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DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? #5143922
06/25/19 04:54 PM
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Torino117 Offline OP
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Hello,

I've been browsing the forum for a while but decided to make an account to see if I can get some feedback.

Had an oil change for 0W-20 Synthetic at a local Honda dealer on my 14' Accord V6 and while they usually use Pennzoil they switched over to a DuraMAX Full Synthetic (from RelaDyne).

I haven't heard of this brand and some light research for reviews turned up with minimal results. There was a thread here from 2013 but since then it looks like they changed their formula.

I know it's the dealer but is this stuff actually good? Or are they just saving a buck.

Thanks again guys.
Chris

Re: DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? [Re: Torino117] #5143928
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Duramax synthetic I switched to Rotella T6 in 2012. It's worked great.


2004 Corolla 134004
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 75175
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5143945
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Torino117 Offline OP
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So you switched away from Duramax I take it? Thanks for the response

Re: DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? [Re: Torino117] #5143993
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Per the API db Reladyne (Duramax) has 4pgs of different grades that carry API cert. Your full syn 0w20 was SN/GF5. [Linked Image]

This 👇
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4782129/Dura_Max_synthetics

Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 06/25/19 06:17 PM.
Re: DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? [Re: Torino117] #5144055
06/25/19 08:04 PM
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ran dura max in an old hyundai with 280 k on it no problems,,, in chicago the distributor was a little pricey so we went to QSUD until I sold the unit to my neighbor
It wasnt bad oil but a 6 bucks a qt,,,,,,,,, better deals were out there


07 Ford Freestyle 135K
06 Honda Acord EX 115K
04 Hyundai Sonata 290K sold
03 Hyundai Santa Fe 165K
02 Ford Tarus 98K
00 Buick Regal SC 135K
95 Goldwing 28K

Re: DuraMAX Synthetic Oil? [Re: Torino117] #5144541
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Thanks guys. I reckon I'm good with this from what I'm reading.

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