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#3252768 - 01/19/14 08:36 AM MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3%
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 2193
Loc: sun & rain, S. FL.
Wow! Why the big difference from its 5w30 of 10.2? Which is more than decent in its own right.
As seen on their website.


Edited by wemay (01/19/14 08:42 AM)
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#3252772 - 01/19/14 08:42 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 04/13/13
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Its because its 10w30.
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#3252777 - 01/19/14 08:50 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9409
Loc: OH
How recent are these two numbers?
Are both of the same time frame?
The higher would be okay, but the lower is really good.
Ashland buys all of the basestock it uses.
Could GTL Grp III be in such vast supply that Ashland is buying it?
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#3252778 - 01/19/14 08:51 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
SOHCman Offline


Registered: 03/29/10
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So, the heavier overall makeup of the 10w-30 naturally will be less prone to lighter element loss?
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#3252788 - 01/19/14 09:02 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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The blends, 5w/10w30, also fall in the 10's. But that full syn 10w30 number is outstanding. The report says 'from 2012'.
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#3252797 - 01/19/14 09:10 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
RamFan Offline


Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 1571
Loc: Illinois, U.S.A
This may be slightly off topic but I'll share another example that follows similarly.
Havoline Synthetic 5w30 - 13%
Havoline Synthetic 10w30 - 8%

The 10w is even more stable than the 5w40 with a NOACK of 10%.
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#3252803 - 01/19/14 09:16 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: fdcg27]
bourne Offline


Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1299
Loc: Greenwood, IN
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
How recent are these two numbers?
Are both of the same time frame?
The higher would be okay, but the lower is really good.
Ashland buys all of the basestock it uses.
Could GTL Grp III be in such vast supply that Ashland is buying it?




Shell is already one of the main base stock suppliers for Ashland.
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#3252990 - 01/19/14 11:50 AM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: bourne]
nepadriver Offline


Registered: 07/20/11
Posts: 215
Loc: Northeast PA
Originally Posted By: bourne
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
How recent are these two numbers?
Are both of the same time frame?
The higher would be okay, but the lower is really good.
Ashland buys all of the basestock it uses.
Could GTL Grp III be in such vast supply that Ashland is buying it?




Shell is already one of the main base stock suppliers for Ashland.


The other is the used oil tank in the rear of your local autozone...
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#3253182 - 01/19/14 02:56 PM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: SOHCman]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: a prison island
Originally Posted By: SOHCman
So, the heavier overall makeup of the 10w-30 naturally will be less prone to lighter element loss?


Can use a thicker basestock and less VI Improver...should correlate to better Noack.

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#3253228 - 01/19/14 04:16 PM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: RamFan]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 2193
Loc: sun & rain, S. FL.
Originally Posted By: RamFan
This may be slightly off topic but I'll share another example that follows similarly.
Havoline Synthetic 5w30 - 13%
Havoline Synthetic 10w30 - 8%

The 10w is even more stable than the 5w40 with a NOACK of 10%.


Also a great oil. Havoline is definitely a favorite.
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#3253460 - 01/19/14 08:51 PM Re: MaxLife Full Synthetic 10w30, NOACK 6.3% [Re: wemay]
AP9 Offline


Registered: 07/10/13
Posts: 219
Loc: Chicago suburbs
What Shannow said. VIIs increase volatility; generally speaking they're roughly as volatile as the lightest basestocks.

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