports cars though .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
I would recomend 5/40 mobile oil .. 0/40 mobile if low milage .

For a Cayenne my own opinion is not to go above 5/40 .. ok for sports cars though .


Thats the view of the expert ,I would be going with that option Thumb Thumb and todays bit of learning for me that 4x4s shouldnt run above 5w40 I do love learning these new snippets of info. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'd already read other peoples opinions, but hardly anyone seems to be using this oil in a Cayenne hence the question. I'll stick with 5w40.
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