Using Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck oil in my Prius?

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    I have two cars, a 2006 Jetta and a 2009 Prius. Recently I found out that Mobil 1 10W- 40 Turbo Diesel truck oil
    has the latest anti-friction additive that is better really than the 505 spec oils that are required for the Jetta. So I now use it rather than the European 505 spec oils that cost twice as much. What I have heard about this M1 TDT oil is that is is really a superior oil also even for non-diesel car engines. I know what is specified for the Prius is 5W-30, but wouldn't 10W-40 be okay, also? I have been using only Mobile 1 full synthetic 5W-30, and a M1 oil filter. But I am hearing that the M1 TDT version has better wear protection qualities. This Prius engine has got to last another 4 years, and so I have to use absolutely the best oil in it! opinion?
     
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    no, stick to your ticket, harry
     
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    If Jim actually started using the heavy diesel oil almost 3 years ago, I for one would be very interested in his report.

    Or perhaps I've been in another "time warp"?
     
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    @bisco did resurrect this long dormant thread:cool:.

    Wonder why:whistle:?
     
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    cus no one else was of help to the poor guy. hey, better late than never ;)
     
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    He is coming around again;).

    How’d you find an old post with no responses though:whistle:.

    I just go the new posts route as that keeps me engaged enough(y).
     
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    my dude asked if the 2010 was the same as another thread, so i went into dick mode :)
     
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    Ah a profile search by post method:).

    You are to be commended for your diligence ;).

    But not sure about the name of your mode above:whistle:?

    Probably just an auto correct thing(y).
     
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    nah, google it. (private dick) maybe too old for you :)
     
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    First thing that pops up is the urban dictionary version;).

    It implies a hand gestures knob turn:cool:.

    But I’ve referred to it as an Easter egg hunt:).

    I go on those a lot at work(y).
     
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    it just seems appropriate with my dude
     
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    You’ll be in his quote archives for it too:).

    @Mendel Leisk is there a lot(y).
     
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    are you kidding? that's my goal!:sneaky:
     
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    Set the bar high(y).
     
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