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#3325469 - 03/27/14 03:11 PM Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers
BlueBird Offline


Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 109
Loc: Allentown Pa
I just received the HT/HS numbers from Valvoline for their 5w-30 and 10w-30 oils. I thought i'd pass it along to you all.

Their pds don't indicate it but the Synthetic Maxlife could be rated A3/B3

5w-30 / 10w-30

Premium Conventional--2.9 / 3.0
DuraBlend-------------3.0 / 3.1
MaxLife Blend---------3.0 / 3.1
MaxLife Synthetic-----3.5 / 3.6
SynPower--------------3.1 / 3.2
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#3325474 - 03/27/14 03:18 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
lexus114 Offline


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Loc: Easton, PA
thanks for posting this.
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#3325484 - 03/27/14 03:27 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
123Saab Offline


Registered: 10/27/10
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Loc: PA
Cool.

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#3325492 - 03/27/14 03:34 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
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Handy information...have to pay more attention to what's on our shelves.

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#3325502 - 03/27/14 03:40 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: BlueBird
MaxLife Synthetic-----3.5 / 3.6

Is this rated SN/GF-5, too, like regular MaxLife? If so, something is amiss.
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#3325562 - 03/27/14 04:54 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
salv Offline


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I do not believe these numbers are up to date for the most recent versions of their oils. Most notably, DuraBlend 5w30 and MaxLife 5w30 cannot have a HTHS below 3.2. They are both Dexos 1 certified. Dexos 1 requires a HTHS of no less than 3.2.
I am also skeptical of MaxLife syn at 3.5/3.6. Hard to meet SN/GF-5 standards with a HTHS that high.
I suspect that the info is dated.
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#3325572 - 03/27/14 05:18 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: salv]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: salv
They are both Dexos 1 certified. Dexos 1 requires a HTHS of no less than 3.2.

I questioned this in another thread. M1 5w-30 (and many other dexos1 licensed oils) have an HTHS of 3.1 or lower.
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#3325578 - 03/27/14 05:23 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
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Not sure if the ML is licensed, I think it's just "approved".
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#3325584 - 03/27/14 05:28 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: bullwinkle]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Not sure if the ML is licensed, I think it's just "approved".

It is now officially licensed. Check here.
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#3325650 - 03/27/14 06:59 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: salv]
Tucson Five-O Offline


Registered: 05/29/06
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Loc: Tucson, AZ
salv,

I don't think that Dexos 1 requirement is accurate either.

QSUD 5W-30 3.0
Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 3.0
Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30 3.1
Pennzoil 5W-30 Syn-Blend 3.0

Mobil 1 5W-30 3.1 (probably 3.08)
Mobil 1 0W-30 3.0
Mobil 1 5W-30 EP 3.0

All are DEXOS 1 rated

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Gary
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#3325676 - 03/27/14 07:37 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: Garak]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Not sure if the ML is licensed, I think it's just "approved".

It is now officially licensed. Check here.
Thanks, Garak, I hadn't looked at that list lately. Strange that the MaxLife Synthetic (with it's higher HTHS) isn't on that list.
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#3325756 - 03/27/14 09:32 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: bullwinkle]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 12704
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
True, but they do have enough other products, including their other blend and Valvoline Synpower on the list. That should be enough to please most Valvoline fans who are looking for a dexos1 oil.
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#3332154 - 04/03/14 10:19 AM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
BlueBird Offline


Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 109
Loc: Allentown Pa
FWIW I confirmed with Valvoline that the HT/HS numbers are accurate and they guy said ' they came straight from the lab '

Still I wish and suggested that Valvoline post the HT/HS numbers for the pcmo.
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#3332201 - 04/03/14 11:30 AM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 4981
Loc: Michigan
MaxLife Synthetic is now on my list of oils to try before I die.
But there's no hurry; I've got a stash of oil that should last 40,000 miles.
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#3332228 - 04/03/14 12:00 PM Re: Valvoline Oil HT/HS numbers [Re: BlueBird]
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I have a hard time believing the Maxlife syn is 3.5, but I'd also be thrilled if it was. Is it marketed as "Resource Conserving"? If it is I don't think it can have an HTHS that high.
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