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#4497986 - 08/25/17 05:52 PM Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ?
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: West Ma.
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97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive183k miles
Last Change;
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Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).


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#4497992 - 08/25/17 05:57 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15730
Loc: OH
Maxlife SB has always done well for me when I've used it.
Even posted a sterling UOA back in August 2012.
Today's Maxlife looks like it has a dumbed-down add pack, though.
No moly anymore.
Still, lots of non-metallic adds not seen in VOAs/UOAs.
For seven bucks a jug, I think you'd be getting a good value.
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#4498016 - 08/25/17 06:17 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
lawrencerd Offline


Registered: 07/03/13
Posts: 116
Loc: NC
It solved a weeping leak for me in my Jeep 4.0. didn't run the quietest, though. Valvoline FS w Maxlife was better in that regard. But if you don't have a noisy engine like a 4.0, sure.

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#4498020 - 08/25/17 06:25 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
EricBeau Offline


Registered: 07/16/17
Posts: 91
Loc: Sauk Valley, IL
I recently picked up a jug of MaxLife 5W-30 for my Camry with the $10 rebate. Add to that the $3.00 Fram TG4967 and I got myself a $10 oil change! I haven't changed it yet but I will probably do so here in a little bit.

I've only heard good things about it!
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#4498029 - 08/25/17 06:37 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4474
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Valvoline make good oil, and their semi-synthetic MaxLife is a well respected product. To me it's a high mileage version of their DuraBlend and that is a good thing.
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#4498056 - 08/25/17 07:02 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
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Registered: 04/10/16
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Loc: Campbellsville, KY
I've put it in dozens of vehicles over the last 5 years and a lot of customers are very pleased with how their vehicles run after being in my care for a while - part of which I credit to VML. Use with confidence.
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#4498062 - 08/25/17 07:11 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
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Valvoline opened up shop in the year 1866. They've been making motor oil for 151 years.

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#4498084 - 08/25/17 07:29 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas (south)
I've had an engine seize while using that product. My experience. just try it out
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#4498086 - 08/25/17 07:30 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: West Ma.
I use the full syn. maxlife hm and am pleased with it...i think i'll get a few jugs of these and stash it...rainy day oil...or just try it out see how it is, its a good price anyway at wallmart...
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97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive183k miles
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Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

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#4498087 - 08/25/17 07:30 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: FermeLaPorte]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: West Ma.
noway
musta been another problem, ive never seen a motor seize in my life im 56 had been driving since 1978, timing chains gone , rod bearings,bent or worn pushrods but never did a motor ever sieze on me... closest to that would be my 70's snowblower b&s motor stopped with one good backfire...


Edited by rollinpete (08/25/17 07:41 PM)
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Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive183k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).


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#4498100 - 08/25/17 07:46 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4345
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Valvoline is top notch oil. All of their products are good.
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#4498129 - 08/25/17 08:28 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: FermeLaPorte]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4474
Loc: Down Under
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I've had an engine seize while using that product. My experience. just try it out

I suspect more an existing issue with the engine rather than the oil you put in it.
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#4498134 - 08/25/17 08:34 PM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: SR5]
HerrStig Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: SR5
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I've had an engine seize while using that product. My experience. just try it out

I suspect more an existing issue with the engine rather than the oil you put in it.
+1. We can assume it wasn't a "low miles" engine, I believe.

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#4498446 - 08/26/17 08:36 AM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 486
Loc: Vienna, VA
Use it in both our vehicles and it's excellent. Neither burn a drop and both engines are known for consuming some oil.
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#4498463 - 08/26/17 08:56 AM Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1665
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Originally Posted By: rollinpete


Dexos1

It's very good
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