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#4445974 - 06/30/17 01:34 PM MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 3117
Loc: Virginia
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.


Edited by bigt61 (06/30/17 01:36 PM)
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#4445988 - 06/30/17 01:54 PM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10159
Loc: OH
Looks pretty good. How much is the Napa oil analysis kit?

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#4446004 - 06/30/17 02:20 PM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5514
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Looks good to me smile
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#4446015 - 06/30/17 02:40 PM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 3117
Loc: Virginia
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
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#4446375 - 06/30/17 11:27 PM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4462
Loc: Down Under
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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#4450190 - 07/05/17 09:00 AM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
Ammofirst Offline


Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 353
Loc: Western usa
Only a 4qt sump makes it even more impressive.

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#4450591 - 07/05/17 04:24 PM Re: MaxLife Blend 5W-30, 08 Impala V6, 7218 miles [Re: bigt61]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
Hard to do much better than this. Great report.
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