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Valvoline Maxlife [email protected],285 miles in 2012 Hemi 5.7L #5344320 02/08/20 06:53 AM
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I am closing in on 200K miles (100K since acquiring from police auction) and figured it was a good time to do another UOA to see how things look. Based on Blackstone’s report, I do believe I will make it to 200K and beyond no problem.

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Re: Valvoline Maxlife [email protected],285 miles in 2012 Hemi 5.7L [Re: The_Nuke] #5344346 02/08/20 07:46 AM
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Looks great to me. What's your reasoning for the syn blend? Just curious. Also, what filter and oil went back on and what filter was used here?


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Re: Valvoline Maxlife [email protected],285 miles in 2012 Hemi 5.7L [Re: The_Nuke] #5344352 02/08/20 07:55 AM
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One of my favorite oils. Looks great for your Hemi.


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Originally Posted by jayjr1105
Looks great to me. What's your reasoning for the syn blend? Just curious. Also, what filter and oil went back on and what filter was used here?


Engine had an oil seepage (not enough to be a real drip and be called a leak) issue I thought I would throw some HM oil at to see if it would do anything. After a couple three OCIs it surprised me by seemingly halting the seepage. Then some full synthetic OCIs appeared to induce the leak to return but as a full blown drip. I threw the Valvoline HM oil at it once again, and once again it has stopped after 3 OCIs.

Not enough to prove HM stops leaks, but enough for me to continue to run it.

Still using same Valvoline HM oil and also same FRAM jobber filter (COR2 ACC) as I have been for last 4 OCIs. I got a good deal on those filters ($1.50 ea) in the local Walmart’s clearance isle so I bought all they had. Still have 1 more left, so will use it again for next OCI.


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Re: Valvoline Maxlife [email protected],285 miles in 2012 Hemi 5.7L [Re: SteveSRT8] #5344358 02/08/20 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveSRT8
One of my favorite oils. Looks great for your Hemi.


I keep trying different brands and weights, Mobil 1 HM 10w-30 being my favorite for non-cold months. But always come back to Valvoline MaxLife sooner or later.


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Originally Posted by The_Nuke
Originally Posted by jayjr1105
Looks great to me. What's your reasoning for the syn blend? Just curious. Also, what filter and oil went back on and what filter was used here?


Engine had an oil seepage (not enough to be a real drip and be called a leak) issue I thought I would throw some HM oil at to see if it would do anything. After a couple three OCIs it surprised me by seemingly halting the seepage. Then some full synthetic OCIs appeared to induce the leak to return but as a full blown drip. I threw the Valvoline HM oil at it once again, and once again it has stopped after 3 OCIs.

Not enough to prove HM stops leaks, but enough for me to continue to run it.

Still using same Valvoline HM oil and also same FRAM jobber filter (COR2 ACC) as I have been for last 4 OCIs. I got a good deal on those filters ($1.50 ea) in the local Walmart’s clearance isle so I bought all they had. Still have 1 more left, so will use it again for next OCI.

HA! I was on vacation at the OBX last year and their walmart had a box of the Fram COR 6607's for $2 each. I bought a few (I should have bought all 12). Currently running one in my Mazda. I'd keep up the high mileage oil for sure. I'm a firm believer in the hi-mi formula.

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For a V8 with that many miles on it I'd say that's an incredible report.


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Manganese 129.... haven't seen that before in three digit amounts for a gas engine oil.


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Re: Valvoline Maxlife [email protected],285 miles in 2012 Hemi 5.7L [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5344510 02/08/20 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Manganese 129.... haven't seen that before in three digit amounts for a gas engine oil.


I was running a lot of octane booster prior to that sample...so much that my spark plugs turned red and fuzzy from all the manganese deposits.

In fact, I’d say at least the 5 consecutive gas fill ups just before that sample was taken got dosed with OB. I made note of it on the oil slip since I was sure it would show up on the report...and it did.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
For a V8 with that many miles on it I'd say that's an incredible report.


And I had been spending an inordinate amount of time driving at WOT prior to that sampling. In fact, that was another reason I wanted to get a report - in case all the WOT was going to kick something off in terms of extraordinary wear. I plan on sampling this next oil change and the one after that to follow suit on this concern.


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I see the note "camshaft replaced"... did you replace with original, or was it replaced with a billet instead of SADI?


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I laughed when I saw the manganese... I knew what that meant LOL

What type of octane boost you been running??


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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
I see the note "camshaft replaced"... did you replace with original, or was it replaced with a billet instead of SADI?


It was replaced by a Dodge dealership while still in service as a cop car. I got the car about 10K miles later. I only knew about the camshaft replacement after seeing it in the service history of the myCARFAX app I use to keep track of maintenance and break/fix repairs I do on it.


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Originally Posted by bbhero
I laughed when I saw the manganese... I knew what that meant LOL

What type of octane boost you been running??



Depends on the octane of the gas station’s premium gasoline I’m filling up with. If it’s 91, I use Lucas’ octane boost. It seems to bridge the gap to 93 pretty well.

If it’s already 93, I was augmenting it with STP’s octane boost. It doesn’t raise the octane by much, 1 number at most, but it was surprisingly successful in keeping the KR at bay when I needed a little extra on top of the 93.


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Originally Posted by The_Nuke
If it’s already 93, I was augmenting it with STP’s octane boost. It doesn’t raise the octane by much, 1 number at most, but it was surprisingly successful in keeping the KR at bay when I needed a little extra on top of the 93.


What's the KR and any pics of the car?

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