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#2594745 - 04/09/12 06:31 PM Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 6838
Loc: new jersey
who makes in your opinion the best high mileage oil, and why?
I have used Valvoline,Pennzoil And Quaker Whatever is on sale

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#2594841 - 04/09/12 07:48 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
EricF Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 1634
Loc: SF Bay Area
I've had great results with Valvoline Maxlife.

Been trying Mobil Super High Mileage, nothing good or bad to say yet.
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#2594845 - 04/09/12 07:52 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 7623
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
who makes in your opinion the best high mileage oil, and why?
I have used Valvoline,Pennzoil And Quaker Whatever is on sale


crazyoildude you answered your own question the best is always what is on sale when comparing the major name brands.
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#2594870 - 04/09/12 08:04 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5590
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Valvoline pretty much invented HM oil with Maxlife and I've yet to see anyone else do it better. Top choices though IMO besides Maxlife would be Pennzoil, or the new QS Defy. Rotella 10w30 would be much like a HM oil on steriods and is suitable for many PCMO applications.
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#2594871 - 04/09/12 08:05 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: dave1251]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 6838
Loc: new jersey
good point...
Im still curious what oil everyone likes the best. i use hm oils but i dont have that in the drums at the shop so i look for sales and hope for the best...
im sure everyone has favorites

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#2594884 - 04/09/12 08:14 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
Bluestream Offline


Registered: 09/13/03
Posts: 4512
Loc: Waterloo, ON
Why don't you buy it from your local distributor? Who cares about the price you mark it up like everything else and the customer pays. I never heard of a shop owner going out and buying oil at retail whether is on sale or not...
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#2594892 - 04/09/12 08:20 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
Toto Offline


Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 193
Loc: Michigan
I have used Mobil [synthetic blend & full synthetic], Pennzoil and the old Quaker State and currently have a new fill of the Quaker State Defy which my high mileage vehicle no longer has the little puff of white smoke combine that with the price of $14.88 for a 5qt synthetic blend making it my favorite.

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#2594941 - 04/09/12 08:55 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3432
Loc: Coney Island, NY
I've got quite a few gallon jugs of the Red MaxLife HM oil, SM, in my stash....compliments of the Kmart clearance. One 5 Quart Jug of NextGen, from the WM clearance and almost 30 quarts of Valvoline HM, Full Synthetic, 5w-30, from the Advance Auto Clearance.

I'll be using some of the MaxLife Red Jug, SM, from the Kmart clearance on some vehicles this late spring.

I have not personally used any HM oils....yet.....so I can't give you an opinion on these oils.



Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
good point...
Im still curious what oil everyone likes the best. i use hm oils but i dont have that in the drums at the shop so i look for sales and hope for the best...
im sure everyone has favorites
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#2594943 - 04/09/12 08:57 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
garlicbreadman Offline


Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 804
Loc: USA
valvoline maxlife nex gen...i was a believer when i saw no debris on my magnetic drain plug...

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#2594950 - 04/09/12 08:59 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: garlicbreadman]
67Customs Offline


Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 150
Loc: North Carolina
I'm a fan of Valvoline MaxLife, Valvoline MaxLife NxtGen, Mobil Super High Mileage and I really like Mobil 1 High Mileage.
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#2594962 - 04/09/12 09:06 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2251
Loc: Texas
+1 for Valvoline MaxLife and Mobil 1 High Mileage.
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#2594966 - 04/09/12 09:11 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: KCJeep]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29476
Loc: NJ
Valvoline MaxLife.
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#2594979 - 04/09/12 09:24 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
johnsmellsalot Offline


Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 526
Loc: Texas
I don't use high mileage oil but if I did, it would be Valvoline Maxlife.
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#2594994 - 04/09/12 09:37 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: crazyoildude]
Zako2 Offline


Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 827
Loc: Texas
Right now, I use whatever I have stashed, since it's free. However, if I was buying at retail prices, I'd use Valvoline Maxlife Conventional or Maxlife Nextgen 5W20 in my Ford vehicles and 5W30 in those that call for it. At our local Walmart, both are sold for about $17-18 in pretty much all possible grades, which is not bad at all. There have been a few good Maxlife UOA reports already, and I like the fact that Maxlife version has a bit higher TBN than the normal oil according to Valvoline's product sheets. However, besides that, does anyone know what else differentiates the Maxlife oils from the regular ones?


Edited by Zako2 (04/09/12 09:40 PM)

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#2595030 - 04/09/12 10:05 PM Re: Who Makes The Best HM 5w30 /10w30 Motor Oil [Re: Zako2]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5590
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Originally Posted By: Zako2
However, besides that, does anyone know what else differentiates the Maxlife oils from the regular ones?


If you're referring to the standard Valvoline line up, the Maxlife is a bit thicker, has a little stouter anti-wear and detergent add pack (as you've noted in the TBN), the Maxlife is also a syn-blend and it has some seal conditioners as well.

When you figure price and results, I believe the Maxlife (or Nextgen Maxlife) is probably Valvoline's best product.
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