5L Mobil Vactra Oil No.2


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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.2 is an ISO VG 68 grade slideway oil.

Mobil Vactra Oil No.2 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.2 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.2 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 were originally specified for use on the slideways.

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 68
  • Esso Febis K 53 (Pre ISO)


  • Cincinnati Milacron P-47

Cincinnati Milacron P-47

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-47 category. The following oils are also approved under the P-47 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.

  • American Lubricants Heavy-Medium Way Oil
  • Americhem 68 AM Waylube
  • Amoco Waytac Oil 68
  • Arthur C Withrow Withrowlube 625-300 Way Oil
  • Ashland Oil Waylube W-30
  • Atlantic Richfield Truslide 68
  • Baum Castorine Tena Film No EP300 ST
  • Benz Oil Petac 68
  • BP Energol GHL-68
  • BP Energol HP 20-C
  • BP Energol HP-68-C
  • Breslube Way Oil 68
  • Castrol Magna BDX 68
  • Cam-Or 84-748
  • Century Oils Cheviot SO 196
  • Certified Laboratories WLC-68
  • Chevron Vistac Oil 68 X
  • Cities Service Oil Sliderite #68
  • Conoco HD Way Lubricant 31
  • Esso Febis K-68
  • Gulf Gulfway 68
  • Imperial Oil Molub Alloy Astral Way Oil 20
  • Imperial Oil BE-16
  • Indian Oil Corp Servoway 317
  • International Refining Irmco W-31
  • Kernite Way-Lube 68
  • Linder Oil Waylube 68
  • Lubrasystems WAL-68
  • Lubri/Tek 1868 Waylube
  • Luscon Sliderite 68
  • Mantek MWL-68
  • Metal Lubricants Meltac WL-222
  • Metalworking Lubricants Metlube 47
  • Mobil Vactra Oil #2
  • Motors Oil Refining Morway 350
  • National Chemsearch WLN-68
  • National Oil WL-69-EP
  • Nynas TD-33-OA
  • Orogil 30578
  • Pennzoil Penreco Tableway Lubricant Medium
  • Petrofina Fina Artac EP 68
  • Henry Sanson & Sons No Drip Way Lube 297
  • Shell Tonna 68
  • Shell Tonna T-68
  • Solene Waylube #3
  • Sun Lubeway 1180
  • Technolube WL-VG-68
  • Texaco Waylube 68
  • Texaco Way Lubricant 68
  • Texas BIOGLIDE 68
  • Total Drosera 68
  • Union Way Oil HD 68
  • Vulcan Stearocling 300S
  • W.S Dodge Oil SAF Waylube Medium 68

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 I may be able to source it and add it to my stock list.

More Information
Manufacturer Mobil
EAN 0761856613720
UPC 761856613720
Volume 5 Litres
Country of Manufacture Italy
Density (kg/m3) 883
Base Oil Type Mineral Oil
Viscosity ISO VG 68
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