Originally Posted by MuscleCar
After adding it up, it would seem that Quantum Blue would cost me twice as much as putting Mobile 1 in my car.
My costs now on Mobil 1 synthetic + filter + tax = $53.82.
Quantum blue is 2 gallons QuantumBlue Custom Blended oil and one QuantumBlue Ultra High Performance oil Filter = $102.08 + Shipping.
Well actually, the Mobil 1 is only good for about 5k miles and produces more wear. QuantumBlue is designed for at least 10k miles and more like 12 to 15k miles per change.
Your Mobil 1 is a cheaper price but costs more due to the increase in drain intervals....not to mention more wear!
Here are two examples: First one is the OP's Grand Vitara.
67 ppm of iron in 4,089 miles vs 21 ppm in 11,600 miles! That is 2.85 times longer on the same oil and 69% less bore wear than your Mobil 1.
Using your price example.....$53.82 x 2.85 = $153.39 vs $89.32. Remember that we make you 8 quarts....7 for your fill and one for top off. If you don't use the extra quart, you still have it available for the next change.
Here is the other:
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MDS Hemi. 86,760 miles on 7 oil changes. If we do the math on a Mobil 1 every 5k miles it would have cost him $933.88 @ $53.82 at that drain interval. QuantumBlue was $105.07 x 7 = $735.49. Not to mention 10 hours that Jed could be doing something else with besides doing oil changes!
Well these numbers do not lie about the protection of QuantumBlue Custom Blends.
His most recent is 14,899 miles on one change!
At the beginning, he started at 30,928 miles when he switched from Mobil 1 to QuantumBlue for his first oil change.
From that point, the oil changes went like this:
14,899 miles on his most recent one!
17 ppm iron divided by 14.899 = 1.14 ppm per 1000 miles!
0 chromium....no ring wear!
0 lead....no bearing wear!
4 ppm aluminum div by 14.899 = 26.8 100ths of 1 ppm per 1000 miles!
0 nickel....no valve wear!
So basically this engine now has 117,252 miles with the oil keeping this engine from wearing basically at all.
What are the dollars and cents?
Using this months special as an example.....$12.76 per quart x 7 = $89.32 + free oil filter = $89.32 + $15.75(shipping from Ohio to California) = $105.07.
$105.07 div by 14.899= $7.05 per 1000 miles.
Typical off the shelf synthetics are $6.75 per quart x 7 = $47.25 + $6.50 for an oil filter = $53.75 x 1.07 (tax) = $57.51. In your case you are stating $53.82. So we will use that:
$53.82 div by 5 = $10.764 per 1000 miles....assuming a 5k mile oil change.
So for 14,899 miles with typical synthetics would be $10.764 x 14.899 =$160.37!
So the numbers work out that your Mobil 1 is MORE expensive than QuantumBlue for your 2012 and will be better protected from our custom blends.
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