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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1- What makes Mobil 1 Racing™ oil the best choice for my race engine?

Mobil 1™ has more than 40 years of experience in formulating lubricants for all types of racing worldwide. Engine builders, racers, and team owners have long relied on the high level of performance and engine protection of Mobil 1 engine oils. The Mobil 1 “track use only ” Racing oils are the newest in our pedigree of winning formulations and are designed to help improve engine performance and protect against wear.

Q2 - Can I run the lighter viscosity Mobil 1 Racing™ 0W-30 oil without sacrificing engine durability?

Lighter viscosity oils can be used depending on specifics such as engine design, engine operating temperatures, and type of racing. We recommend to consult your engine builder for advice on your specific application and performance needs.

Q3 - Can I use Mobil 1 Racing™ oil in my street car?

This is not recommended due to the higher levels of additive elements such as Zinc and Phosphorus contained in Mobil 1 Racing oils which can have an adverse effect on the exhaust emission control systems fitted to street cars.

Q4 - Do I need to run break-in oil before using Mobil 1 Racing™ oils?

No special break-in oil is recommended.

Q5 -Can I use Mobil 1 Racing™ oils in a turbocharged application?

Yes. Mobil 1 Racing oils are specifically formulated with race-proven technology that helps combat deposit formation in high temperature areas of the engine such as the turbocharger.

Q6- Do you have a tech line that customers can call if they have a question?

Mobil 1 has a dedicated support line for requests regarding the complete line of Mobil 1 products. Please call us anytime, on or off the track, at 1-800-662-4525.

Q7- How does Mobil 1 Racing™ 0W-50 react to ethanol/methanol-based fuels?

Mobil 1 advanced full synthetic motor oils are compatible with most fuels; however, excess fuel dilution may require more frequent changes and used oil analysis for quality monitoring.