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Oh boy I don't know where to start or whether its worth trying to talk you folks out of valvoline. Between Mobil 1 and valv. synpower there is no comparison, mobil 1 uses superior PAO base stock where as valvoline synth. isn't really a synthetic at all, its a group III oil, which is ok but is not on the same level as mobil 1, redline, amsoil, royal purple etc., castrol syntec is the same, a group 3 oil, priced like a PAO synthetic guess they have to figure out how to pay for those commericials. I'm not saying group III oil is bad oil, its better than traditional dino but can really confuse the customer. Someone might think that because there buddy was able to go with 10k mile intervals with mobil 1, that they can with there syntec, which wouldn't be a good idea. The consumer reports test was a laugher at best, where the higer quality oils shine and show there real value is in extended drains, the 3poncho's test using mobil 1 showed thru UOA's that the oil was still performing up to the 18k miles mark in an LS1 camaro, try that with a dino. If your gonna change your oil every 3K it really doesn't matter what SL rated oil you use, just be aware thouigh that some are better than others. I will be using Chevoron supreme 5w-30, why you might ask, cause its already shown to produce minimal wear in this engine already as well as many others, also on virgin anaylisis shows a very robust additive pack, this is were valvoline is very weak.
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