Mobil 1 0w-16 on store shelves now, 1st dibs anyone?

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  1. Grit

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    Doing a late dark red wine run & ran into this at Walmart, who wants to be the 1st to try?

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    It’s been out in Japan for some time. It’s going to be the new 0W-20! Ugh.
     
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    Do you consider this a true synthetic like their 0w-40?
     
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    Don’t know anything about it.
     
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    Just used it in a 2018 Camry 2.5, the cap called for 0w-16.
     
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    Don't get what the big deal is, as we used to regularly change out our Lexus oil with this .... and 0w-10 has been out for quite a while.
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    They have red wine in the automotive section? :confused: :LOL:

    I wonder which has the thicker viscosity?
     
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    I did say Walmart shelf, obviously other oilweight can be bought anywhere on the www. It’s more of the accepted standard in big stores now, the purpose of the post :) And its Mobil 1’s version.
     
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    This oil will be my next choice of oil when OCI comes up...
     
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    Rumor from the MSDS is that 0w-16 and EP/AP 0w-20 are fully PAO.
     
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    We have had it at my employer since December. I am almost thinking of putting it in mine just to see if the viscosity makes a difference to FE.
     
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    I have been using this oil:
    ZEPRO 0W-20 Molybdenum | Premium Engine Oil | Idemitsu Lubricants

    It has a high viscosity index (due to significant VII usage, which is terrible for piston ring deposits) and its viscosity at 40C is about the same as 0W-16.
     
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    And here I am using 0W-40......good luck guys with your Gen3’s.
     
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    I’ve got a few miles I can spare on my Gen 3 in the name of science. LoL
     
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    That price is no too bad at all, especially compared to Genuine Toyota 0W-20. I still have Toyota 0W-20 I purchased in a case. My trial for a new brand would be after I use them up, say next year? :D
     
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    My father in law purchased a 2020 Corolla SE, which calls for 0w-16 oil. Thank you folks for posting motor oil choices for 0w-16.:rolleyes:
     
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    Mobil 1 SAE 0W-16 VOA - Bob Is The Oil Guy

    I just posted this over on bitog. It looks like a decent low-ash oil.
     
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    I've been curious about using this on my CT200h. but I honestly don't know if our engines are up to spec, long term. Plus with this being $15-20 more per 5 quarts than Amazon/Supertech 0W-20, you have to ask yourself is it worth the gamble. Until Toyota themselves says it's fine to use, I won't switch. Especially if it doesn't come down in cost.
     
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