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Mobil1 "burn" easier?

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  1. cbrown9064

    cbrown9064 Member Established Member

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    Take a look at this thread. I can smell burning oil on high rpm decel. When autocrossing, no smoke on accel, but lazy blue smoke from tailpipe on decel through a sweeper.

    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?1089760-Oil-smell-high-RPM-decel

    it got me researching that perhaps the use of Mobil 1 is to blame? Some say certain vehicles use oil when they switch to M1 and stop when they switch to something else.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Black02GT

    Black02GT *Not 2KBlackGT Established Member

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    I use mobil 1 (5-30) with no PCV (ran to a breather/separator tank). Definitely smell it, and on decel only like you mentioned. Haven't noticed exhaust smoke but my exhaust ends at the axle so who knows, I could imagine with the PCV it'd end up in the exhaust. Interesting info.
     
  3. cbrown9064

    cbrown9064 Member Established Member

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    Yeah...I have both valve covers routed to a catch can and end up with a yellowish clear fluid that smells like oil when I drain it.

    Not going to get enough miles yet this year to test the theory, but will change to a different oil in the spring and see what happens...
     
  4. Black02GT

    Black02GT *Not 2KBlackGT Established Member

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    Yeah, I was going to give Amsoil a shot when I got my transmission from them but good lord. Used to 2*.00 for 5 quarts at Walmart for M1, Amsoil was like $12-14 a quart. $90 for oil alone is rough.
     
  5. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Preferred Customers buy Amsoil Signature Series at $8.00 per quart. You can't compare cheap group III hydroccracked petroleum (Mobil 1) to a true group IV PAO - group V Ester blend like Amsoil Signature Series.
     
  6. Black02GT

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    Yeah I talked to Bacon and he has a decent deal. Ends up my smell I believe is head gasket related.
     
  7. Black*Death

    Black*Death Sleeping Established Member

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    Is RP HPS Group III or Group IV PAO? The "regular" RP is group III...to my knowledge anyway?
     
  8. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Great question, the way it was shearing last year on oil analysis....there is no way it was a true synthetic.
     
  9. RonShipman

    RonShipman Banned

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    mobil is thin, builds heat then burns baby burns
     

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