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Old March 15th, 2014, 12:50 PM
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Bought some 5w 40 advanced fully synthetic Mobil 1, any good for my 2.5TDI 110?
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Old March 15th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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That's a year around oil weight for most everywhere in the States. Should be fine for all but the coldest winter days.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 02:07 PM
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5W40 IMHO way too thin for use any time but winter on an old (Pre 2001) engine.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:23 PM
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5W40 IMHO way too thin for use any time but winter on an old (Pre 2001) engine.
Not disputing but here is the range that a quick search yielded:
5W-40 Range: -13F to 122F or -25C to 50C
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:23 PM
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I wouldn't use anything less than a 15w-40 oil for diesel engines, I have been using rotella T for many years and am happy, walmart sell for a good price.

15w-40 to 20w-50 are recommended by LR for the 200/300Tdi's

But there are other good brands out there Delvac and Rimula R4X

Diesel engines need to have oils with higher Z's and detergents which petrol engine oils lack now days.

As for the Mobil 1 save it for the car
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:43 PM
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A 5w40 and a 15w40 are the same viscosity at operating temperature.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:45 PM
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For Mobil synthetics. You want to use either Delvac 1 or Turbo Diesel Truck not regular Mobil 1.
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