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#4621793 - 01/02/18 01:45 PM Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn
spencerdiesel Offline


Registered: 05/07/17
Posts: 15
Loc: NC, USA
Hey all. Noticed a pretty red valvoline HDEO bottle at Walmart a bit ago and was wondering how long it's been out and who's used it? I believe it is a cj4 oil! Opinions?

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#4621812 - 01/02/18 02:01 PM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: spencerdiesel]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1461
Loc: wv
Here ya go..

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4068904/Re:_VOA_Valvoline_Heavy_Duty_D

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#4622185 - 01/02/18 08:24 PM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: krismoriah72]
spencerdiesel Offline


Registered: 05/07/17
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Thanks for the link! I guess probably not a whole lot of UOA's yet? I've got 14 gallons of cj4 delo 400 that I snagged when all the ck4 started hitting the shelves, is the current white bottle valvoline HDEO similar in additives/ properties to the maxlife?

What if any remaining cj4 oils seem to have the most robust additive packages?

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#4622577 - 01/03/18 10:07 AM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: spencerdiesel]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
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Loc: wv
Originally Posted By: spencerdiesel
Thanks for the link! I guess probably not a whole lot of UOA's yet? I've got 14 gallons of cj4 delo 400 that I snagged when all the ck4 started hitting the shelves, is the current white bottle valvoline HDEO similar in additives/ properties to the maxlife?

What if any remaining cj4 oils seem to have the most robust additive packages?


Why are you a fan of CJ4 vs CK4?


I am a fan of the Rotella CK4
http://pqiadata.org/Shell_Rotella_T4_15W40_4192017.html

Here is your Delo CJ4 in comparison
http://www.pqiamerica.com/June%202014/chevrondelo1510.htm

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#4624308 - 01/04/18 09:30 PM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: krismoriah72]
spencerdiesel Offline


Registered: 05/07/17
Posts: 15
Loc: NC, USA
Thanks for the links! It's my ignorance of the latest HDEOs that have me leaning towards cj4 until I know enough about ck4 to make an informed decision.

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#4668367 - 02/16/18 11:11 PM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: spencerdiesel]
huntsonora Offline


Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 62
Loc: Colorado
If you use a high mileage motor oil that conditions/swells seals do you have to stick with that oil or can you go back to what you’ve been using if you so decide?

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#4668539 - 02/17/18 08:52 AM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: huntsonora]
SavagePatch Offline


Registered: 05/06/15
Posts: 555
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: huntsonora
If you use a high mileage motor oil that conditions/swells seals do you have to stick with that oil or can you go back to what you’ve been using if you so decide?


You can switch back and forth between regular and high mileage oils.

However, I'd like to point out that Maxlife Heavy Duty doesn't mention anywhere that it contains seal conditions the way that Maxlife for passenger cars does.

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#4668602 - 02/17/18 10:26 AM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: spencerdiesel]
huntsonora Offline


Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 62
Loc: Colorado
It said “High mileage” on the bottle, I thought that was indicative of seal conditioners. I’m probably wrong but what else do they put in oil for high mileage vehicles?

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#4671654 - 02/20/18 08:32 AM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: spencerdiesel]
bbslider001 Offline


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 447
Loc: The American West
Supertech is still CJ-4. I put it in my 7.3...it does really well on it. I wish I had used it sooner. It always had Rotella 15w-40, but the new formulation was making it run a tad funky at hot idle. I tried the ST and am really pleased with it. I hope they stay CJ-4 for awhile.
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Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 270k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus




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#4671658 - 02/20/18 08:35 AM Re: Opinions on new maxlife 15w40 semi syn [Re: krismoriah72]
bbslider001 Offline


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 447
Loc: The American West
Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
Originally Posted By: spencerdiesel
Thanks for the link! I guess probably not a whole lot of UOA's yet? I've got 14 gallons of cj4 delo 400 that I snagged when all the ck4 started hitting the shelves, is the current white bottle valvoline HDEO similar in additives/ properties to the maxlife?

What if any remaining cj4 oils seem to have the most robust additive packages?


Why are you a fan of CJ4 vs CK4?


I am a fan of the Rotella CK4
http://pqiadata.org/Shell_Rotella_T4_15W40_4192017.html

Here is your Delo CJ4 in comparison
http://www.pqiamerica.com/June%202014/chevrondelo1510.htm



See above. I have my theories for the 7.3 and why this oil has been better for my truck, but it may not affect other diesels. My engine's fuel system is driven by high pressure oil, so the packages can make a difference. I found out the hard way.
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Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 270k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus




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