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SynPower 10W50 #4754609
05/11/18 08:50 PM
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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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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754620
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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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Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754630
05/11/18 09:16 PM
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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.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754709
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I have used Napa FS 15w50 on ope with great results!
Similar to Valvoline


"If I walked on water, they'd say I couldn't swim."
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754711
05/12/18 12:29 AM
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Hey Silk,
It's often cheaper for me than Castrol Edge, Penrite HPR, and especially M1.


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Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754723
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Hmmm, I think I have a problem - Valvoline (and Mobil) packaging just looks so '50's, I hardly ever look at it.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754729
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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.


02 Subaru Liberty RX 2.5 Synpower 5W-40 OEM Filter
96 Toyota 80 Series 1HZ Sakura C-1112 Nulon High Torque 15w-40
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754732
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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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Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754820
05/12/18 07:02 AM
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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.

Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754935
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Never seen SynPower 10W-50!


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~92K Miles: RP 5W-30, AMSOIL SS FE ATF.
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30, AMSOIL OE MV ATF.
AMSOIL in EVERYTHING!
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4754960
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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.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4755237
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^^^It might be an 'Antipodes ONLY' thing. wink


2016 Ford Fiesta ST 14K miles
Ravenol DXG 5W-30
Amsoil Ea15K51 filter
Ravenol MTF-2 in the IB6 transaxle
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: SR5] #4756442
05/13/18 11:54 PM
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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.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: Silk] #4756556
05/14/18 06:00 AM
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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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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: SynPower 10W50 [Re: Silk] #4756560
05/14/18 06:03 AM
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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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