Features

Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 is made with a proprietary blend of leading edge components formulated to be fully compatible with the latest Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF's) and Gasoline Catalytic Converters (CAT's). Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 has been designed to help deliver outstanding performance and protection in conjunction with potential fuel economy benefits. Key features and potential benefits include:

 

Features

Advantages and Potential Benefits

Low Ash Content

Helps to reduce particulate build up in Diesel Particulate Filters

Low Sulphur and Phosphorous content

Helps to reduce poisoning of Gasoline Catalytic Converters

Active cleaning agents

Helps to reduce deposits and sludge build-up to enable long and clean engine life

Outstanding thermal and oxidation stability

Helps to reduce oil aging allowing extended drain interval protection

Low oil consumption

Less hydrocarbon pollution

Enhanced frictional properties

Potentially aids fuel economy

Excellent low temperature capabilities

Quick cold weather starting and ultra fast protection
Helps to extend engine life

Applications


Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 has the General Motors Service Fill dexos2™ approval, which is required for all 2010 and onward new GM/Opel/Vauxhall/Chevrolet Diesel and Gasoline models. GM/Opel have advised that dexos2™ specification is backward compatible to older GM/Opel specifications (GM-LL-A-025 and GM-LL-B-025). The majority of GM/Opel/Vauxhall/Chevrolet Diesel and Gasoline vehicles can use dexos2™ lubricants. 

Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 is especially suitable for extreme conditions, where conventional oil often may not perform.
 
It is not recommended for 2-Cycle or aviation engines, unless specifically approved by the manufacturer.

Specifications

Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40 has the following builder approvals:

General Motors Service Fill

dexos2™ (license number D20679HJ015))

Typical Properties

Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40

Viscosity, ASTM D 445

 

cSt @ 40ºC

69

cSt @ 100ºC

12.9

Sulfated Ash, wt%, ASTM D 874

0.8

Phosphorous

0.09

Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 92

232

Density @ 15º C kg/l, ASTM D 4052

0.8408

Total Base Number (TBN) ASTM D 2896

8.5

MRV at -40ºC

20100

Viscosity Index

189

HTHS Viscosity, mPa•s @ 150ºC, ASTM D 4683

3.53

Reviews

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I ordered this oil because of the Dexos2 rating. Like all other Mobil 1 oils, it is great stuff.

This said however, I also picked up some Redline 5W/40 Euro formula which has the same Dexos2 approval. I put it in the other vehicle that required the Dexos2 approval and you can tell the difference. They are the same make and engine's with about the same miles on them and the Redline is just smoother. This is the only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5.

You can't go wrong with either product, and to be honest, Mobil 1 saved a race for me onetime and the car ended up winning. Upon teardown I was expecting to see pretty severe damage since the oil ended up being hotter than 360 degrees F for the last 20 laps of the race. Only showed very minor heat pads on a couple of the bearings... we were all amazed. So trust me when I tell you that you can't go wrong with Mobil 1 or the Redline.
October 10, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago

Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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recommend for 2018 C7 Z06
Phillip M on Mar 28, 2019
Recommended oil for Corvette that good for street and track usage. Is GM dexos2 certified.
Barry on Mar 12, 2019
recommend for 2018 C7 Z06
Phillip M on Mar 28, 2019
This is a GM approved oil for a 2019 Z06 Corvette.
Robert C on Mar 14, 2019
Recommended oil for Corvette that good for street and track usage. Is GM dexos2 certified.
Barry on Mar 12, 2019
2017 Corvette Z06 Recommended oil
David C on Dec 29, 2018
Required oil for 2019 Corvette.
Larry E on Dec 16, 2018
2014 Corvette, just bought used. I still change oil and filter far more often than recommended - old habit. My last Corvette went 105K with no engine problems. It's worth the extra cost for the best oil.
David T on Dec 8, 2018
I needed to change the oil of our ML 350 BlueTec Mercedes
Dorothy B on Nov 25, 2018
Own corvette
Christopher A on Nov 9, 2018
GM Recommended oil for the LT1 in my 2017 Camaro
Brian S on Nov 6, 2018
2017 c7 z51
Mike C on Oct 29, 2018
Oil for 2019 Z06 corvette
Patrick G on Oct 26, 2018
Recommended for my 2017 Corvette!
GARY N on Oct 23, 2018
Recommended oil for my car.
Oscar E on Oct 17, 2018
Been using Mobil1 for years. This is the (Chief Corvette Engineer) recommended oil for C7 Corvettes.
Jim M on Oct 16, 2018
Mobil 1 synthetics are an excellent brand that is available worldwide. The quality has saved my behind in racing as well as daily driving. My new vehicle requires the Dexos specification, so this was my selection since we do a lot of driving in hot a climate.
Loyd C on Sep 26, 2018
New recommended oil for the LT1 for daily driving and track use.
Paul R on Sep 8, 2018
Factory Fill on 2019 Corvettes and backwards compatible with all 2014+.
No need to switch back and forth between 5W-30 and 15W-50 for street and track.
Dean F on Aug 30, 2018
New reco for 2018 zl1 camaro
Greg B on Aug 22, 2018
recommended oil for 2019 corvette lt1 and lt4 engines
william b on Aug 18, 2018
New oil recommended for the LT4 engine in the Corvette and Camaro.
KEVIN M on Aug 14, 2018
This is a GM approved oil for a 2019 Z06 Corvette.
Robert C on Mar 14, 2019
2017 Corvette Z06 Recommended oil
David C on Dec 29, 2018
Can I use FS 0w40 on a catless c7?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. The only difference between the Dexos 1 and 2 is that the 2 also bags a diesel certification.
can Mobil 1 0W-40 without Dexos cert be used in a corvette?
Edward M on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Dexos-2 Certification simply says that levels of various things are either not in the oil, or at a very minimum level. This is done for emissions equipment on your car. In todays world of emissions control, it is done by maintaining the proper air / fuel ratio, temperatures of exhaust, water, and motor oil. The OEM manufacture has to warrant that the emissions system will perform properly for a minimum of 60,000 miles or something. So when you're looking at an engine such as the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as many other high output engines from Ford, Mopar, etc, emissions compliance becomes an issue that needs to have everything working properly and held within a tight tolerance. The residue that many oils bypass into the exhaust can be handled easily in your everyday engine and their supporting emissions systems. But the high performance versions use different catalytic converter materials that are more efficient, but also more susceptible to the effect of typical engine oil bypass. FYI, ALL engines have some blow-by and send some level of chemical vapor stuff down the exhaust.

The Dexos 2 oils minimize this problem. I use the Dexos 2 rated oils and specifically this one in a Duramax diesel. They require the Dexos-2 for the same reasons, to protect the residue of ash and sulfur from hurting the Diesel Particulate filters.

Now, with all of this said, using a standard automotive 0W/40 oil will not hurt your engine. It won't hurt you emissions either in one use of it either. But it is better to be safe than sorry, and as long as you stay with a quality product like Mobil 1 or Red Line Oils with the Dexos-2 rating, their superior lubriacation formulations and elements used will not be a problem.

Lastly, DO NOT USE RACING OIL in your street engine with emissions controls! They use a high level of zinc to prevent wear on the highly loaded metal to metal things such as the lifters and cam followed on the camshaft.