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MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles #4445974
06/30/17 12:34 PM
06/30/17 12:34 PM
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Virginia
bigt61 Offline OP
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2008 Chevy Impala V6 3,5L w 4 quart sump, 109,844 miles at time of change, Bosch Filter 3423 was double stinted and had a total of 12,200 miles at time of change



Car was mostly short tripped w the occasional highway run. Oil run was 6 1/2 months - 1 qt makeup oil added during the run. No issues w car other than slight RMS leak which the MaxLife red bottle improved. UOA states it's Full Synth which is wrong - it's the Blend.

Last edited by bigt61; 06/30/17 12:36 PM.

92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 58k M1_0w40 5yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 5yr OCI
13 Dodge Dart 2.0L 30k PP 0w20 OLM OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k
Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4445988
06/30/17 12:54 PM
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Looks pretty good. How much is the Napa oil analysis kit?

Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4446004
06/30/17 01:20 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Looks good to me smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4446015
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bigt61 Offline OP
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Napa Kits are $14.99 plus tax here - TBN is included which is nice. And postage varies - $3-4 USPS

https://www.napaonline.com/p/FIL4077


92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 58k M1_0w40 5yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 5yr OCI
13 Dodge Dart 2.0L 30k PP 0w20 OLM OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k
Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4446375
06/30/17 10:27 PM
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Looks good

Oil is still in grade for a 5W30 (KV100 = 10.3 cSt)
TBN is fine after 7200 miles at 2.7 (+ 1 Qt top up)
Zinc is close to the ILSAC max at 837 ppm
And low iron wear numbers at 19 ppm

MaxLife syn-blend always performs well and letting that filter stay in for a second round (12,200 miles) has caused no problems.

Nice report.


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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4450190
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Western usa
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Only a 4qt sump makes it even more impressive.

Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61] #4450591
07/05/17 03:24 PM
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Hard to do much better than this. Great report.


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.

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