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Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? #4511474
09/09/17 11:12 AM
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This has probably been asked before but I can't seem to find a concrete answer to this. I know the majority of the off the shelf oils are practically all the same or yield similar results but is there a high mileage oil that actually comes out on top when it comes to wear, longevity and low NOAK? I'm thinking about using PPHM in 0W-20 on my next oil change since my car will reach about 100K at that time but it'll also be 11 years old by then as well. Hopefully you guys here would like to chip yalls 2 cents on the matter. Thanks.


'07 Scion tc
- 98K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM Ultra
'07 Honda Accord coupe 4cyl
- 128K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM TG
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511476
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Define best? Best price best, best base oil, best additive package or best marketing. Oil is pretty much oil.


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511480
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What make and model of car? Engine?

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511484
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In general terms oil that meets an API spec is about the same as any other oil that meets the same spec. They can be mixed and matched to your heart's content. An oil company must stop when it meets the spec because to invest more in time and resources would cause unneeded expenses and really cut into profits because they sell a lot of the stuff. Good enough is good enough. In fact, these oil companies often buy their base stock and additives from the same suppliers. You might be getting virtually the same exact oil with a different label. Let marketing fill in the fluff and present the product. Today cars most often fall apart, lose their appeal or rust away before the engine fails.

Today's 4-cycle gasoline poppet valve fuel injected engine using current engine oil is a marvel of design, development and mass production. It's been around for over 100 years and so far has resisted a takeover by any number of proposed replacements. As more challenges appear the good ole fashioned 4-cycle engine shows that it still has the "right stuff" and there's more to come.

Now, to answer your question. The only reasonable variables left for a given API spec are price and availability. Buy the cheapest, on sale oil that meets viscosity and spec's required for your application.

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: AirgunSavant] #4511498
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
What make and model of car? Engine?


2007
Scion TC
2AZ-FE

I already did 2 oil consumption tests due to my engine using about 1.5 to 2 qts. of oil between estimated 5K OCI's. I'm aware of the TSB on oil consumption but the dealer says I've passed both tests stating I didn't burn enough oil to report a problem with my motor. I've used off the shelf full synthetic oils 9/10 years of it's life so far mainly using Mobil 1 Full Synthetic and EP but switched to Pennzoil Platinum about 2 years ago.


'07 Scion tc
- 98K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM Ultra
'07 Honda Accord coupe 4cyl
- 128K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM TG
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511514
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This would be my suggestion but you'll need to get three Jugs to get the free shipping.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-MAGNATEC-5W-20-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-5-QT/44580673


2004 Corolla 124705
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511530
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Valvoline Synthetic High Mileage.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: blupupher] #4511533
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I'd go with Valvoline MaxLife (red bottle)syn-blend. Full synthetics seem to burn more not less with these types of issues.

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511752
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MaxLife should serve you well.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4511821
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Don't know about best but I'd go M1 or Magnatec or whatever's on sale.

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4512294
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Don't know about best, but I've had great luck with Valvoline MaxLife Blend in several older vehicles. Has stopped leaks and reduced consumption. That's what I'd try first.


2009 Ford Taurus X: 5w20 Valvoline SynPower
2012 Ram 1500 HEMI: 0w30 M1 AFE
2012 F-250 6.7 Powerstroke: 10w30 Rotella T5
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4512300
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crazy_raccoon Offline OP
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Thanks for the input guys. I've heard a lot of great things about Valvolines Maxlife but not a whole lot of Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage.


'07 Scion tc
- 98K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM Ultra
'07 Honda Accord coupe 4cyl
- 128K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM TG
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: Alex38] #4513119
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Originally Posted By: Alex38
Don't know about best, but I've had great luck with Valvoline MaxLife Blend in several older vehicles. Has stopped leaks and reduced consumption. That's what I'd try first.


I ended up buying a 5 qt. jug of Valvoline Full Synthetic w/Maxlife in 0W-20 since my next OCI will be in December - February. I don't know how this oil performs because all the information find are the Maxlife blends in 5W-30 that most people talk about online.


'07 Scion tc
- 98K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM Ultra
'07 Honda Accord coupe 4cyl
- 128K miles
- Valvoline FS w/ML 0W-20 D1G2
- FRAM TG
Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4513208
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All of them! Pick one!

Re: Best synthetic high mileage oils in 5W-20 & 0W-20? [Re: crazy_raccoon] #4513408
09/11/17 03:39 PM
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I have PP 0W-20 regular synthetic about to go in my Odyssey but I plan on using MaxLife FS 0W-20 next time around. Hope it works out well for ya!


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

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