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    Quote Originally Posted by SadClouds View Post
    Never heard of them. How are they better than Mobil 1 or Castrol which are recommended by VW?
    I'm merely reflecting on the media hype and the fact that they're in the 40 price range. Have a look on the likes of YT. Both Liqui Moly and Motul seem to get bells and whistles appraisals.

    What benefits have you noticed using Mobil 1 oil?
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    To be honest, all modern oils, even the cheap stuff, are amazing in many respects, except where they have been castrated by regulators to remove the additives that protect wiping surfaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diyspanner View Post
    What benefits have you noticed using Mobil 1 oil?
    Just the stuff I read on various forums, some people say Mobil 1 is quite good, Castrol is about average, see the link below. Somebody did chemical analysis of Mobil 1 and Castrol oils. Mobil 1 ESP had good amounts of Molybdenum and Boron (which allegedly is good sign of quality oil, I assume they are additives that protect and clean engine parts), Castrol Edge didn't seem to have any of those additives.

    https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-th...r-Castrol-Edge
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    For whatever their worth, a set tests for various brand grades and specifications.
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    I'm not into who's the best , a spec is a spec and 504.00 507.00 is up there .

    I change oil like some people change their socks .

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