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Mobil 1 ESP Synthetic Oil

Mobil 1™ ESP Formula

Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
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Designed specifically for diesel cars with particulate filters

Mobil 1 ESP Formula advanced full synthetic motor oils are made with a proprietary blend of leading edge components.

Mobil 1 ESP Formula oils help prolong the life and maintain the efficiency of emission systems in both diesel and gasoline powered automobiles. They are formulated to be fully compatible with passenger car diesels that have the latest Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and Gasoline Catalytic Converters (CATs). Mobil 1 ESP oils help deliver outstanding performance and protection.

Please reference our Mobil 1™ Product Guide for a quick look at specifications including zinc and phosphorus, as well as manufacturer approvals for Mobil 1 motor oils.

We stand behind our products. Read our Mobil 1 limited warranty.

Features and benefits

Low ash content

  • Helps reduce ash buildup in Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs)

Low sulfur and phosphorous content

  • Helps reduce poisoning of Gasoline Catalytic Converters (CATs)

Active cleaning agents

  • Help reduce deposits and sludge buildup to enable long and clean engine life

Outstanding thermal and oxidation stability

  • Helps reduce oil aging, allowing extended drain interval protection

Excellent low-temperature capabilities

  • Offer quick cold-weather starting and ultra-fast protection
  • Help extend engine life

Available viscosity grades

What does this viscosity mean?
  • 0W-30

    Specifications and approvals

    Mobil 1 ESP X1 0W-30 motor oil meets or exceeds the requirements of:

    • ACEA C2, C3

    Mobil 1 ESP X1 0W-30 has the following builder approvals:

    • MB-Approval 229.31
    • MB-Approval 229.51
    • MB-Approval 229.52

    Technical details

    Viscosity, ASTM D 445
    cSt @ 40ºC 65.0
    cSt @ 100ºC 12.0
    Sulfated Ash, wt%, ASTM D 874 0.8
    Phosphorous 0.08
    Density @ 15ºC kg/l, ASTM D 4052 0.847
    Total Base Number (TBN) ASTM D 2896 7.6
    MRV at -30ºC 24,800
    Viscosity Index 180
    HTHS Viscosity, mPa•s @ 150ºC, ASTM D 4683         3.5

    View product data sheet for Mobil 1™ ESP X1 0W-30

  • 5W-30

    Specifications and approvals

    Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 has the following builder approvals:

    • BMW Longlife 04
    • MB-Approval 229.31
    • MB-Approval 229.51
    • Volkswagen (Gasoline/Diesel) 504 00/507 00
    • Porsche C30
    • Chrysler MS-11106
    • Peugeot/Citroën Automobiles B71 2290/B71 2297

    Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 meets or exceeds the requirements of:

    • ACEA C2, C3
    • API (Meets Engine Test Requirements) SM/SN
    • JASO DL-1

    According to ExxonMobil, Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 is of the following quality level:

    • API CF
    • Volkswagen (Gasoline)* 502 00/503 00/503 01
    • Volkswagen (Diesel)* 505 00/505 01/506 00/506 01
      *All VW engines with the exception of Unit-Injector/Pump-Duse TDI without LongLife Service and without DPF between 1999-2003 and R5/V10-TDi before model year 2006.

    Technical details

    SAE Grade 5W-30
    Viscosity, cSt (ASTM D445)
    @ 40ºC 72.8
    @ 100ºC 12.1
    Viscosity Index 164
    Sulphated Ash, wt% (ASTM D874) 0.6
    HTHS Viscosity, mPa•s @ 150ºC (ASTM D4683)     3.58
    Pour Point, ºC (ASTM D97) -45
    Flash Point, ºC (ASTM D92) 254
    Density @ 15.6ºC, g/ml (ASTM D4052) 0.850

    View product data sheet for Mobil 1™ ESP 5W-30

Show reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with this in my 2009 VW Jetta TDI I love this oil. I just wish it was sold in 4 liter jugs March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mobil 1 used since 1984 When I first used Mobil 1 in a Renault 19, the first change from ordinary oil took away so much friction that I had to turn down the idle speed on the carburettor. With my modern Subaru diesel, everyone who rides with me for the first time comments "is this really a diesel?". I am asked for advice by my work colleagues and they know that I get over 10% better economy than the EU stated combined figure. Some of this is down to usage but I do make progress when out on the highway and I can always tell when an oil change with Mobil 1 is due. As my mpg eases down, the oil change is going to recover my mileage figure. Cost is never an issue, in my view the difference for the best is only a small amount. Alternatively an engine rebuild damages my credit cards. Admittedly in 31 years, I have not used much else but I do read the reports and yet to discover something to change my mind. March 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Honda DTIS Civic I drive a 2014 Honda DTIS Civic diesel, fitted with an exhaust particulate filter. I arrived at the Honda dealer for the first service with a supply of Mobil 1 5W30 ESP, being the recommended oil from the Mobil 1 range. I chose Mobil 1 for two reasons, Mobil product has high quality assurance standards, I was personally involved in ensuring product quality with Mobil Exxon in Australia. The 1.6 litre Honda turbocharged engine produces a remarkable amount of torque and is incredibly fuel efficient. Confidently, I can choose Mobil 1 to preserve the efficency and reliablity of this motor, as do leading car manufacturers in recommending Mobil 1 January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best For Turbo Engines Mobil One is the best oil choice for any engine, but it is a absolute requirement for any engine that is turbo-charged. Turbo bearings will start to coke with conventional oils, this is because the turbo energy comes from the high heat of exhaust gases. When a turbo engine is shut down immediately after running at say Interstate speeds the oil starts to burn to the bearings, and doing this over time will cause the turbo to fail. Synthetic Mobil One has a very high tolerance to hot shut down, and does not easily coke. I found this out the hard way many years ago. Surprised how expensive a new turbo-charger cost, but more surprised at the labor cost, so do yourself a favor and only use Mobil One Synthetic oil in your turbo-charged engine. A good idea is to allow your turbo-charged engine to idle for say 15 to 30 seconds before turning off the ignition. I also highly recommend Mobil One Synthetics in all other engines. Drive longer and more miles with Mobil One. Less friction equals better fuel mileage too. August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent I use in my BMW and in my Skoda taxi, Mobil 1 work very good. April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2002 VW TDI This oil has made the car run better than it has ever run before. It starts easier and idles smoother and quieter than when it was new. Mileage is up also. Combined with the HPR diesel fuel there is not smoke from this car or diesel smell. The price is well worth the benefits of the oil. I have 219000 miles on this engine and hope to get 500000. I will also start running this oil in all my gas cars as well. March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used in my Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 3.0 litre Local dealership advised Penzoil European formula. Cost at dealership is $17.00+ per litre, at $10 litres required. Purchased Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 for just under $9.00/litre, which meets or exceeds requirements for truck. Continue to enjoy 29MPG average on highway, and 24MPG in city. February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This has been an excellent choice for my diesel motor. Thanks Mobile for the many more miles December 30, 2014
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