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#4754609 - 05/11/18 09:50 PM SynPower 10W50
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Registered: 07/07/15
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Loc: Down Under
Who has used Valvoline SynPower 10W-50 and what did you use it in ?

I see it all the time at my local auto stores, sometimes on sale, but I don't have enough engine to require running a 50 grade oil.

It's a full synthetic that is rated API SN/CF, ACEA A3/B4 and VW 502/505.

Here is the Australia Valvoline SynPower Product Range (Oz SynPower PDF)

Here is the 10W50 tech data sheet (SynPower 10W50 PDF)

KV40 = 120 cSt
KV100 = 18.0 cSt
VI = 163
CCS (-25C) = 6200 cP
FP = 234 C
PP = -39 C
TBN = 9.8

It looks like a decent street performance oil to me.
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#4754620 - 05/11/18 10:00 PM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
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J300 gives a 50 grade at between 16.3 and 21.9 cSt with CCS max of 7000 cP at -25 C

So the SynPower is solidly in the 50 grade viscosity (not just a thick 40), plus it's at the topish end of a 10W oil so looks like thickish base oils were used rather than a lot of polymer VII enhancement.
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#4754630 - 05/11/18 10:16 PM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4683
Loc: New Zealand
I'd run it in my car or bike, but never have seen it here...or do I just see Valvoline and keep going ? Expensive synthetics are still a Yeah, Nah here.
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#4754709 - 05/12/18 01:28 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
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Registered: 05/05/18
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Loc: Tri State Conservative
I have used Napa FS 15w50 on ope with great results!
Similar to Valvoline
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#4754711 - 05/12/18 01:29 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
SR5 Offline


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Hey Silk,
It's often cheaper for me than Castrol Edge, Penrite HPR, and especially M1.
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#4754723 - 05/12/18 02:36 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: New Zealand
Hmmm, I think I have a problem - Valvoline (and Mobil) packaging just looks so '50's, I hardly ever look at it.
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#4754729 - 05/12/18 03:01 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
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Registered: 10/06/15
Posts: 87
Loc: NSW Australia
I was going to use it in the VT but everyone stopped stocking it when I went to buy it, so went with Helix Ultra instead. Currently using Synpower 5W-40 in the Subaru but it's the old formula and it needs topping up a little over the oci. Will try the new formula if I can get a bottle of it next time to see how that goes.
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#4754732 - 05/12/18 03:18 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
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I've only used the SynPower 0W40 before, it too was the old formula. But they were giving it away at some super low price. It ran smooth in my car and didn't burn a drop (well not enough to be measured on the stick). I think the Shell Helix Ultra is a better oil, it carries more OEM specs last time I looked. But when the price is right, the SynPower is a fine drop of oil.

I like the look of the synpower containers too, the look sleek to me.
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#4754820 - 05/12/18 08:02 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
supercity Offline


Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1161
Loc: Australia
I use 5w-50 and 10w-60 in my track car but this Valvoline doesn't give me warm fuzzies, They claim A3/B4 and a TBN of 9.8
A friend uses it in his Lancia Integrale.

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#4754935 - 05/12/18 10:22 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
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Never seen SynPower 10W-50!
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#4754960 - 05/12/18 10:46 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
bullwinkle Online   confused


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7833
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
I don't think they sell that grade in the USA-we have 20W50 VR1 & Synpower/Advanced full synthetic, I don't ever recall seeing a 10W50 here.
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#4755237 - 05/12/18 06:26 PM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
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^^^It might be an 'Antipodes ONLY' thing. wink
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#4756442 - 05/14/18 12:54 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4683
Loc: New Zealand
I think I've found out why I don't like the Synpower 10W-50. I went to Repco today (200m on the new shop hack, a mountaain bike) and I found it on the shelf....$111. Anyone wants some at that bargain price they will have to pay shipping too.
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#4756556 - 05/14/18 07:00 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: Silk]
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What !!! That is an insane price. Way too much.
Here the regular price is about $70 but you can sometimes pick it up for about $40 on sale.

Anyway, I've given up on full synthetics for my car, unless I get a super good deal. They regularly have name brand semi-synthetics on sale at about $20 for 5L, that will do me.
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#4756560 - 05/14/18 07:03 AM Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: Silk]
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Hey Silk, what is the bulk oil at your new shop ?

Not long ago you had access to leftover Edge 5W30 A3/B4, that was a very good oil.
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