Originally Posted by scheherazade
I really doubt they would break the market segmentation to make a redundant product.
0w40 is niche (usually in very small stock)
5w40 is mainstream (jugs of it abound everywhere)
If they both had ll-01 approval, people would just buy the cheaper one - or 5w40 would both have to be more expensive (+endorsement), or they would have to introduce a 3rd product to take the price point of the 5w40.
I agree with this. Notice that Mobil1 does not sell the bigger containers of the 0W40 as well.
I've heard so much negativity of 0w40 being too thin that I thought I would test out the 5w40.
What do I have now? Castrol edge 5w30.
We'll see how this LL-01 approved oil stacks up to the Mobil1 5w40.