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#4479482 - 08/05/17 12:54 AM Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4516
Loc: Down Under
At REPCO in Australia, 3 - 13 August
Valvoline Engine Armour 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic (API SN and ACEA A3/B4)
Is 55% Off, $20 for 5L (save $27)

I spoke to Valvoline Australia over the phone recently and the Engine Armour replaces their DuraBlend as the standard semi-synthetic they sell to the public. The EA formula has been improved and is now made to the same standard as DuraBlend, typically 30% synthetic. The DuraBlend label is now only being sold as a bulk product to garages and dealers. EA is the same stuff but for public sale in Oz.
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#4479538 - 08/05/17 04:31 AM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
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Loc: South OZ
Nice! Good price and even better that it's now been improved also. Might grab some for the oil burning kluger LOL
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04 Focus 1.8L|Wesfil Cooper WZ63|Valvoline MST 5W30
05 Kluger 3.3L|Wesfil Cooper WZ418|Magnatec 10W30 Semi Syn

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#4480137 - 08/05/17 06:48 PM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
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Yeah, that is a very good price for Oz. It's very hard not to use 10W40 semi-synthetic in Australia, as it is regularly on sale at a great price.

Speaking to Valvoline Australia on the phone, it sounds like a few years ago the EA was similar to DB except at a weaker concentration. Both are semi-synthetics, but the EA had a lower percentage of synthetic base oil and a lower percentage of add pack, but the same basic components were used for both.

Now they have turned the EA concentrations up for both to be the same level as their DB. More synthetic base and more add pack. So according to the guy on the phone, EA and DB are now identical. It's only happened this year.

I recall the old EA was A3/B3 but now it's A3/B4.
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#4480216 - 08/05/17 08:42 PM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
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Hopefully repco don't have an abundance of the old stock. I wonder how the new formulation compares to the shell helix hx7 that goes for $20 occasionally.
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04 Focus 1.8L|Wesfil Cooper WZ63|Valvoline MST 5W30
05 Kluger 3.3L|Wesfil Cooper WZ418|Magnatec 10W30 Semi Syn

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#4480414 - 08/06/17 03:45 AM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: KL31]
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Originally Posted By: KL31
I wonder how the new formulation compares to the shell helix hx7 that goes for $20 occasionally.


That's the $1000 question.
You regularly see name brand semi-synthetic 10W40 oil on sale for about $20 for 5L. But which to stock up on?
Valvoline DuraBlend / Engine Armour, Shell Helix HX7, Castrol Magnatec or Penrite Vantage ? All are rated API SN and Euro A3/B4.

My oil stash contains DuraBlend, HX7 and Penrite Vantage all in 10W40 semi-synthetic flavour. When it comes to Magnatec I prefer the semi-synthetic 10W30 A3/B4, or the full synthetic 5W30 A3/B4 Magnatec for a bit more coin.
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#4482370 - 08/08/17 03:42 AM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
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Also at REPCO,

30% off the Valvoline SynPower range
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#4482372 - 08/08/17 03:46 AM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4516
Loc: Down Under
At SCA (supercheap auto) 9 to 20 August

Castrol Magnatec 5W30 "stop start" Full Synthetic (API SN and ACEA A3/B4)
25% Off, $39 for 5L
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#4482373 - 08/08/17 04:00 AM Re: Valvoline Engine Armour 10W40 is 55% off at REPCO [Re: SR5]
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4516
Loc: Down Under
At AutoBarn in Australia, to 18 August

Castrol Edge 5W40 SN Full Synthetic ( API SN, A3/B4, BMW LL-01, VW 502 / 505, MB 229.3, RN 0710 / 0700, Porsche A40)
35% Off, $45 for 5L

Castrol GTX 20W50 mineral oil (API SL / CF)
55% Off, $13 for 5L

K&N oil filters, 20% Off.
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