Mobil 1™ Annual Protection
Introducing the once-a-year oil change. New Mobil 1 Annual Protection ultimate full synthetic motor oils feature breakthrough lubricant technology that provides protection for one year between oil changes or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first – guaranteed.†
Walmart is selling this in 5 quart jug for about $50.00.
YMMV, but it would require a good engine, using a good filter, and on mostly longer city/hwy miles, without dusty roads.
Economically wise, I think it would be best to do multiple oil changes per year with more conventional oils. I have found conventional oils can preserve an engine, if oil changes are done regularly. Even with 150kmiles, I have not yet observed a difference in engine performance, on 2.8V6s.
I'm sure its a fine oil, but at $50.00, plus a good filter...no thanks
I have to agree with you. Though I run Mobil1 in my fleet, I suspect what one pays for with the so called "Annual Protection" is basicaly insurance. I doubt it seriously if that oil is any different or better than the standard Mobil1. If anyone maintains their car with frequent oil changes, even with a good conventional oil that motor is going to last.
I might also add, that an oil change every 2,000-3,000 miles has the added value of allow you an opportunity to take the time for a good under hood inspection. And, THAT alone can save your hide if you spot something that has been compromised like insulation on a wire, or terminal, or a weak hose, or leaking fitting, or a bad trans line. These cars are now at least 21 years old, and some much older than that!
On the farm, all gas/diesel truck vehicles are garaged when not in use, but once a year these vehicles' oils are changed with conventional oils. When in use, they are driven to/from field to grain elevators, so upto around 7,000 miles maximum with mostly hwy type miles. On diesel engines (semi trucks), the oil tests always come back good. These engines do use larger oil filters.
Originally Posted by Century7667
Conventional oils do work fine, but one must determine when to change the oil.
Today's conventional oils are much "slicker" than say 1970s oil. I have an older motorcycle with a wet clutch, and with today's oils, they can't be used, due to clutch slippage.
...and if you spill them on carpet. You'll never get it out. My trunk mat has been permanently ruined by clean Mobil1.
Originally Posted by 85_Ciera_Rebuild