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Napa's baseline oil now blend? #4490545
08/16/17 07:35 PM
08/16/17 07:35 PM
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Alex_V Offline OP
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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...?


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V] #4490567
08/16/17 08:04 PM
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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

Last edited by bullwinkle; 08/16/17 08:05 PM.

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Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V] #4490619
08/16/17 09:36 PM
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Alex_V Offline OP
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I see. Hadn't gone to the extent to look at the TDS, just how the bottle was labeled.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Napa's baseline oil now blend? [Re: Alex_V] #4490831
08/17/17 07:52 AM
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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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