Mobil Vactra Oil No.1 - 1 Litre

£16.80 £14.00
You are buying the ORIGINAL MOBIL OIL rebottled into one of our bottles

This oil is purchased in bulk from one of Mobil's authorised distributors. We decant the oil into bottles ourselves for sale in smaller quantities. The plastic bottle, cap and label are not original Mobil items. The original Mobil batch numbers are included on the label to provide traceability to the manufacturing batch.


Mobil Vactra Oil No.1 is an ISO VG 32 grade slideway oil.

Mobil Vactra Oil No.1 is a premium-quality slideway lubricant specifically designed to meet the requirements for accuracy, aqueous coolant separability, and equipment protection of precision machine tools.

Mobil Vactra Oil No.1 is carefully formulated from high-quality base stocks and performance balanced with an advanced additive system that provides controlled frictional properties, compatibility with aqueous metal working fluids and corrosion protection of parts and equipment. The unique additive package provides exceptional frictional properties on a wide variety of way materials, including steel on steel and steel on polymer, reducing stick-slip and chatter. This allows smooth, uniform motion at design travel speeds enhancing machine productivity and accuracy helping to prolong tool life and enhance surface finish. Mobil Vactra Oil No.1 has been optimized to provide separability from many aqueous coolants while minimizing the corrosive effects of high pH coolants on lubricated surfaces.

Please note that this is a slideway oil and is suitable for use on many lathes and milling machine slideways, even where the original manufacturer specifies a different oil. In many cases for old machinery, specific slideway oils were not available when they were manufactured and this oil should be seen as a step up where standard hydraulic fluids such as Esso NUTO were originally specified.

Previous Names/Substitutions

This oil has undergone various name changes during its lifetime, but the specification of the oil has remained the same and the previous equivalent names for this oil are as follows

  • Esso Febis K 32


  • Cincinnati Milacron P-53

Cincinnati Milacron P-53

Cincinnati Milacron are an American machinery manufacturer. To simplify specification of machine oils for their machines, they adopted an approved products list, grouping oils from various manufacturers into categories with minimum specifications. Instead of specifying one particular manufacturer of oil for their machines, they suggest you choose an oil from the approved products list in the relevant category.

This oil appears in the P-53 category. The following oils are also approved under the P-53 category. If an oil is present on this list, it is a good indication that it is of similar specification to this oil, and could possibly be substituted, however, additional checks should be made with the manufacturers data sheets before substituting.

  • Amoco Waytac Oil 32
  • Ashland Oil CH W-15
  • Atlantic Richfield Truslide 32
  • BP Energol GHL-32
  • Esso Febis K-32
  • Gulf Gulfway 32
  • International Refining Irmco W-15
  • Mobil Vactra Oil #1
  • Nynas TD-23-OA
  • Orogil 30579
  • Shell Tonna 32
  • Shell Tonna T-32
  • Sun Lubeway 1706
  • Technolube WL-VG-32
  • Total Drosera 32
  • Union Way Oil HD 32
  • Vulcan Stearocling 150S

Please check your machine manual for the correct oil specified and ensure you are buying the correct grade of oil for your machine.

If your machine manual specifies a grade of oil that you are finding it difficult to get, then please do get in touch, as we may be able to source it and add it to our stock list.

More Information
HS Code (Customs)2710199990
Viscosity32 (ISO VG)
Size1 L
Country of ManufactureItaly
Density (kg/m3)883
Base Oil TypeMineral Oil