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High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? #4309246 01/22/17 12:16 AM
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Is there any advantage in using an HM synthetic oil in
a lower milegae engine? Any drawbacks?

The oil in question is Valvoline Synthetic 5W-30 High Mileage
(for engines with over 75,000 miles).

Thanks.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309258 01/22/17 01:04 AM
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I really don't know about this topic, but from a google search there was a discussion about this back in 2012. Maybe that will help.
High Mileage Oil, New Car?


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309265 01/22/17 01:35 AM
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Yes there's an advantage, you will be doing preventive maintenance on your oil seals because high mileage oils contain extra seal conditioner that are already in regular oils.

On top of that the high mileage oils contain extra detergents and anti wear additives compared to their cheaper counterparts. Valvoline pioneered high mileage oils and their synthetic high mileage oil is one of the best oils on the market if it meets the required specifications for your car.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309299 01/22/17 05:08 AM
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Valvoline high mileage is not available in the uk. Are there any alternatives?


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: slybunda] #4309300 01/22/17 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: slybunda
Valvoline high mileage is not available in the uk. Are there any alternatives?


Castrol, Mobil, and Pennzoil make HM oils as well, you can check for availability of those.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309322 01/22/17 08:13 AM
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Isnt't the whole concept of HM oils purely a North American thing?


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4309323 01/22/17 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Isnt't the whole concept of HM oils purely a North American thing?

There seem to be more high mileage oils in the US than in Europe but we do have Valvoline Maxlife in Europe.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309327 01/22/17 08:36 AM
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I plan on running valvoline maxlife synthetic in my 39k hyundai sonata because it has super low NOACK values at a pretty good pricepoint.

I think with a low NOACK value I can get my GDI engine's oil consumption down to nothing at a 3750 run.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309331 01/22/17 08:43 AM
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There's also a good deal currently going on amazon for 5w30 PPHM. Can combine with rebate for $10 back for 5 qt jugs.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4309330#Post4309330


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309357 01/22/17 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: TheLoneRanger
Is there any advantage in using an HM synthetic oil in
a lower milegae engine? Any drawbacks?

The oil in question is Valvoline Synthetic 5W-30 High Mileage
(for engines with over 75,000 miles).


If your engine does not need any benefits that high mileage oils offer, I wouldn't use it.
Don't attempt to fix things that aren't in-need of fixing. If you have engine issues...OK! If not, then continue with the standard varieties.


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309407 01/22/17 10:16 AM
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Nothing wrong with doing this. Since VR-1 is no longer available in the People Republic of California ( frown ), lots of us have switched to Maxlife as sort of VR-1 Lite smile

Good add pak, good oils, what's to be concerned...

The seal additives can not make a seal "swell" to greater than original dimensions. It only keeps them soft and supple, so only your hair dresser knows laugh


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309457 01/22/17 10:46 AM
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I use Valvoline Maxlife HM full synthetic in many of my vehicles. Did an OCI with it my wife's 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5 V6 and it has never run this smooth. The idle has been very smooth and this engine always had a slightly rough idle. Always used a full syn in the past but so far I will stay with Maxlife full syn. I use Maxlife semi syn in my Jaguar V12 and that also runs great.

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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: BrocLuno] #4309474 01/22/17 11:01 AM
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By what convoluted reasoning did CARB come up with the legal authority to ban VR1, or did they just lean hard on Valvoline?
Are you telling me that I should check a couple of cases of VR1 on our next visit to Cali?


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Re: High Mileage Oil in a Low Mileage Engine? [Re: TheLoneRanger] #4309505 01/22/17 11:24 AM
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full or half synth. or even minaral oil doesn't matter. The difference with oils is the fact that a full synthetic is stronger and will last longer, a minaral for example will have to be replaced muchhh sooner. Doesn't really have something to do with low or high mileage engine.


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From what I understand about high mileage oils,they have more anti wear additives,more cleaning additives,more seal conditioners,and a higher tbn. Generally a "stronger" oil per se.


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