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Did I screw up? #4757629
05/15/18 08:11 AM
05/15/18 08:11 AM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline OP
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I bought 2 jugs of Valvoline 0w20. Silly me, I didn't read close enough. Stuff is High Mileage. Th SE only has 25 K miles and the LE 30 K. I don't think I need the seals swollen this early on. What to do? Use or don't use? I bought the stuff through Amazon. No clue about returns. Ideally, I would like to exchange for reg'lar oil.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757636
05/15/18 08:16 AM
05/15/18 08:16 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Nope, just run it you will be fine. High Mileage oil is mainly a marketing tactic. I've run many high mileage oils in many different vehicles and none have done anything for leaking seals or oil consumption.

Valvoline 0w20 is good oil, run it with confidence.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (34k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757647
05/15/18 08:32 AM
05/15/18 08:32 AM
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Michigan
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It will be fine.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757651
05/15/18 08:36 AM
05/15/18 08:36 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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Is it ILSAC GF5? I would imagine fuel dilution has more bad consequences for seals than some conditioners in HM oil.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757655
05/15/18 08:39 AM
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I think in a conversation with Jay leno years ago an Ashland rep said when asked by Jay if it was OK to use HM oil in a NEW engine, that it was actually Better to use HM oils in a car under 75K, its will just LAST longer. This was back with ILSAC GF3 though IIRC or maybe it was ILSAC GF4


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757683
05/15/18 09:00 AM
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It will be fine but if you might worry about it, go make a 1-for-1 exchange at WalMart. They'll do it without a rceipt.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757704
05/15/18 09:14 AM
05/15/18 09:14 AM
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Idaho
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i have been running Valvoline syn with Maxlife tech in my 2015 Ford 2.7 it is great oil and fine for new engines.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757776
05/15/18 10:13 AM
05/15/18 10:13 AM
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Massachusetts
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Modern high mileage oils have seal conditioners, not seal swellers. The additives are meant to clean and soften old seals that have gotten hard, which can reduce or stop minor leaks/weeping. It will not harm a new seal, but it also won't revive a badly damaged seal that pukes oil.

Valvoline makes good oil, so use it with confidence for your normal OCI instead of fussing over returns.


1998 V70 GLT / 194k miles [10w-30 Valvoline Syn w/ Maxlife Tech + Mann W917 filter]

"Use yah blinkah!"

"Be nice. The alternative involves an air horn and 7000 lumens of high beam."
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757795
05/15/18 10:42 AM
05/15/18 10:42 AM
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St. Louis
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St. Louis
Eric the Car Guy has your answer straight from Valvoline:

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Oil

In short, it is fine according to Valvoline.


Truth alone triumphs, not untruth.

2017 Elantra SE
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757808
05/15/18 10:50 AM
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St. Catharines Ontario Canada
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You have more wear protection, cold start protection, and it helps maintain fuel efficiency better than normal full synthetic according to the back of the bottle.



2005 Chevrolet Optra
Kendall GT-1 Max with Liquid Titanium 5W-30
Fram Ultra XG3387A
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757816
05/15/18 10:56 AM
05/15/18 10:56 AM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: andyd
I bought 2 jugs of Valvoline 0w20. Silly me, I didn't read close enough. Stuff is High Mileage. Th SE only has 25 K miles and the LE 30 K. I don't think I need the seals swollen this early on. What to do? Use or don't use? I bought the stuff through Amazon. No clue about returns. Ideally, I would like to exchange for reg'lar oil.


WARNING! Don't put that HM stuff in your car.



2004 Corolla 125400
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757823
05/15/18 11:04 AM
05/15/18 11:04 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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If you can exchange it, I would, but, you can use it. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757906
05/15/18 12:55 PM
05/15/18 12:55 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline OP
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Thank you gennulmen. It is a Max life oil, ILSAC 5. grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4757939
05/15/18 02:01 PM
05/15/18 02:01 PM
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OH
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OH
I would use it. Those engines can start to use oil later in life so might as well it give a little preventative dose of HM oil.

Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd] #4758202
05/15/18 07:56 PM
05/15/18 07:56 PM
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NY
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NY
This chart from Valvoline indicates you're OK.

https://team.valvoline.com/diy/see-diffe...0121.1525642311


I've used the high mileage version of 0W-20 Valvoline in my 2 year old low mileage Subaru with no ill effects as far as I can tell.

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