Mobil 1 and changes in oil labels

Posted By on March 17, 2006

Oil Filters
I took advantage of warm oil after a long drive tonight to do an oil extraction (change) in my Volkswagen Jetta TDI tonight. I thought I would included a photo of a couple of appropriate filters with the plastic oil dam inside since I happened to have both the OEM VW brand (from the dealership) and a Mahle brand from Jon Hamilton’s shop (RallyVW).

Unfortunately the oil that I’ve been using (see TDIClub Forums thread with photos) is not package as it usually is in my local Walmart. It seems that the repackaged diesel rated Mobil Delvac 1 oil for retail is being renamed from Mobil 1 Truck and SUV 5W40 oil to Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W40.

The 5W40 diesel motor oil is still available and will meet the API CI-4Plus requirement. It has been renamed to Mobil1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W40 and all the same stores that carried the former product will have availability.
-Matt / Mobiloil Customer Service\'s FAQ
Unfortunately for me, I assumed seeing Mobil 1 Truck and SUV on the shelve was okay and didn’t realized that the oil was now different than in the past. The techs behind the service counter at the Walmart Auto Center were clueless … no surprise. After figuring out my error, I returned the wrong oil and asked when they would be stocking the new Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck oil? They didn’t even see it in their system or know what I was talking about … note the above Mobiloil web site FAQ … its not update or showing the correct product either.

Lesson learned … read the label and pay attention to what you are buying; thankfully I caught things before draining my oil. (speaking of draining … have you tried a Pelaoil extraction?’)

Wrong Mobil 1 Truck and SUV Oil

The Wrong Mobil 1 Truck and SUV


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