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Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic #5238805 10/13/19 07:36 PM
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How are all the Valvoline guys doing? Its been several years since valvoline has been brought up or talked about so here we go. Changing oil this week "winter change" It will only go 5k miles or to next spring/summer. Thats my oci comfort zone... I would dump Mobile 1 in but its $4 more a jug and just dont see the point. Or should I?🤔 Or, should i just stay with pppp? (14. F150 5.0 45k 5w20 )
Is the add pack and tbn and all that good stuff still as strong as it was? Anything new/different about it that clearly hasnt been discussed?


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238808 10/13/19 07:39 PM
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If you are only utilizing the oil for 5000 miles it will make no difference whatsoever. There is no quality distinction between those oils especially at that OCI, if anyone tells you that there is then they are making it up.


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1996 Honda Accord, 280K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 425K
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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238824 10/13/19 07:54 PM
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Valvoline is a quality oil. The Advanced synthetic 5w20 is a stout 20wt with an HTHS of 2.7 and a respectable noack value of only 7.6%

Lots of great 5w20s to choose from. QSUD, VAS, M1 are all top of the class IMO.


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2010 Ford Escape 199k QSUD 5w20
2016 Tucson Limited 1.6T AWD 27K A5/B5 5w30
2016 Yamaha XSR900 13k, Spectro 10w40, Yamaha Filter.
Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238830 10/13/19 08:01 PM
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Not a lot of real evidence exists to say any dexos1 oil is better than another. The dexos1 rating makes TBN and chemistry somewhat similar between all those brands.

You can like Valvoline for two reasons:
1. 153 years in business, not bad, in America.
2. titanium to reduce friction or wear

Pennzoil can be chosen because of its pureplus Group3+.
Mobil1 Annual Protection looks like a cut above for some extra $.


2019 VW Tiguan S 4Motion, Pennzoil Platinum 0w-20, VW Mann oil filter
Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238831 10/13/19 08:01 PM
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Been using Valvoline for many years in everything that need motor oil. Never had a problem with anything. They yield good UOA also. I change the oil every 5k. I can't get myself to go any longer.


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238860 10/13/19 08:33 PM
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Adding to my previous post here, there is a 3rd reason to like Valvoline. It was featured in the back of Bif's car in the 1985 Back to the Future. That's Fox back there with it.
[Linked Image from productplacementblog.com]


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238880 10/13/19 08:58 PM
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Valvoline’s easy pour cap on the 5qt jug is enough alone to make me enjoy using their oil. They also have a good reputation in the high mileage department.

Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: paoester] #5238890 10/13/19 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by paoester
Adding to my previous post here, there is a 3rd reason to like Valvoline. It was featured in the back of Bif's car in the 1985 Back to the Future. That's Fox back there with it.
[Linked Image from productplacementblog.com]

Biff says if you don't like Valvoline, make like a tree and get out here.


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238923 10/13/19 09:57 PM
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Great oil, I've used it on my 2011 DTS for my 5K OCI. When I checked the oil level at 3K, the oil was still very clear.

NAPA Synthetic is also 90% similar to Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic. Napa has a slightly weaker additive pack.

I'm using Napa Synthetic right now with no issues on my DTS.


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5238925 10/13/19 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GaryPoe
How are all the Valvoline guys doing? Its been several years since valvoline has been brought up or talked about so here we go. Changing oil this week "winter change" It will only go 5k miles or to next spring/summer. Thats my oci comfort zone... I would dump Mobile 1 in but its $4 more a jug and just dont see the point. Or should I?🤔 Or, should i just stay with pppp? (14. F150 5.0 45k 5w20 )
Is the add pack and tbn and all that good stuff still as strong as it was? Anything new/different about it that clearly hasnt been discussed?

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125k Mile 11 Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi PP HM or QSUD 5w20 or 0w20 w/Purolator Boss or Wix XP

40k Mile 2015 Dodge Charger 3.6L Pentastar Pennzoil Platinum or QSUD 0/5W20, or 5W30
Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5239127 10/14/19 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by GaryPoe
How are all the Valvoline guys doing? Its been several years since valvoline has been brought up or talked about so here we go. Changing oil this week "winter change" It will only go 5k miles or to next spring/summer. Thats my oci comfort zone... I would dump Mobile 1 in but its $4 more a jug and just dont see the point. Or should I?🤔 Or, should i just stay with pppp? (14. F150 5.0 45k 5w20 )
Is the add pack and tbn and all that good stuff still as strong as it was? Anything new/different about it that clearly hasnt been discussed?



IMO, Best 25 dollar Synthetic jug out there. They knocked it out of the park with this formulation.!

My wife's UOA came back about as good as it can get.

I like it best in 5W30 flavour.


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5239136 10/14/19 07:29 AM
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I like it in 5w30 flavour best naked. But I feel the Valvoline Advanced 0w20 runs best with a little Magnetec 5W20 in there with it.

Here is our UOA where the wife accidentally overshot her required oil change interval by 3000 miles!

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5206494/1


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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5239188 10/14/19 08:27 AM
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Oil is oil with the proper rating use which ever brand price or marketing claims dictate.

Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5239194 10/14/19 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite

IMO, Best 25 dollar Synthetic jug out there. They knocked it out of the park with this formulation.!

Agreed.. kinda spendy for my blood but hard to beat in that price range. That said as kschachn pointed out, most any SN/GF5 lube, syn or dino, will suffice at that (5k) oci. But I totally get ppl wanting the "best" for their baby...as long as it's not taking food off the table, I say spend the money and sleep well at night knowing you've got a darn good lube in the crankcase.😉

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Re: Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic [Re: GaryPoe] #5239202 10/14/19 08:54 AM
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Matthew_Boss, good find on the Sequence IVA comparison between Castrol Edge and Valvoline. Looks like Biff was using the wrong oil all along.
Castrol Edge black bottle makes the same claim as Edge gold bottle, and both get a 15 micron score on the Sequence IVA wear test, while Valvoline gets 45 microns. Castrol won that one.


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