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valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? #5293000 12/12/19 11:02 PM
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brought my snowbird 2014 yaris for its usual 3500 mile, $20 oil change to my favorite superior tire franchise, expecting kendall gt1 semisynthetic again. price is up to $22, but includes free tire rotation, battery test and brake check. all ok except that valvoline replaced kendall on the menu. i’m not really worried except that $20 kendall was a great deal imho. what is bitgoers’ consensus on $22 valvoline? thanks.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293003 12/12/19 11:06 PM
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I just purchased Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic on Amazon for $20.47. I don't think I'd buy Valvoline Synthetic Blend for $1.50 more, but that doesn't mean the oil wouldn't be just fine in your Yaris.

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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293004 12/12/19 11:07 PM
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I'd use it without hesitation! Valvoline is an excellent oil, particularly for a 3500-mile oci. I'd run it and sleep well in that decision!


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293017 12/12/19 11:41 PM
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Durablend 5W30 is actually a step above Kendall GT-1 being a DEXOS-1 certified motor oil.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293024 12/12/19 11:54 PM
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thanks much guys for the reassurance! the yaris is pretty much bulletproof but this information is helpful.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293047 12/13/19 01:09 AM
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I had a 1993 Olds Bravada with a W-code 4.3L V6 hit 285,000 miles before I sold it in 2017.
The engine and drive train were still fine when sold. Everything was falling apart, but the drive-train was just peachy.
And, she was never garaged and spent more than 20-years outside in south-central Alaska.
She ran the majority of those miles on regularly changed Valvoline Durablend 5W-30.
Elsewhere, synthetics were regularly used and changed on schedule or early.
I adored that sno-go and miss it. It never failed me... ever. Imagine that.

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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293049 12/13/19 01:30 AM
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I don't believe there's such a thing as a "bad" Valvoline oil, just good, better and best. However there is such a thing as an overpriced Valvoline oil, *coughs* VME *coughs*..not to beat a dead horse.😀

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The price is actually good considering the service being done. Not all people want or can change their oil. $22 is a steal IMO.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293097 12/13/19 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jstert
brought my snowbird 2014 yaris for its usual 3500 mile, $20 oil change to my favorite superior tire franchise, expecting kendall gt1 semisynthetic again. price is up to $22, but includes free tire rotation, battery test and brake check. all ok except that valvoline replaced kendall on the menu. i’m not really worried except that $20 kendall was a great deal imho. what is bitgoers’ consensus on $22 valvoline? thanks.

Valvoline is one of five major brand names in mid-priced oils. Kendall is not.
For all the work performed - quality product used and low price attached, I'd have my oil changed there also.
Terrific find and lucky-you.

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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: JustN89] #5293183 12/13/19 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JustN89
I just purchased Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic on Amazon for $20.47. I don't think I'd buy Valvoline Synthetic Blend for $1.50 more, but that doesn't mean the oil wouldn't be just fine in your Yaris.

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I think it's important to note OP's comment that the $22 includes tire rotation, battery check, and brake check.
For those out there unwilling or unable to get underneath their car, $22 is a screaming deal.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293208 12/13/19 08:14 AM
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Haven't heard that name "durablend" in ages. Are they selling their bulk recycled oil blend thru QOC franchises?

That Yamaha engine in that toyota deserves good oil. It's high specific out put for a small N.A. motor.

rec: Valvoline Advanced 5W30.

Hey, but if runs fine and get good mileage on the durablend you should be fine for that for super short 3500mi interval.

But just think, if you bring the Valvoline Advanced 5W30 you could skip the next OC and go to 7K miles NP.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293712 12/13/19 06:01 PM
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That Yamaha engine in that toyota


To what are you referring?

Are you confusing it with the 2ZZ-GE?

Have you given up on indicating the VVT is finicky without 30 weight oil?

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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5293966 12/14/19 03:21 AM
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Mate, Valvoline DuraBlend semi-synthetic is a good oil, and I went out of my way to track some down. I’m running DuraBlend myself right now (10W40 SN & A3/B4) and happy for it.

It’s pretty much MaxLife without the extra seal conditioners, just the regular amount. And MaxLife is a well respected oil, so don’t worry about DuraBlend.

You paid a good price too. Relax and enjoy, it’s an easy 5k mile oil if you want to go that far. I’ll probably do that much at least.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5294425 12/14/19 03:40 PM
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I used Durablend in my Camry solara for years. 5w30 blend. Worked great. Never any leaks. Or sludge. Or burning.

Use with confidence.


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Re: valvoline durablend 5w-30 in yaris, ok? [Re: jstert] #5295040 12/15/19 11:02 AM
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We use Valvoline Durablend at our Kia dealer and it sells for about $40, so you got a good deal. Oil comes from a New West oil truck. The stuff is good for any vehicle, just don't go over 5k with it. Turbo engines, especially GDI, should be every 4k maximum with the stuff. I personally don't use it because I like my oil from bottles.

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