Judging from the discount retail pricing on the good ol´ trusty Mobil1 5W50, I am afraid that this particular oil may be discontinued sometime soon.
JohnA if you´re still here, I was wondering if you might share your thoughts about the new SL spec. oils?
Should I go powershopping now that the 5W50 is available (at least here) cheaper than ever before, or is there a shiny, improved replacement on the way? A worthy successor to the 5W50 perhaps?
The reason I´m asking is because I believe most of the changes in the API SL spec. are related to emissions, economy and long life. All of which are oil properties I couldn´t care less about.
I spoke to MobilExxon earlier today,
apparently the 5W50 remains unchanged in the market but they discounted the existing stock because of a change in the packaging.
The regular street price here in Denmark for 5W50 is £33-37 and one place I know sells it for £29.
All the above are of course 4 litre plastic cans, exchange rate 1£=Dkr 12. Danish VAT 25% is included.
The recently discounted price I got was £19 and that´s even a little cheaper than my summer holiday oil shopping trip to France.
(I had other things to do than buy oil, of course!)
Originally posted by bindegal ...Is the 5W50 in the UK now an SL spec oil?
Haven't seen the 5w50, I use 0w40 and that is now SL.
There is also 15w50.
For my car (Calibra) Vaux recommends oil that is SAE 40 at operating temp, so that's what I go for.
the "0" in 0w40 does not denote flow (obviously!), but the fact that it flows at 0 degrees F (when other oils are solid)