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


02 Tacoma 3.4L, 229K, Hav ProDS 10W30
12 Highlander 3.5L, 104K, Napa Syn 0W20
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02 Trailblazer 4.2L, 186K, Edge HM 10W40
Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157477
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They just re-branded the bottles I believe. No change in formula or anything.


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Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: JoelB] #5157483
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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 oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

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Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157518
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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
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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
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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
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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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Roki OEM filter.
Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157542
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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04 Colorado 3.5 Castrol Edge 0W40 Euro & K&N filter
03 Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 mix Fram EG filter
Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157826
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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
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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.


19 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4GDI Castrol Edge 5w30 / NAPA Mann-Hummel filter / 6oz Liqui-Moly Treatment
04 Colorado 3.5 Castrol Edge 0W40 Euro & K&N filter
03 Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 mix Fram EG filter
Re: When did Valvoline quit producing SynPower oil? [Re: mrdctaylor] #5157842
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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.


02 Tacoma 3.4L, 229K, Hav ProDS 10W30
12 Highlander 3.5L, 104K, Napa Syn 0W20
17 Escape 2.0L, 43K, PP 5W30
02 Trailblazer 4.2L, 186K, Edge HM 10W40
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