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Gonna try Valvoline HM Syn next time.... #5436809 05/23/20 03:10 PM
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I used to use Valvoline way back in the day but haven't used it in probably decades. Many of the earlier VOA or UOA did not impress me.

The latest ones look like the Full Syn HM has a strong add pack so I bought 2 jugs of it to try.


2005 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5 motor
2014 Ford Fusion 2.5 motor
Re: Gonna try Valvoline HM Syn next time.... [Re: ZZman] #5436815 05/23/20 03:34 PM
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I've been very happy with it. I'll try other oils once in a blue moon, but I keep going back to it and it's pretty much all I run in all my vehicles regardless of mileage for the very reason you stated, the add-pack.

Re: Gonna try Valvoline HM Syn next time.... [Re: ZZman] #5437023 05/23/20 08:49 PM
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I just recently changed oil in my 17 Santa Fe with it. I'm hoping it will be a better choice for GDI.

Re: Gonna try Valvoline HM Syn next time.... [Re: ZZman] #5437226 05/24/20 06:49 AM
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I bought 15 quarts of Valvoline Synthetic Maxlife 0w20 this year after finding it on sale for $3.25/quart. PQIA recently tested it against 4 other similar oils and Valvoline IMO had the strongest showing. So that made me even happier with the purchase.

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2018 Subaru Outback Limited - 95,000 miles
2018 Subaru Outback Premium - 37,000 miles
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS - 103,000 miles
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I just bought some for my CRV. I hav never used HM oil before but I do typically use Valvoline FS in the CRV, so I figured I might as well try some HM now. It was only $21.97 at Walmart, so I figured I'd get it.


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Re: Gonna try Valvoline HM Syn next time.... [Re: ZZman] #5441217 05/28/20 06:33 PM
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I reach for Pennzoil (Shell) or Valvoline (Napa). You may see a little consumption at first. You may see the dipstick turn black sooner. That's what I experienced in my 2004 Colorado 4X4

I'm not sounding any alarm. Just giving you a heads-up.


19' Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 GDI - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30 / OEM 35504 Filter
20' Kia Soul X-Line 2.0 MPI - 50-50 blend Pennzoil Platinum HM & Pennzoil Gold 5w30 / AC Delco PF1127 Ecore filter




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