Mobil 1 Vtwin 20-50. The oil is designed for air cooled v twins so it should work a little better than standard oil. The bottle states that it is perfect for high heat and sustained rpm. What do you guys think?
I remember reading some VOA breakdowns of that oil on bobistheoilguy.com Since it is NOT intended for a modern car with a catalytic converter it has higher amounts of ZDDP anti wear in it. I believe it would be ideal in an air cooled motor. Being synthetic it will flow faster than a a straight 30wt.
In the past Mobil 1 15w-50 many moons ago before the later generation catalytic converter friendly specs it was fairly close to the 20w-50 V twin oil. The last I heard a few years back was M1 15w-50 still had higher ZDDP levels over any other Mobile 1 synthetic. To get current info on this oil you would have to look for test results on bobistheoilguy.com
The High Mileage Mobil 1 oils also typically had more of the good stuff in there as well.
i think that's just intended for motorcycles. they require different oil than car and lawnmower engines. i remember i had to buy a certain kind of oil for my atv i had. you couldn't just use mobil 1 off the shelf at walmart in it. actually even motorcycle and atv oils are different since alot of atvs have a wet clutch. the motorcycle oils had moly additive and the atv oils didn't. those motorcycle oils are alot more expensive as well. i would just use the standard mobil 1 10w30 or something like amsoil. those will be fine for a mower.
If you want something that's specially formulated for air cooled engines, and is the proper viscosity, AND is synthetic look at Amsoil! They have a specific air cooled engine oil that I've been using now for several seasons and I love it! My Kohlers use almost ZERO oil in 100 hours, and if you know Kohlers you know that's saying something! I use it in all of my small engines. I also use Amsoil in my trucks.
No I'm not a salesman either. I was HIGHLY skeptical of it at first, seems more like "snake oil" because of how it's sold and advertised, but after trying it I found I like it better than Mobil-1, and if you get a "commercial acount", which is free for business owners, you buy at dealer cost which puts the price really close to what mobil-1 costs at the store.