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#4490545 - 08/16/17 08:35 PM Napa's baseline oil now blend?
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
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Loc: Campbellsville, KY
My local Napa just started stocking 5 qt. jugs of oil, including house brand 5w20 and '30, which is labeled as "Premium Protection synthetic blend". I was under the impression Napa's oils are all slightly weaker formulations of Valvoline, making the oil in question a close relative to VWB, which last time I looked is still labeled "conventional" - though I've read that VWB 5w20 and '30 is a syn blend, regardless. So is Valvoline just not taking advantage of the opportunity to label theirs a blend while Napa is, or...?
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#4490567 - 08/16/17 09:04 PM Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: Alex_V
My local Napa just started stocking 5 qt. jugs of oil, including house brand 5w20 and '30, which is labeled as "Premium Protection synthetic blend". I was under the impression Napa's oils are all slightly weaker formulations of Valvoline, making the oil in question a close relative to VWB, which last time I looked is still labeled "conventional" - though I've read that VWB 5w20 and '30 is a syn blend, regardless. So is Valvoline just not taking advantage of the opportunity to label theirs a blend while Napa is, or...?
Valvoline has been labeling their VWB 5W20 & 5W30 as a blend since early this year-
http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/premium_conventional.pdf


Edited by bullwinkle (08/16/17 09:05 PM)
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#4490619 - 08/16/17 10:36 PM Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V]
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I see. Hadn't gone to the extent to look at the TDS, just how the bottle was labeled.
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#4490831 - 08/17/17 08:52 AM Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V]
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All blends to meet GF5, no? but .. Blend with what?

Non synthetic hydrocracked with non synthetic severe hydroprocessed?

Forget "synthetic" in the US. Doesn't tell you much.
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