Recent Topics
Costco Car Buying Program
by dkryan. 09/24/18 05:39 PM
Glass Scrub?
by buck91. 09/24/18 05:03 PM
Loosing coolant from somewhere
by NICAT. 09/24/18 03:47 PM
2010 or so Ford Fusion Sport thoughts?
by ZZman. 09/24/18 03:35 PM
My boss killed his jeep.
by Chris142. 09/24/18 02:40 PM
Moly question about walmart oils
by jayjr1105. 09/24/18 02:33 PM
Questions About 9011 Bulbs
by knerml. 09/24/18 02:23 PM
Lubricant Additives - A Practical Guide
by wemay. 09/24/18 01:39 PM
Fram Ultra--Any Real Competition?
by IndyFan. 09/24/18 12:59 PM
Used generator price.
by Eddie. 09/24/18 11:55 AM
More energy concerns about Bitcoin
by OVERKILL. 09/24/18 10:01 AM
Soot loading from DI engines - Size of particles
by StevieC. 09/24/18 09:58 AM
Newest Members
albert001, LG_Electronics, TCam, OzFrog, Kursk
66062 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
91 registered members (55hambone, Ag76, Armkb, anndel, ABomb369, 14Accent, 14 invisible), 1,841 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics290,954
Posts4,853,165
Members66,062
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 9 1 2 9
Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" #4627521
01/07/18 10:20 PM
01/07/18 10:20 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
69Torino Offline OP
69Torino  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
In Autozone today grabbing some Valvoline Synthetic and a long life STP filter on special for a friend's car and saw this new Valvoline oil. Searched on here and didn't see anything about it. Apparently aimed at GDI and TGDI engines... Valvoline sure is good at marketing. I'll stick with SynPower at 5k intervals in our 2015 Optima. Been doing fine for almost $20 less per jug. (More than $20 less at WalMart) I do wonder however, what different chemistry is involved in this oil.



1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627528
01/07/18 10:24 PM
01/07/18 10:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 972
SF BAY AREA, CA
dogememe Online content
dogememe  Online Content
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 972
SF BAY AREA, CA
Never heard of it.


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~127K Miles, RP HPS 5W-30, RP 20-820, Daily Driver.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~90K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix 51348, Rented on Turo.
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627533
01/07/18 10:30 PM
01/07/18 10:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 683
South Carolina
eyeofthetiger Offline
eyeofthetiger  Offline
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 683
South Carolina
If this is for new cars and Max Life is for old cars, what is SynPower for?


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627541
01/07/18 10:35 PM
01/07/18 10:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,003
MN
oil_film_movies Offline
oil_film_movies  Offline
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,003
MN
What they describe this oil to functionally do at https://team.valvoline.com/promo/modern-engine is basically dexos1 Gen2 LSPI & Timing Chain tests. Does it have a dexos1 license like the other Valv Synpowers have? I don't see it on the http://www.centerforqa.com/dexos-brand2015/ list.
Actually, if it shares the same dexos1 license number, then you know its the same formula as Synpower.

Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4627543
01/07/18 10:36 PM
01/07/18 10:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,856
Idaho
CT8 Offline
CT8  Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,856
Idaho
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
If this is for new cars and Max Life is for old cars, what is SynPower for?
Synpowr is for in between cars.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4627547
01/07/18 10:37 PM
01/07/18 10:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
69Torino Offline OP
69Torino  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
If this is for new cars and Max Life is for old cars, what is SynPower for?


According to Valvoline's marketing department, it's for cars 2011 and older with less than 75k on them.

I still use it in everything but the wife's car, love the stuff. Wife is a Mobil 1 fan and nothing I say will change it! Engines are all spotless inside. We currently have 5 cars on a diet of Valvoline and 1 on Mobil 1.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627548
01/07/18 10:37 PM
01/07/18 10:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,229
CA
CharlieBauer Offline
CharlieBauer  Offline
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,229
CA
Seeing the price, I think this is their response to M1 AP having a higher price point.

Some customers may have gone for Mobil's higher priced oil, so Valvoline thinks they can get in on that too and Mobil's higher priced oil enhances the overall brand.

I saw that Pennzoil's Ultra product is now listed at Walmart as a $50 product as well.


It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that ain't so.

- mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627551
01/07/18 10:39 PM
01/07/18 10:39 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,472
Soviet State of Washington
PimTac Online content
PimTac  Online Content
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,472
Soviet State of Washington
The new bottles Iíve seen say Valvoline Advanced Synthetic. No mention of Synpower anywhere.

Could this be a new oil we are just seeing now? The price is way up there as well.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627562
01/07/18 10:48 PM
01/07/18 10:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 636
Georgia
MParr Offline
MParr  Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 636
Georgia
Iíll pass.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627563
01/07/18 10:48 PM
01/07/18 10:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 25,400
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Garak Offline
Garak  Offline
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 25,400
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: 69Torino
According to Valvoline's marketing department, it's for cars 2011 and older with less than 75k on them.

Except they're all SN/GF-5 and even dexos1 (where appropriate), so they're really all perfectly fine for brand new cars, too.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627568
01/07/18 10:51 PM
01/07/18 10:51 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
69Torino Offline OP
69Torino  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
Pretty sure they are just dropping the "SynPower" moniker for the regular synthetic. Maybe just a packaging/name facelift. But this new oil has more than a facelift. On another note, this is yet another reason a GM product will never be in my driveway. They have created a world where people think they must buy products that are nearly co-branded to keep their engines from going belly up. This Dexos thing is out of hand in my opinion. If it's that big of a deal then The General should be changing their loyal customers' oil gratis.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627578
01/07/18 10:59 PM
01/07/18 10:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,003
MN
oil_film_movies Offline
oil_film_movies  Offline
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,003
MN
69Torino ^^^, dexos1 is a higher performance standard. Thats really all it is. I wouldn't get too emotional about anything else. Just means we get better oils out there.

Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627583
01/07/18 11:02 PM
01/07/18 11:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
69Torino Offline OP
69Torino  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
On a side note, I had to fight two GDI cars last Friday. One had a carbon fouled injector causing an intermittent misfire, and the other had random/multiple misfires from carbon on the valve seats. Both cars had less than 75k on them. One a Soul and the other a Sorento. The injector I replaced had to be soaked in Blaster and Top Engine Cleaner before it would come out of the head. The random misfire car had to have two rounds of GDI cleaner snake oil stuff ran through the intake and a full throttle road test to clear it up. This is what Kia instructed me to do. I can't believe that "oil designed for GDI cars" will in any way thwart these kind of issues.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: oil_film_movies] #4627586
01/07/18 11:05 PM
01/07/18 11:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
69Torino Offline OP
69Torino  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 348
Indy
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
69Torino ^^^, dexos1 is a higher performance standard. Thats really all it is. I wouldn't get too emotional about anything else. Just means we get better oils out there.


Thanks for bringing me back down. smile

It is good to have competition in a free market economy.


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Valvoline "Modern Engine Synthetic" [Re: 69Torino] #4627596
01/07/18 11:15 PM
01/07/18 11:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,259
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
Linctex  Offline
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 6,259
Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: 69Torino
I can't believe that "oil designed for GDI cars" will in any way thwart these kind of issues.


It might help with LSPI.... but I SERIOUSLY doubt it helps with any other issues.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Page 1 of 9 1 2 9

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™