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If my 3.5 ran any better than it already does with just a change of oil brands I don't think I could contain myself... It's not perfect, but I have never been more satisfied with a new work vehicle in my entire life. It is ludicrous how fast it accelerates and the torque it maintains even loaded down with a couple motorcycles and gear up steep mountain passes etc.
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Definitely NOT placebo effect. I used Synthetic oil one vehicle then one day I took it to the dealer who did a "fee" oil change as it was part of the contract.

The vehicle ran noticeably different, it ran rougher, noisier, and had more vibration at higher rpms. After just a few hundred miles I dumped the "free" oil and put in what I was using and the vehicle again ran smooth, quieter, and at high rpms it was smooth again.
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I have been using Mobil 1 for over 20 years My last van got over 500,000 miles on her when I sold it. I was a Sprinter (still a piece of crap




I have been running Mobil 1 extended life (15,000 mile) for about 40,000 miles now.













And yes their is a difference, ist off like a few mentioned my 3.5 runs slightly quieter than before. Also I notice under same conditions with Motorcraft, I would feel the hood and it definetly flet not as hot, (guessing 10 deree's diferance. And finally My MPG did go up slightly about .5-1 MPG increase. In conclusion Mobil 1 is better than Full synthetic Motorcraft
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My problem is I can't get anyone to race me.
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**** I will... Maybe it will catch on and become a new NASVAN series
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Definitely NOT placebo effect. I used Synthetic oil one vehicle then one day I took it to the dealer who did a "fee" oil change as it was part of the contract.

The vehicle ran noticeably different, it ran rougher, noisier, and had more vibration at higher rpms. After just a few hundred miles I dumped the "free" oil and put in what I was using and the vehicle again ran smooth, quieter, and at high rpms it was smooth again.
Yeah, but, my understanding is that you're not supposed to revert back, from using synthetic. Maybe bad result is expected, in that case.

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Yeah, but, my understanding is that you're not supposed to revert back, from using synthetic. Maybe bad result is expected, in that case.

Makes no difference if you go back.
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Mobil 1 does not play well with everything. It foams a bit (milky top layer when seen through the sight glass on motorcycles) when mixed with some oils. This effect is common with Mobil 1 and not seen with other synthetics. So I would not be swapping back and forth with Mobil 1. Nothing against Mobil 1. I use it in my transit. I also use their filters.
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Mobil 1 does not play well with everything. It foams a bit (milky top layer when seen through the sight glass on motorcycles) when mixed with some oils. This effect is common with Mobil 1 and not seen with other synthetics. So I would not be swapping back and forth with Mobil 1. Nothing against Mobil 1. I use it in my transit. I also use their filters.

While it is true that some synthetics do not blend well with conventional oils that is mostly a myth when it comes to all current name brand formulations on the market. Additionally proper draining of the old oil which includes warming the engine, discarding the filter and allowing sufficient time for the old oil to actually get out of the engine before refilling will in any normal measure be ample to insure there is not enough leftover oil to cause any noticeable dissimilar oil contamination.

A white milky layer seen through the site glass on a motorcycle typically is caused by condensation. If you fire up a motorcycle, but do not allow ample time to get the oil up to operating temperature the condensation created will not evaporate out of the oil and then you get the milky white layer on and sometimes in the oil. The friction modifiers and shear stabilizers in motorcycle specific oil (which deal with organic clutches and transmissions shared with the oil bath) can also exacerbate that tendency to not burn off the moisture in the oil efficiently.
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Sorry, but... Hard to believe Mobil 1 could make a "10 deree's diferance" considering that the cooling system should regulate the temperature.

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Also I notice under same conditions with Motorcraft, I would feel the hood and it definetly flet not as hot, (guessing 10 deree's diferance. And finally My MPG did go up slightly about .5-1 MPG increase. In conclusion Mobil 1 is better than Full synthetic Motorcraft
Sorry again, but... Especially hard to believe "Mobil 1 is better than Full synthetic Motorcraft" in terms of the hood "definetly flet not as hot" & ".5-1 MPG increase".

For me the biggest advantage of synthetic is the greatly extended mileage between oil changes.
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