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When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? #5157457 07/11/19 06:52 AM
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Guys,

I decided to take advantage of an online sale (15% off) combined with a $15 Pep Boys rebate yesterday to get a 5 quart jug of Valvoline SynPower for $10.98. Not a bad deal. But didn't they stop producing SynPower a couple of years ago? I was surprised to see it *was* the older oil--I was expecting the packaging to be the new Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic, but it was the older SynPower. No big deal--I was just curious. I think the code on the bottle indicates it was produced in 2016. I haven't seen SynPower recently in other stores, but Pep Boys definitely still has it.

And their website is kinda wonky. The text says "SynPower", but the image shows the "Full Synthetic Advanced".

https://www.pepboys.com/valvoline-s...otor-oil-5-qt-/product/615499?quantity=1


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157477 07/11/19 07:14 AM
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They just re-branded the bottles I believe. No change in formula or anything.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: JoelB] #5157483 07/11/19 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by JoelB
They just re-branded the bottles I believe. No change in formula or anything.


Correct....name changes all across the line. Maybe someone in marketing had to do something to justify their pay.


I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157518 07/11/19 07:45 AM
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The new Valvoline synth has moly whereas the old formula had none,correct?


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157524 07/11/19 07:49 AM
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Correct though the timing may not be exact. The formulation change happened for d1G2.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: JoelB] #5157528 07/11/19 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JoelB
They just re-branded the bottles I believe. No change in formula or anything.

Yes, I did well on the VSP clearance a few years back … seems they still had the 300k claims on the jugs …

Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: JoelB] #5157541 07/11/19 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JoelB
They just re-branded the bottles I believe. No change in formula or anything.

There was a change in formula. Valvoline dropped the sodium based add pack for a moly/boron/titanium one.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157542 07/11/19 07:59 AM
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Valvoline syn produces he best uoas on this entre forum imho


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The specs on the back are more important than the label on the front
Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157624 07/11/19 09:57 AM
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what is the date code on the bottom of the jug, that will give you an exact date the oil was bottled.
The code will be a letter and some numbers. The letter is the month (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc, with letter "I" being skipped), then a 2 digit day and 2 digit year.

You can also look and see if it is SN or SN+. I do believe SN+ was when the name change happened.
Good oil regardless.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: Doublehaul] #5157710 07/11/19 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Doublehaul
Valvoline syn produces he best uoas on this entre forum imho

I agree^^

Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157757 07/11/19 12:20 PM
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I know the year was 16. I don't have the jug in front of me now.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157825 07/11/19 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mrdctaylor
I know the year was 16. I don't have the jug in front of me now.

You have the old formula. The new formulation is quite different and current SN Plus Dexos1 Gen2 stuff.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157826 07/11/19 01:11 PM
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FWIW, mine says Dexos2 on the container.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157833 07/11/19 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mrdctaylor
FWIW, mine says Dexos2 on the container.

You have the old Sodium formula..... now long gone. The new formula started with the jug change from Synpower to Advanced.
If that's what you want, then buy it.


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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157842 07/11/19 01:26 PM
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I don't really care. I already bought it because it was one of those "buy online, pick up in person" things that gave me an extra 15% off.


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