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Old 12-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default syntheic blend

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is Valvoline synthetic blend 10w-30 the same thing as normal synthetic?
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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no

Ive been using the 10w40 Maxlife for a while.......good stuff I think
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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No. It's a blend of Synthetic and conventional.


Hence the name.

Look HERE.

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Old 12-21-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Synthetic blend is a waste. Either use full synthetic or conventional organic oil.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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Most will not believe this, but the requirement to meet today's specs for some weights without ubber expensive additives means they are already partially synthetic oils to begin with. Engine oil companies don't tell people this so they can sell synthetic blends and make more money. An exception comes from Kendall and Conoco oils (5W20, 5W30 and 10W30) that clearly states they are a synthetic blend. Those two oils often cost less then so called dino oils from bigger oil companies who do much, much more advertising & sponsoring.

I would love for bluesubie to chime in and correct me if I'm wrong?
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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well...that Valvoline MaxLife is ~$2.60/qt when bought in the 5qt jug at walmart and is acea A3
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:08 AM   #7
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Synthetic blend could be .05% synthetic, and 99.95% conventional oil. There are no requirements at all about synthetic blend, stay away, it is just a money trap.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Most will not believe this, but the requirement to meet today's specs for some weights without ubber expensive additives means they are already partially synthetic oils to begin with. Engine oil companies don't tell people this so they can sell synthetic blends and make more money.
The real bargains are oils labeled and priced as conventional and have synthetic additives.

Go with Max Life (full synthetic or blend) or Synpower. Use Synpower just because of their new cool ads bashing Mobil1.

-Dennis
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