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#3089261 - 08/08/13 02:23 AM Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K
poptopjr Offline


Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 15
Loc: NC
This is the first UOA for my new-to-me truck. 2007 Chevy Silverado with a 5.3L V8. The truck is burning oil, probably because of Active Fuel Management, that's what I've read anyway. I switched to Penzoil High Mileage in 5w30. No real reason other than to try something different. Blackstone recommended bumping the change interval up to 6500~7000 miles. It doesn't seem to be burning the Penzoil as much. That could be the engine getting cleaner after the first run of Valvoline and now the Penzoil, not sure. Time will tell. I'm going to bump the change interval up and keep it topped off. OLM was only at 40% when I changed the oil.

Code:
OIL               VML 5w30
MILES IN USE      4500K   
MILES             134,776K   
SAMPLE TAKEN      07/16/13  
Make Up Added     1 qt
ALUMINUM          3        
CHROMIUM          1        
IRON              15    
COPPER            11    
LEAD              2   
TIN               4     
MOLYBDENUM        6     
NICKEL            1       
MANGANESE         1       
SILVER            0     
TITANIUM          2       
POTASSIUM         2       
BORON             4      
SILICON           11        
SODIUM            269      
CALCIUM           2050     
MAGNESIUM         12      
PHOSPHORUS        625  
ZINC              688   
BARIUM            0
       
SUS VIS 210F     56.3         
cSt @ 100C       9.15
Flashpoint in F  360
Fuel %            TR
Antifreeze %      0.0
Water %           0.0  
INSOLUBLES        .3            
TBN               1.3


Edited by poptopjr (08/08/13 02:37 AM)

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#3089286 - 08/08/13 05:29 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 2834
Loc: MTL, CANADA
TBN is only 1.3...rest looks ok. Stick with the Pennzoil HM and let us know if it helps reduce consumption.
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#3089292 - 08/08/13 05:44 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4513
Loc: Iowa
Im starting to believe they took the moly out of maxlife.
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#3089293 - 08/08/13 05:45 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
JethroBodine Offline


Registered: 07/19/13
Posts: 449
Loc: Ohio
This shows you need to limit OCI to 5000 with this engine and dino.

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#3089307 - 08/08/13 06:17 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2014
Loc: Indiana
How much oil are you burning? Before MaxLife and now?
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#3089335 - 08/08/13 07:12 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
badtlc Offline


Registered: 06/08/06
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not a great report considering the make up oil. where did all the moly go frown It will be interesting to see how the PHM does for you.
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#3089343 - 08/08/13 07:19 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: volk06]
cp3 Offline


Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2645
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: volk06
Im starting to believe they took the moly out of maxlife.


There is recent VOA here.

Considering this is a GM V8, this isn't too bad is it? Aren't these engines known for putting out lots of metals? Will be interested to see the next one.
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#3089344 - 08/08/13 07:20 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2118
Loc: Tri States Little Italy
Where dat Moly @???

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#3089422 - 08/08/13 08:38 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: volk06]
Bryankkkk Offline


Registered: 12/31/12
Posts: 343
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: volk06
Im starting to believe they took the moly out of maxlife.


on my UOA its showed none, i emailed them and they said it no longer contains any

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3004042&page=1
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#3089440 - 08/08/13 08:54 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
danthaman1980 Offline


Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 890
Loc: SE Wisconsin
On paper, I'm less than impressed with MaxLife 5W-30 lately. I don't really think of it as a 'high mileage' oil anymore; most high mileage oils are about 10%-15% thicker than their non high-mileage counterparts, but MaxLife is not. Plus it seems to shear more than it should. And we really have no idea -why- they decided to take the Moly out... it may have been that they found a replacement, or it may have been a cost-savings deal.

Valvoline makes good oils, to be sure - but I wonder if MaxLife may be falling behind. M1HM, PZ HM, and Defy look mighty good in comparison.

In the OP's instance, the TBN sure is low for such a short run, ESPECIALLY since he added a quart of make-up oil and ESPECIALLY since, if his 5.3 is anything like mine, the sump is 6 quarts to start with.... that means the TBN depleted to 1.3 on 7 quarts of MaxLife? That may have little to do with the oil and a lot to do with the OP's application, but it is worth noting.

The wear numbers look OK, but man does that Zinc look low to anyone else? Is this a Blackstone UOA?
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#3089448 - 08/08/13 08:59 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: JethroBodine]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4513
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: JethroBodine
This shows you need to limit OCI to 5000 with this engine and dino.


Maxlife it not a dino...
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#3089449 - 08/08/13 09:00 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: Bryankkkk]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4513
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Bryankkkk
Originally Posted By: volk06
Im starting to believe they took the moly out of maxlife.


on my UOA its showed none, i emailed them and they said it no longer contains any

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3004042&page=1


Would you happen to share that email with us???
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#3089461 - 08/08/13 09:07 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: poptopjr]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12949
Loc: Chicago, IL
I think I'd stick with a 5,000 mile interval.
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#3089471 - 08/08/13 09:16 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: dparm]
147_Grain Offline


Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 1937
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: dparm
I think I'd stick with a 5,000 mile interval.


Agree!

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#3089472 - 08/08/13 09:17 AM Re: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30, 4500K on oil, 134,776K [Re: danthaman1980]
poptopjr Offline


Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 15
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: danthaman1980
Is this a Blackstone UOA?


Yes.

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