MOBIL advertises to the American people that “Nothing Outperforms Mobil
Inc. examined the specifics of Mobil 1’s claim “Nothing Outperforms…”
and as the non-biased agency standard tests clearly show.
outperforms Mobil 1. Period. ! !
Amsoil 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL) and Mobil 1
SuperSyn 5W-30 Motor Oil were analyzed in five key bench tests measuring
motor oil performance:
Four Ball Wear Test
Total Base Number (TBN)
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss of lubricants in
high-temperature service. The more motor oils vaporize, the thicker and
heavier they become, causing poor circulation, reduced fuel economy,
increased oil consumption and excessive wear and emissions. A maximum
of 15 percent evaporation loss is allowable to meet the API SL and ILSAC
GF-3 specifications. The graph shows AMSOIL 5W-30 Synthetic Oil lost
an extremely low 4.9% of its original weight during high-temperature
service, maintaining its superior protective and performance qualities,
while Mobil 1 SuperSyn 5W-30 Motor Oil lost 9.17% of its original
Flash / Fire
Point Test determines the lowest temperature at which application of a
flame will cause lubricant vapors to ignite (flash point) and sustain
burning for five seconds (fire point). Lubricants with higher flash and
fire points exhibit more stable volatility characteristics and are safer
to use and transport. As show in the graph, AMSOIL 5W-30 Synthetic
Motor Oil has higher flash and fire points than Mobil 1 SuperSyn 5W-30
The Pour Point
Test determines the lowest temperature at which a lubricant flows. The
lower a lubricant’s pour point, the better protection it provides in
low-temperature service. The graphs shows AMSOIL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor
Oil has a lower pour point than Mobil 1 SuperSyn 5W-30 Motor Oil.
Four Ball Wear
The Four Ball
West Test determines the wear protection properties of a lubricant by
measuring the wear scars produced by four metal balls in sliding contact
under the test parameters. One moveable ball bearing is placed on top
of 3 stationary ball bearings. The moveable ball bearing is placed
under pressure, in the test oil, and spun at a certain RPM for a given
amount of time. The smaller the wear scar, the better the wear
protection provided by the lubricant. The graph shows AMSOIL 5W-30
Synthetic Motor Oil completed the Four Ball Wear Test producing nearly
half the wear scar than Mobil 1 SuperSyn 5W-30 Motor Oil.
Total Base Number
(TBN) is the measurement of a lubricant’s reserve alkalinity. The higher
a motor oil’s TBN, the more effective it is in handling contaminants and
reducing the corrosive effects of acids for an extended period of time.
The graph shows AMSOIL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil has a higher TBN than
Mobil 1 SuperSyn 5W-30 Motor Oil.
As all 5 test
outperforms Mobil 1 !!
deserves only the best. Using Amsoil is the best, and less expensive!
With extended drain intervals (25,000 miles), not only is Amsoil better
for your vehicle, it’s cheaper.
You can’t get
any simpler than that.