Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:20:44 -0600
From: "Mike" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

I think the problem with your question is that you are asking that we compare the quality of Mobil 1 with some oil that we know nothing about. (the cheaper "house brand" oil you found at half the cost of Mobil 1). You are also assuming that Mobil 1 is more expensive than other name brand full synthetics. In the USA, Mobil 1 is about the same price as other name brand synthetic oils. Do you think that "name brand" conventional oil is better than "house brand" conventional oil? From my (admittedly somewhat sketchy) understanding of UK retail prices, many things in the UK are more expensive than in the USA. Since Mobil 1 is probably imported into the UK, this may exacerbate the cost comparison even more. Does BP make synthetic oil? How does its price compare to Mobil 1? > I appreciate your reply, but the question I actually asked in my > post was why Mobil 1 is better and worth the cost over other fully > synthetic oils satisfying API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 ? I'm really > interesting in getting an answer so I can make an informed decision. > > Johannes

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