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#4581917 - 11/22/17 01:19 PM Any success with HM oil?
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
Ive used HM oil before but never for a small oil leak. Has anyone had any luck with any brand that has slowed leaks? Thank you all for any info you may have.
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#4581926 - 11/22/17 01:26 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
WishIhadatruck Offline


Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 1397
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
I bought my '96 Roadmaster wagon with 90,000 miles on it back in 2006. At the time I tried various oils and found good results with Rotella 10W-30 or 5W-40 and stuck with those for several years. Eventually my rear main seal started leaking and I decided to give Valvoline Max Life Blend a try. It definitely slowed the leak down, sometimes it would even stop. After a couple of years I switched to the full synthetic Max Life and the leak went away for good (so far). The car now has 223,000 miles on it and is not leaking on the garage floor at all and I haven't fixed an oil leak by changing parts for several years. At the worst, my leak was just a drip that left a dark spot on the garage floor, not a puddle.
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#4581935 - 11/22/17 01:37 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3039
Loc: NJ
My Rav4 uses less HM oil than regular oil. If HM oil reduces oil leak by 10% is that a success? I mean, I think HM helps but don't expect miracles.
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#4581936 - 11/22/17 01:40 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Maxlife didn't help my XJ but Pennzoil HM sure did.

I would try Pennzoil HM. Give it an OCI or two. Nothing works overnight. If you don't see results after awhile, switch brands again.
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#4581937 - 11/22/17 01:40 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
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Registered: 01/04/16
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One of my previous vehicles started leaking oil. SuperTech 5w30 HM fixed the leakage in the first OCI. Later on that car had a steady diet of Mobil Super HM 5w30. No leaks until I sold it 50k miles later.
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#4581938 - 11/22/17 01:40 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: OH
Must be that time of the week again. Where mrjlube starts a thread about HM oil. Here is last weeks one:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4578128/High_Mileage_oil#Post4578128

And all other threads started by OP:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/userposts/view/started/id/8902


Edited by SatinSilver (11/22/17 01:41 PM)

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#4581964 - 11/22/17 02:03 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10251
Loc: Southwest PA
LOL! Good point Mart smile

High mile oils will slow a leak but won’t fix the root of the leak
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#4582043 - 11/22/17 03:21 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
mrjlube Offline


Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 174
Loc: Royal Oak MI.
I appreciate the stories. Dont know why people have such a problem because i want to learn. Im sorry to whom I offend.


Edited by mrjlube (11/22/17 03:22 PM)
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#4582045 - 11/22/17 03:23 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10251
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: mrjlube
I appreciate the stories. Dont know why people have such a problem because i want to learn. Im sorry to whom I offend.😊


No worries here. A HM oil may condition seals and other parts; but it won’t completely stop a leak as far as I could tell. Maxlife is a very good oil as is M1 HM in my eyes
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#4582096 - 11/22/17 04:14 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 1623
Loc: Imperial Valley, California
I think HM oils serve a purpose to some degree. If you have used Synthetics in your car since new? You should never need HM oils. Why?

I use HM oil In my 2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3 with 155k miles on it. It doesn't burn any oil, but the valve cover gaskets tend to seep. With the HM oil it seeps less.

Also, I use M1 5w30 HM in this van. I like how it does have a higher HTHS than standard grade 5w30 and a decent TBN. I run this oil every 5k miles in the van. I have to add no oil in between. Costs me only $20 for a 5 qt jug at wallyworld too. Cant beat that thumbsup

Not too shabby.


Jeff


Edited by Jeffs2006EvoIX (11/22/17 04:15 PM)
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#4582148 - 11/22/17 05:09 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
I've had VML cut consumption (part leak, part use) in a '98 Buick and '10 Caravan by 30-40%. Hard to say on everything else because I only see them every 4-10K when the owner decides to come back, but I have had several people note their cars run better after coming to me (hence spending a few thousand miles or more on VML).
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#4582163 - 11/22/17 05:31 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
fdcg27 Online   content


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15680
Loc: OH
Maxlife SB and M1 HM 10W-30 have both worked in reducing seal leaks for me.
Not so sure about gasket leaks, but gaskets are usually easy to change while things like RM seals are not.
Both also appear to be effective in reducing consumption.
You have an oil leak?
Give an HM oil a try.
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#4582165 - 11/22/17 05:33 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I ran Maxlife for two OCI's and it removed all the varnish stains from the previous owner.

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#4582271 - 11/22/17 07:18 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
MaxLife helped with leaking on the F-150. It didn't cure it, but it had big enough problems that avoiding topping up over an OCI was worthwhile, and it accomplished that.
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#4582277 - 11/22/17 07:24 PM Re: Any success with HM oil? [Re: mrjlube]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Another user on here that I'm friends with outside of BITOG (RCY) used Valvoline Max Life in his Honda Pilot to fix a Rear Main Seal leak. It's been leak free for multiple hundreds of thousands of kilometers and it was leaking pretty good. Would have been a costly fix otherwise.


Edited by StevieC (11/22/17 07:24 PM)
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