Recent Topics
Trans work
by SteveSRT8
08/20/14 05:23 AM
Eneos 5W-20 VOA with TBN (JX Nippon Oil & Energy)
by wildfrisco
08/20/14 04:29 AM
Kohler Command Pro PA-CH440
by jetmech1
08/20/14 02:48 AM
1994 F-150 XLT 4x4 5.0 V8
by lukejo
08/20/14 12:27 AM
Fill in the Blanks- Two Words
by MolaKule
08/19/14 11:21 PM
Something interesting
by OneEyeJack
08/19/14 11:05 PM
07 Volvo s40 sealed tranny
by Pops1050
08/19/14 10:12 PM
Super high mileage cars - highest you've seen?
by 19jacobob93
08/19/14 09:46 PM
Ubuntu 14.04- not enough room for upgrade?
by The_Eric
08/19/14 09:44 PM
Once is a coicidence, twice is ???
by andyd
08/19/14 09:41 PM
usb controller not working...
by daves66nova
08/19/14 09:36 PM
Info on the Baldwin BT-353 Filter ?
by rrounds
08/19/14 09:02 PM
Newest Members
Khubert10, nlsimps, vdeal, ZeeTX, Leon505
51019 Registered Users
Who's Online
42 registered (1foxracing, Char Baby, BrianC, 3800Series, calzone, 3 invisible), 790 Guests and 201 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51019 Members
64 Forums
218034 Topics
3436576 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#1253232 - 10/08/08 08:15 PM Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0
SmrtJustin Offline


Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 50
Loc: Toledo, OH
Here's my first oil analysis on this vehicle.

Miles on Vehicle: 61,881
Miles on Oil: 3,030
Time on Oil: ~6 months
Oil: Valvoline Maxlife 10w-30
Filter: Napa Gold 1515 (Oversized)
Driving conditions: Very short trips up until the last 1,000miles.



I'm very happy with this report. I thought for sure it wouldn't turn out this well with the short trips and the 4.0 having a history of shedding iron and having fuel issues.

Currently it has Rotella T 10w-30 in it. Should I have an analysis done on the Rotella T or just stick with the Maxlife?

Top
#1253254 - 10/08/08 08:41 PM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: SmrtJustin]
ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7184
Loc: Walker, MI
Looks like MaxLife was a perfect combination for your Jeep. I'd check and see how the Rotella does then go from there. If it's not as good as the MaxLife, go back to it. \:\!
_________________________
99 Pontiac Firebird - 81k - Pennzoil HM 10W-30+MMO/Hastings LF233
95 Acura Integra LS - 210k - Valvoline MaxLife Syn. 5W-30/Purolator Syn. PSL14459

Top
#1257729 - 10/15/08 08:54 AM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: ThirdeYe]
Scal Offline


Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 14
Loc: Pennsylvania
I use maxlife in my 98' jeep wrangler, 4.0, with outstanding results. I will never run anything else in it for the life of the vehicle. Go with the maxlife, its some of the best oil out there for jeeps, they love all the moly!!

-Ryan

Top
#1257781 - 10/15/08 10:06 AM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: Scal]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
All good numbers. The potassium shouldn't be there.
_________________________
http://lube-direct.com/gallan/

Top
#1257905 - 10/15/08 01:23 PM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: Gary Allan]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4228
Loc: Michigan
Maxlife Dino or Syn?
_________________________
2002 Buick Regal GS (3.8 Supercharged) PP, Pure 1 filter
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible (2.7) M1, Pure 1 filter.

Top
#1258424 - 10/15/08 11:38 PM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: ZZman]
SmrtJustin Offline


Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 50
Loc: Toledo, OH
It's Maxlife Dino. I'm not sure the reason for the slightly elevated potassium number. I haven't noticed any drop in coolant level, and there is no other sign of coolant in the oil.

I'm debating, would having a UOA done on the first fill of Rotella T be a waste? Do I need two consecutive runs of it to tell how well it compares to the Maxlife?


Edited by SmrtJustin (10/15/08 11:45 PM)

Top
#1258556 - 10/16/08 07:50 AM Re: Valvoline Maxlife 10w30, 3030mi, Jeep Cherokee 4.0 [Re: SmrtJustin]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 6634
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Two consecutive runs on a different oil is preferred.
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top