Talk:Mobil 1

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This page is a total disapointment. It lacks useful information, it seems it was written by a public relations employee and is more directed towards showing Mobil-1 sponsorships than to include technical description of its composition and properties.

This kind of "articles" should be rewritten almost entirely, as it is now, it is a complete disservice to Wikipedia.

WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED: viscosity values at different temperatures, load capacity, lubricity data, thermal performance; in essence, the page should serve the purpose of informing the reader about the measured and demonstrable qualities versus propagandistic aspects.


The article cites the mention: "FULLY Synthetic..." But this aspect has been a matter of a strong controversy, because the product (Mobil-1) can only be legally called 'Synthetic' in USA and Canada, but CANNOT be called fully Synthetic in Europe, where the law is more strict.

This subject should be included into the body of the article, if a trueness and completeness of the article are to be considered important. As a Qualified Professional Engineer with experience in this area, I want to call your attention to the fact that Motor Oil characteristics DO vary as a given formulation DEPARTS from a so called "100% Fully Synthetic" formulation.

The (sad) fact that in USA (and other countries) many concepts have been heavily distorted in order to MAKE BELIEVE the unsuspecting public whatever the businesses want them to believe, to raise profits in the most rampant way. Europeans, on the contrary, tend to be more conservative in their specifications and also more demanding (No offense here). That is the reason to insist on the need to DISTINGUISH between a True Synthetic and a mixture that attempts to appear as "100%" Synthetic. If this distintion is omited, Wikipedia readers will NOT be aware of this, and that hurts the whole Wikipedia concept, so, lets include this matter in MORE detail, not less, much less amputating it.

A Terse, well written section on the matter of How-Much 'syntetic' really is this product, is in absolute benefit to Wikipedia readers. When people GET the Wikipedia spirit, they tend to ENRICH an article, certainly not MUTILATING it. As a final note, I do NOT work for ANY company that sells ANY kind of Motor Oils, But we TEST and CERTIFY Motor Oils, so that I have absolutely NO interest in attacking or recommending ANY given product. But when a large company decides to promote its products and starts to STRETCH some concepts, in order to promote its sales or earnings, I am of the opinion that the persons that work in this field of knowledge MUST STEP IN and try to CLARIFY whatever needs to be clarified, in this case, the use of the terms "100% Synthetic", "Fully Synthetic" or similar ones need to be properly clarified. Remember the Old and Wise saying: "There is an ounce of TRUTH in every Lie" which fits this matter. Let's IMPROVE the Mobil-1 page. Sincerely, Alfredo M. Claussen, P.E., Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, R&D, Mexico City, amarquez@imp.mx


 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.100.180.20 (talk) 20:14, 18 November 2011 (UTC)