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#4506076 - 09/03/17 09:25 AM dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: New England
It was time to stock up on basics and I toddled down to WM to be rewarded with my first sighting of a dexos1 Gen 2 jug in the wild!
It was Valvoline Full Synthetic Max Life 5W30. I thought pretty hard about buying it, but I'm not enamored with the idea of using HM oil in my car just yet. I know it wouldn't hurt anything, just not seeing any oil usage or anything that would push me towards HM. Kudos to Valvoline for getting the dexos1 Gen 2 badge out there early, though.
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#4506100 - 09/03/17 09:45 AM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Cool. My vehicles ll qualify for HM laugh
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#4506118 - 09/03/17 09:58 AM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 10/31/14
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Loc: Pa, USA
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
It was time to stock up on basics and I toddled down to WM to be rewarded with my first sighting of a dexos1 Gen 2 jug in the wild!
It was Valvoline Full Synthetic Max Life 5W30. I thought pretty hard about buying it, but I'm not enamored with the idea of using HM oil in my car just yet. I know it wouldn't hurt anything, just not seeing any oil usage or anything that would push me towards HM. Kudos to Valvoline for getting the dexos1 Gen 2 badge out there early, though.

I wouldn't worry about the High Mileage word if it meets the specs.
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#4506226 - 09/03/17 11:59 AM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 04/17/04
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Loc: Texas
Neither would I.

I stocked up on Maxlife blend when Valvoline had a big sale, and just used that up earlier this year.

Then I stocked up on Synpower 5w30 and have been using that in my fleet.

The walmart online price deals in combination with the valvoline rebates makes it a no brainer for me.
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#4506424 - 09/03/17 04:48 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 06/22/17
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I'm always on the lookout too. Since its HM I'm assuming no dexos approval. Does the Dexos label look the same? Btw does the gen 2 stuff pass GM's lspi test ?

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#4506456 - 09/03/17 05:25 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Ammofirst]
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MaxLife is one HM oil that has had dexos1 approval, which makes it a rather handy and cost effective choice.
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#4506508 - 09/03/17 06:19 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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I expect the other brands will fill the shelves soon. This may be one reason why AAP has QSUD on clearance right now.
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#4506735 - 09/03/17 08:54 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Ammofirst]
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
I'm always on the lookout too. Since its HM I'm assuming no dexos approval. Does the Dexos label look the same? Btw does the gen 2 stuff pass GM's lspi test ?


The change to the label was subtle to my eyes, under the "dexos" text it says "APPROVED - GEN 2". There may be other changes and additions, but Gen 2's claim to fame is the addition of an LSPI test in a GM 2l DIT engine.
I took a photo of the Valvoline label with my phone, but it's pretty bad. You can see what the Gen 2 logo looks like here...
http://www.centerforqa.com/dexos-brand2015/
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#4506821 - 09/03/17 10:32 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 08/26/17
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Loc: Orlando, FL
Noticed this too today when buying oil.

I wonder if this is reason they dropped Ca for more Mg.
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#4507411 - 09/04/17 05:25 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Theoretically better for Turbo DI applications, let's hope the promise holds true for those who's platforms have suffered LSPI. A few mfr have lowered Ca across the board, Havoline comes to mind.
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#4507673 - 09/04/17 10:00 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Anything to keep from dropping the price of your oil?
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#4510666 - 09/08/17 08:38 AM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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I went to another Walmart last night and saw Valvoline FS w/Maxlife non-HM 5W30 jugs with the dexos1 Gen 2 logo.
The Valvoline website was updated yesterday with a new PDS for FS Maxlife 0W20, 5W20, and 5W30 oils showing they are all Gen 2 licensed.
Valvoline is on top of this stuff!!
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#4510722 - 09/08/17 10:04 AM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I went to another Walmart last night and saw Valvoline FS w/Maxlife non-HM 5W30 jugs with the dexos1 Gen 2 logo.
The Valvoline website was updated yesterday with a new PDS for FS Maxlife 0W20, 5W20, and 5W30 oils showing they are all Gen 2 licensed.
Valvoline is on top of this stuff!!




The only FSwithML I see is the High Mileage one. Is this a new oil?
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#4510829 - 09/08/17 12:17 PM Re: dexos1 Gen 2 Jug at Walmart [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: PimTac
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
I went to another Walmart last night and saw Valvoline FS w/Maxlife non-HM 5W30 jugs with the dexos1 Gen 2 logo.
The Valvoline website was updated yesterday with a new PDS for FS Maxlife 0W20, 5W20, and 5W30 oils showing they are all Gen 2 licensed.
Valvoline is on top of this stuff!!


The only FSwithML I see is the High Mileage one. Is this a new oil?


You are right, only the HM oil is "Maxlife".
The regular FS does not say Maxlife on the label.
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