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#4757629 - 05/15/18 08:11 AM Did I screw up?
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 6997
Loc: Marshfield , MA
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.
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#4757636 - 05/15/18 08:16 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4134
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
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.
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#4757647 - 05/15/18 08:32 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5637
Loc: Michigan
It will be fine.
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#4757651 - 05/15/18 08:36 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11899
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Is it ILSAC GF5? I would imagine fuel dilution has more bad consequences for seals than some conditioners in HM oil.
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#4757655 - 05/15/18 08:39 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11899
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
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
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#4757683 - 05/15/18 09:00 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 517
Loc: US
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.
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#4757704 - 05/15/18 09:14 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10730
Loc: Idaho
i have been running Valvoline syn with Maxlife tech in my 2015 Ford 2.7 it is great oil and fine for new engines.
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#4757776 - 05/15/18 10:13 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
VeryNoisyPoet Offline


Registered: 12/16/17
Posts: 150
Loc: Massachusetts
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.
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#4757795 - 05/15/18 10:42 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
MONKEYMAN Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 2204
Loc: 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.
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#4757808 - 05/15/18 10:50 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
03s Offline


Registered: 09/21/08
Posts: 64
Loc: St. Catharines Ontario Canada
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.

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#4757816 - 05/15/18 10:56 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2595
Loc: Wet side WA
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.

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Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
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#4757823 - 05/15/18 11:04 AM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9484
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
If you can exchange it, I would, but, you can use it. Ed
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#4757906 - 05/15/18 12:55 PM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 6997
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Thank you gennulmen. It is a Max life oil, ILSAC 5. grin2
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1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline bulk 0w20 and ? filter

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#4757939 - 05/15/18 02:01 PM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 9896
Loc: 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.
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#4758202 - 05/15/18 07:56 PM Re: Did I screw up? [Re: andyd]
2dogs Offline


Registered: 02/01/17
Posts: 56
Loc: 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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