I'm almost able to visualize service manager's getting extremely nervous about this Exxon/Mobil claim. We all know that one of their income producing bread and butter offerings are the "severe/normal" OCI's.
I read the entire enchilada claims on their web site link. What data they report IS impressive. And I suppose it's as factual as they can present. If it wasn't, Mobil has a lot on the line with these claims. Their integrity and customer base, for one. And I'm not just talking about someone like me. I'm recalling such major OEM's (Corvette, for one) that specify Mobil synthetic products as part of their and the owner's responsibilities in maintaining the warranties.
The fact that these tests were performed on heat packing turbo's caught my eye. What have we been taught over the years about turbo's, heat, and oil? Precisely.
How does this 1 year/20k claim impact our warranty? We already know what Hyundai is going to say. "WARRANTY DENIED!"
There's no disputing Mobil 1's reputation. And this "proprietary" claim. These engineers may have found the key ingredient to pull this claim off. And they're gonna remain silent.
What do we have to lose by trying this? An engine? No warranted repair? Who's gonna step up to the plate, face the high cheese sales pitch, and take one for the team?
I'm almost crazy enough to try it. Hmm...a year, huh? 20,000 miles? Mobil gonna buy me a new motor if I launch a couple pistons up into the stratosphere?
Leap of faith, that's what this is. Look how long it has taken us to get away from the 3 mo/3k intervals. Some still haven't. We get nauseous and nervous at going 5k between oil changes. 20,000 will have some seeking therapy. I might be one of them.
But, what if the claims are true and it really works?