Join Date: May 2012
Drives: Cerato S Hatch Auto
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It's generally thought best to leave the original oil up to the first service. If you can believe that the logo actually means something about the original oil, that will be some reassurance for you.
Let's hope that Total Quartz doesn't actually contain quartz. It's common for oils to have exotic additives that sound "strong" or "lubricative" (I'm thinking of titanium and molybdenum here), but quartz? Soon we'll see diamond (Oil lasts forever; get it?).
Particularly in the US, there's a tendency to change the first oil quite early; the thinking is to get rid of chunks of metal left from the manufactuiring process. Bit of a myth, I'd say, and the filter would get rid of any (unlikely) remnants. Our Cerato went for 13,000 km with the original oil, which stayed quite clean-looking and the engine has been fine since then.
No doubt Mobil 1 is a good oil, but I wonder if it would have the same appeal had it been called Mobil 2? It's a bit pricey in Australia.