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This completely non-sexist review, is on MOBIL 10w/30 Motor Oil, which is suitable for all types of Petrol engines, even Turbocharged ones, If you own a Diesel, you will want the equivalent Castrol brand GTD. The oil is a semi-synthetic oil, so a little better than the old Mineral variety, but not as expensive as fully synthetic. It comes in plastic containers, from five Litres, down to one Litre. All there are easy-pour ones, so no spills.
This Mobil oil is 10W/30, and if you want to know what these figures mean, read here:- The first figure, (10) means that this oil can be pumped by your oil pump the same as any other single grade SAE 10 oil can be pumped. The (W) means that this oil is suitable for Winter conditions, this is because this oil is a Multigrade, and therefore suitable for all year round. If you have a classic car, which will be only started up in the Summer, you will not need an oil with the (W) rating. The second number, (30) is the viscosity of this oil at 100°C (212°F) This is the normal operating temp for the average engine, during an average driving period. So now you know.
I recommend this oil, and if buying, I do advise shopping around at your local Motor accessory shops, also Supermarkets and DIY Superstores, where you can find bargains. The price of Oil varies so much these days, so just shop around.
In my own opinion, Mobil oil is one of the best, however, the interval between oil changes, is more important than the choice of oil. Remember, having decided on which oil you are using, please think about which oil filter you are going to use.
As for getting rid of the old oil, you can dispose of this at all recycling centres, although some do ask you to fill in a form if disposing of more than a Gallon! I find this strange, because most engines tend to hold at least a Gallon these days.
Please have a think about your oil, and if it does need changing, I advise you to “Do It Yourself” Oh and also remember the filter too. There are a lot of advantages in changing your own oil, you will know it has been done correctly, you know what grade of oil has been used, you know that all the old sludge has been drained, and you will have saved a small amount of money. You can use this to purchase a few cans of beer.
An oil change is simple, get your gear ready first, sump plug spanner, ramps, container to catch the old oil, and of course enough New Oil and Filter. Make sure your engine is hot, drive up the ramps, chock the wheels, remove the sump plug and allow to drain.
Now you can have a cup of Tea or Coffee while this is happening, or even your dinner. After all the old stuff has dripped out, change the filter, then replace the sump plug and top up with oil. Remove chocks, start the engine, drive off the ramps, then stop the engine so you can check the oil level. You may have to add more oil at this point as the filter will have filled with oil. Job done! Check for leaks and level as soon as you can. Make a note of the mileage so you know when to repeat.
Then go in and tell the Missus/Old Man how much you have saved, therefore justifying the slab of Beer/Sweet Sherry you bought. . . .