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Old 08-17-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Motul vs mobile one oil?

Always use Motul oil, and love it, but I was at Wally World and noticed I can get mobile one gallon for $25 as a posed to $46 for Motul. I change my oil at bare minimum every 2000, usually around 1500 miles. Will I notice a diff, only cost half as much. Feels like every time I turn around I am dropping $50 on oil.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:20 AM   #2
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If you're going to do your oil shopping there you might as well get Shell Rotella T
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not another oil thread
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If you're going to do your oil shopping there you might as well get Shell Rotella T
I think there wasn't an exact match for weight of oil I was using. Are you talking T5 or T6. I am always questioning rotella bc of the additives for diesel use.

Yes byrdman another oil thread sort of, and yes I have read most of the old ones.

I am running a summer weight right now, I think it's a 10w40. Don't quote me on that bc sometimes I get motorcycle and 4 wheeler weights confused. Once a week I am changing one of them.
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I think there wasn't an exact match for weight of oil I was using. Are you talking T5 or T6. I am always questioning rotella bc of the additives for diesel use.

Yes byrdman another oil thread sort of, and yes I have read most of the old ones.

I am running a summer weight right now, I think it's a 10w40. Don't quote me on that bc sometimes I get motorcycle and 4 wheeler weights confused. Once a week I am changing one of them.
I use 10W40 year round because my manual says I can. I was joking about Shell
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I use 10W40 year round because my manual says I can. I was joking about Shell
Oh ok. Good thing I didn't run out and buy it. Now are you saying that the mobile one is no good?
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Oh ok. Good thing I didn't run out and buy it. Now are you saying that the mobile one is no good?
No idea. I use Pro Honda GN4
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No idea. I use Pro Honda GN4
Ok you are in the same boat as me. Just trying to shave a few dollars off my monthly motorcycle maintance bill. But not at the cost of bike running well.
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Mobil1 is fine. and you're wasting money changing your oil that often
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Mobil1 is fine. and you're wasting money changing your oil that often
I have been told that before (wasting money part). In my defense I like to run bike in high rpms so oil is usually pretty burnt up. But I am OCD about motorcycle and 4 wheeler so I do things more than I probably should.
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When I rode, I noticed that Motul after a while, feels like it really thins and the shifts didn't feel nearly as smooth. It may be protecting the parts fine but there is a noticeable difference in shifting.

I also used Motul on my GTR and it also felt the same way after while. I am a mobil 1 fan now.
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When I rode, I noticed that Motul after a while, feels like it really thins and the shifts didn't feel nearly as smooth. It may be protecting the parts fine but there is a noticeable difference in shifting.

I also used Motul on my GTR and it also felt the same way after while. I am a mobil 1 fan now.
When I begin to notice this I usually need to add a tad more oil. Then all smooth again. I chalk it up to oil burning off. Might switch it up for a oil change or two
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Blackstone labs consistently reports motul as being a better oil than mobile one. However they are both light years ahead of anything else on the market. So really in my opinion choosing either one will be fine and you would never notice the difference.
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Blackstone labs consistently reports motul as being a better oil than mobile one. However they are both light years ahead of anything else on the market. So really in my opinion choosing either one will be fine and you would never notice the difference.
Wow good to know. Thanks bro. I love the black stone lab reports. Read them for oil on 4 wheeler.
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i used nothing but motul, i only wish i can find the green and not the red oil. i love that smell of that one. there is nothing wrong with me!
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Why not have blackstone run an analysis on your 2000 mile old oil and see how far you can extended the service intervals? Extending intervals should allow you to run the oil you know and trust at a decreased cost due to increased mileage intervals...
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Always use Motul oil, and love it, but I was at Wally World and noticed I can get mobile one gallon for $25 as a posed to $46 for Motul...
Actually that Mobil 1 jug at Walmart is 5 quarts not one gallon so even cheaper.

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Wow good to know. Thanks bro. I love the black stone lab reports. Read them for oil on 4 wheeler.
From everything I've read, the real benefit is actually changing your oil. Kind of like brushing your teeth. The brand of toothpaste really doesn't matter just as long as you just do it. So many people skip oil changes and that's what gets you eventually.
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