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Valvoline! Yes, such product exists and should be available for sale in the US according to Mercedes-Benz "star bulletin" dated May 9, 2002 which I found on Valvoline website. Product is called Valvoline SynPower MXL 0W-30 and rated ACEA A3/B3/B4. Don't confuse with similar product called SynPower XL which is also 0W-30 grade. Online datasheet is also available from Valvoline's website. If you can't find it here is the data: API SJ 0W-30 ACEA A3, B3, B4 0W-30 Mercedes Benz 229.3 0W-30 VW 502.00/505.00 0W-30 VW 503.01 0W-30 BMW Longlife-01 0W-30 Viscosity, mm2/s @ 100 ºC 11.7 Viscosity, mm2/s @ 40 ºC 65.0 Viscosity Index 171 Viscosity, mPa.s –35°C <6200 TBN, mg KOH/g ASTM D-2896 9.91 Pour Point, ºC -57 Specific Gravity @ 15/15ºC 0.855 Flash Point, PMCC, ºC 206 Has anyone seen Valvoline SynPower in 0W-30 grade? It seems like Valvoline doesn't list 0w-30 grade on their website among other SynPower oils. Do you have any additional info about it? Any formulation guesses? Do you think it is a Group III/IV/V or a combination of thereof. Just wanted to give you guys something new to test and talk about. Regards, [ November 20, 2003, 04:55 AM: Message edited by: Titanium_Alloy ]
 
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it looks the oil companies are listening to this board. everyone here thought castrol was a b*atch for marketing syntec as synthetic when it wasn't..so they bring the german castrol here. the majority here hate valvoline and they are bringing this valvoline synpower. interesting [Big Grin]
 

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It's interesting that we haven't seen it because the MB bulletin is dated almost 1.5 years ago. I guess it's a valid competitor for GC. I have no idea what color it is and how it smells like. Well let's just wait for MLX to show up in retail stores... Regards,
 
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Personally, I'm waiting for the new Chevron Supreme SLX 0W30. Oh yeah! You know the one that my neighbor's wife's uncle's son who heard on Rush Limbaugh that Paul Harvey reported a sighting of it in a Roswell, New Mexico Auto Zone Sunday flyer that says it will be out in time for Christmas. Yeah, that one. [Smile]
 
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Yeah, yeah, tell us!! How does it taste, how does it feel on your skin????
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Originally posted by mrhonda: What colour is it, and what does it smell like? [Big Grin]
 
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Originally posted by mrhonda: What colour is it, and what does it smell like? [Big Grin]
Speaking of smell....I received my order of fuel power today and since I'm a knuclehead, I took a sniff at it....**** ...I almost passed out....and since i'm such a ******* , I needed to make sure it was the fuel power that made me feel that way and so I took another sniff....needles to say, I almost passed out again. [Roll Eyes]
 
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Best synthetic I have tried so far has been the German Castrol. The two things I don't like about it are the lack of API Certification and how hard it is to find this oil. If there really is a German Valvoline that comes out I may try it. Especially if it has API Certification, is priced about the same as the German Castrol, and produces a smooth running engine like the German Castrol. According to what I have heard, BMW motor oil is either Mobil 1 or Valvoline synthetic, and I know that Valvoline synthetic is acceptable is at least some BMWs.
 
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