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#4676139 - 02/24/18 07:01 AM Napa full synthetic
moto367 Offline


Registered: 11/26/14
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Loc: Ohio USA
I'm trying to find more information on the Napa full synthetic oils. I was told by the local Napa it is made by Valvoline. Is this oil the same as Valvoline or made by Valvoline to Napa's specs? And, is it good oil? I've also been told the Napa oil is not good enough for turbos (Ford 3.5L Ecoboost Transit van in my case). Can't elaborate on that other than it breaks down quicker due to the higher temps. With that, I don't run this motor hard. Mainly highway use and I pretty much baby it and drive conservatively. Oil changes every 5000 miles. Is there better oil I should be using? Thanks for any info.

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#4676141 - 02/24/18 07:04 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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I believe the consensus is that Napa's syn is Valvoline Synpower with a slightly weaker add pack. I don't think it'd make a dime's worth of difference in your case.
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#4676155 - 02/24/18 07:20 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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I stock up on NAPA oil when it's on sale. They had their 5 qt. jug of full syn 0W-20 on sale a while ago for $18.99.

It says right on the bottle "engineered by Valvoline" or something like that. It also is API certified so run it without worries.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NCA75541

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#4676157 - 02/24/18 07:24 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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If your going to use 5W30, I'd pick something Dexos 1 gen 2. The most recent Dexos 1 gen 2 oils have a higher flash point than oils
from 5 years ago. Napa has good sales on quart bottles of their own brand oils, but I would use something a little better in that engine.
Walmart has good pricing on oils in 5 quart jugs. The majors don't make formula differences in name brand oils for Walmart vs Napa or Auto Zone.
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#4676169 - 02/24/18 07:38 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
Donald Offline


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I have not seen the NAPA synthetic on sale in awhile. It's in both of my Subaru but neither is a turbo.


Edited by Donald (02/24/18 07:39 AM)
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#4676171 - 02/24/18 07:44 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
oilchangeguy Offline


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go to the PQIA site and look at the motor oil summary page. It gives the specs and is made by Valvoline. I have been using it for ten years. Really good stuff. I bought 4 cases of 5w20 when it was on sale for 2.99 a qt.
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#4676174 - 02/24/18 07:48 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: oilchangeguy]
Kira Offline


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I must read up on these new oils. What "Dexos1-generation 2" means is something I do not know.

Is there a Dexos 2? I assume these "new" designations pertain to turbocharged engines and direct injection engines.

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#4676187 - 02/24/18 08:01 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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Type Dexos in the search function and enjoy the read.

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#4676191 - 02/24/18 08:03 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: moto367
I'm trying to find more information on the Napa full synthetic oils. I was told by the local Napa it is made by Valvoline. Is this oil the same as Valvoline or made by Valvoline to Napa's specs? And, is it good oil? I've also been told the Napa oil is not good enough for turbos (Ford 3.5L Ecoboost Transit van in my case). Can't elaborate on that other than it breaks down quicker due to the higher temps. With that, I don't run this motor hard. Mainly highway use and I pretty much baby it and drive conservatively. Oil changes every 5000 miles. Is there better oil I should be using? Thanks for any info.


Well you might want to take a look at this UOA someone that doesn't know what they are talking about has been feeding you a line of B. S. !

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4664185/'11_Toyota_Sienna_Napa_Full_Sy#Post4664185


Originally Posted By: Donald
I have not seen the NAPA synthetic on sale in awhile. It's in both of my Subaru but neither is a turbo.


It should be about ready to come back on sale I bought it for $3.49 a quart a couple months back.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (02/24/18 08:09 AM)
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#4676218 - 02/24/18 08:34 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: moto367
I've also been told the Napa oil is not good enough for turbos (Ford 3.5L Ecoboost Transit van in my case). Can't elaborate on that other than it breaks down quicker due to the higher temps.
What oil spec does the owners manual recommend? The factory fill is a semisyn. If the oil has the recommended specs and is a major brand the will be good to go link to eco boost
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#4676225 - 02/24/18 08:38 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: Kira]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: Kira
I must read up on these new oils. What "Dexos1-generation 2" means is something I do not know.

Is there a Dexos 2? I assume these "new" designations pertain to turbocharged engines and direct injection engines.
The oils have been tweaked to lower the incidents of low speed preignition .
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#4676240 - 02/24/18 08:58 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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Napa full syn in 5w30 will be fine, especially w 5k OCI.
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#4676246 - 02/24/18 09:01 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: barkingspider]
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Originally Posted By: barkingspider
Napa full syn in 5w30 will be fine, especially w 5k OCI.


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#4676257 - 02/24/18 09:14 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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Loc: Maine, USA
Get something dexos1gen2. It was designed for this application. I like getting the right part for the job, no questions asked.
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#4676273 - 02/24/18 09:32 AM Re: Napa full synthetic [Re: moto367]
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Loc: USA
Napa Synthetic is rebranded Synpower. It can handle 5k with no problems smile

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