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VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 #4436163
06/19/17 07:06 PM
06/19/17 07:06 PM
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Posts: 124
Chattanooga, TN
GermanAutohaus Offline OP
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Chattanooga, TN
VOA for Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40




Manufacturers data sheet


Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436182
06/19/17 07:29 PM
06/19/17 07:29 PM
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The Northeast
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I'm currently running this in my Infiniti and loving it. Very smooth and quiet.

You might want to remove your personal info.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436188
06/19/17 07:34 PM
06/19/17 07:34 PM
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OH
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Hi there Brett! smile

Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436193
06/19/17 07:39 PM
06/19/17 07:39 PM
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N.Ohio
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N.Ohio
I would have covered up your personal information.


The "thinking" man's friend.
Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436195
06/19/17 07:40 PM
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Chattanooga, TN
GermanAutohaus Offline OP
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The personal info is fine. My business and name is already thrown around plenty as it is.

Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436197
06/19/17 07:43 PM
06/19/17 07:43 PM
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WI.
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WI.
that's weak compared to most synthetics, more like a W30.


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Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436226
06/19/17 08:26 PM
06/19/17 08:26 PM
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NC
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Looks more like Valvoline white bottle.


1992 Toyota Pickup--Formula Shell 10W-30--Fram PH3614
Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4436644
06/20/17 10:47 AM
06/20/17 10:47 AM
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Chattanooga, TN
GermanAutohaus Offline OP
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This is what we use in our customers higher mileage BMW engines (primarily the V8's) which exhibit oil consumption due to valve seal/guide wear. Despite being a band-aid vs a real fix, it at least lessens the oil consumption.

Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4437765
06/21/17 03:58 PM
06/21/17 03:58 PM
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San Diego
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San Diego
Some high NOACKs


2014 Mercedes GLK350 3.5L DFI
2014 Mercedes E350 Coupe 3.5L DFI
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L V6
Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4438163
06/22/17 03:31 AM
06/22/17 03:31 AM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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Hmmm i still thought Maxlife had a decent amount of ZDDP in it, seems like it doesn't.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4444636
06/29/17 08:33 AM
06/29/17 08:33 AM
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Oconomowoc Wi
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Oconomowoc Wi
This Semi/Syn oil has always worked great in many of my vehicles, new and old. Also used it in many Muscle cars I had in my collection. I currently have the 10W40 in my Jaguar XJS V12 and it seems to love it.


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Wisconsin
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2006 GS 430
2006 Lexus LS 430
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Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: GermanAutohaus] #4479005
08/04/17 12:42 PM
08/04/17 12:42 PM
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
Thank you for posting. Not sure I'd switch from VPB, Rotella or Delo for this.


2005 Highlander 3.3L PC Duron 0W30, 47k
1993 Volvo 245 Delo 10W30, 140k
1993 Volvo 244 Delo 10W30, 152k

Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: mclasser] #4481481
08/07/17 06:11 AM
08/07/17 06:11 AM
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South Carolina
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First, thanks to the OP for running the VOA on this.
Ironcally he posted it around the same time I switched (as an experiment) to the 20w50 version of this oil in my 2014 Harley Road King.

By experiment I mean, it lists as meeting CF and even though my Road King requires as a guide a CH4+ or higher, Im running this oil because I am expecting wear to be as good, if not lower then the oil I am running now which is another 15w50 semi.

Ok, back to the "experiment" although my current oil, in UOA after UOA in the motorcycle section has been performing excellent, I am curious to see if this oil even exceeds it based on RATS film strength test of the Valvoline Max Life which rated very high. Anyway, fresh fill is in the bike and will be tested sometime late fall. Hopefully, depends on how much ride time I get.

Anyway, the point of my post, your words caught my eye, I too have noticed, without a doubt that my motorcycle engine sounds more quiet with the MAX LIFE, no question about it.
Granted, it doesnt mean there will be less wear but I assume there will be, not because of the more quiet but because of superior film strength of the Valvoline MAXLIFE. The more silky quiet part would be a bonus if it produces less wear then my other semi syn either way, wear is below average with my last oil and really splitting hairs seeing if anything gets lower wont really matter, just curiosity got me on RATS testing.

What further caught my eye was the LOW, LOW NOACK of the 20w50. my god, so low I thought it was a mist print!

As I said because anyone flames my post, this is an experiment, time will tell.

Last edited by alarmguy; 08/07/17 06:25 AM.

14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50
Re: VOA Valvoline Max Life High Mileage 10W40 [Re: dblshock] #4481482
08/07/17 06:20 AM
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South Carolina
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Last edited by alarmguy; 08/07/17 06:20 AM.

14 Road King (current)
08 VStar 1300 Tourer
07 Suzuki C50

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