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Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? #4497986
08/25/17 05:52 PM
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rollinpete Offline OP
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Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

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


17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 92K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498016
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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.

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498020
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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!


2001 Toyota Camry LE 4cyl.
Valvoline MaxLife 5W-30 blend and FRAM PH4967

2010 Honda Odyssey LX
Valvoline MaxLife 5W-20 blend and FRAM TG7317

Ford Service Advisor
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498029
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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.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498056
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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.


I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498062
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Valvoline opened up shop in the year 1866. They've been making motor oil for 151 years.

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498084
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I've had an engine seize while using that product. My experience. just try it out


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498086
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rollinpete Offline OP
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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...


Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4498087
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rollinpete Offline OP
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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...

Last edited by rollinpete; 08/25/17 07:41 PM.

Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498100
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Valvoline is top notch oil. All of their products are good.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4498129
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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.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: SR5] #4498134
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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.

Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498446
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Use it in both our vehicles and it's excellent. Neither burn a drop and both engines are known for consuming some oil.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Maxlife synblend anyone comment how good it is ? [Re: rollinpete] #4498463
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Originally Posted By: rollinpete


Dexos1

It's very good


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
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