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#3202647 - 12/01/13 07:41 AM Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval
Corollaman Offline


Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Eastern Wa
Is anyone using Valvoline Synpower for extended oil change intervals?


Edited by Corollaman (12/01/13 07:50 AM)

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#3202651 - 12/01/13 07:48 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Corollaman
Is anyone using Valvoline Syntec

Is this a blend of Valvoline Synpower and Castrol Syntec? smile
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#3202654 - 12/01/13 07:53 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Quattro Pete]
Corollaman Offline


Registered: 11/20/13
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Loc: Eastern Wa
My bad, I meant Valvoline Synpower. With my coupon I can get the 5 quart jug for $17, was wondering if it can compete with the Toyota Synthetic that cost me $30+ for 5 quarts. Thanks

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#3202658 - 12/01/13 07:57 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
Quattro Pete Offline


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If it meets the specs that your engine calls for, then I'm sure it'll be fine...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3189109/valvoline_synpower?#Post3189109
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#3202664 - 12/01/13 08:00 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
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Loc: Southeast Michigan
Welcome Corollaman! welcome

Synpower is a very good synthetic but I'm not sure I'd use it for 1-year / 10K-miles without doing some shorter intvervals first and getting UOAs. With that said, I ran Synpower 5W-20 in our VUE once for an 8K-mile interval and it did just fine. TBN was low at 1.8 at the end but wear metals were still very low.

But if I were going to run an extended interval without being informed by UOAs, I would probably pick Mobil 1 Extended Performance, Castrol Edge Extended Performance, or something that it marketed for extended intervals. 2cents
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#3202673 - 12/01/13 08:22 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
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Registered: 06/09/10
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Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
ANY MAJOR SYN can do 1y/10k OCI's, barring race/track use, highly modified engines, extremely dirty engines.

Synpower seems to be slightly reformulated and keeping its TBN longer, so yes I would use it in any of my cars shown (if they were out of warranty).
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#3202723 - 12/01/13 09:51 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 4612
Loc: Virginia Beach
Depends on the engine and use...to your specific question, no, I am not using it for extended drain.

That said, our '06 Corolla is pretty easy on oil. Spotless inside the engine. It gets whatever oil I can find on sale. I find that it wears the front tires quickly, however, and I am teaching its young driver the importance of regular maintenance (she is good about this, by the way) so I stick to the 5,000 miles OCI. That's when the light comes on (thus reinforcing the good habit) and that's when it's time to rotate the tires.
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#3202740 - 12/01/13 10:09 AM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: Corollaman]
dernp Offline


Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 350
Loc: S/W Ontario
I have a stash of 5w20 synpower that I have run in my Tundra. Use it with confidence.
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#3203316 - 12/01/13 08:34 PM Re: Valvoline syntec 1 yr/10,000 interval [Re: barlowc]
Richtrashman Offline


Registered: 10/21/13
Posts: 65
Loc: Cincinnati OH
Originally Posted By: barlowc


Synpower is a very good synthetic but I'm not sure I'd use it for 1-year / 10K-miles without doing some shorter intvervals first and getting UOAs. With that said, I ran Synpower 5W-20 in our VUE once for an 8K-mile interval and it did just fine. TBN was low at 1.8 at the end but wear metals were still very low.

Read that even though the tbn is usually low on the synpower it usually has great wear numbers as a trend due to the high sodium add pack, as well as the NAPA syn. Any thoughts on this?
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