2006 Mini Cooper S

2006 Mini Cooper S

Testing by Ev Bernardo at EB3 Motorsports.

The test protocol was that a standard oil and filter change was performed by EB3 Motorsports, Inc. on a 2006 Cooper Mini S at 109,585 miles using Mobil 1 motor oil.  A sample of the fresh, unused oil was drawn from the bottle, as Test sample #1.  The Mini was driven for 1,000 miles and Oil Test sample #2 was extracted. Then MPG+ was added, and the Mini was driven 200 more miles.  Oil Test sample #3 was then drawn.  This drive and sample procedure was repeated two more times after an additional 995 miles and then an additional 980 miles.  All of the test samples were sent to Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc., for testing.  Each oil sample was tested using a sophisticated test method for determination of metals in lubricating oils and greases, specifically, Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emissions Spectrometry (ICP-AES) (ASTM D7303).  

As can be seen, Iron and Aluminum are the primary wear metals present in the oil after driving the vehicle 1,000 miles with only Mobil 1 in the crankcase.  MPG+ was added, and after 2,200 additional miles were driven, for a total of 3,200 miles of driving, the amount of aluminum wear metal in the oil was 26% less than it was at the 1,000 mile test.  The iron wear metal in the oil was 15% less than it was at the 1,000 mile test. The driver of the vehicle also documented a 21.2% increase in fuel economy after MPG+ was added, going from 26.4 mpg to 32.07 mpg.  This test proved that MPG+ virtually eliminates wear and allows the engine to rid itself of harmful wear metals during normal operation!