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I have a Toyota vehicle 6 cylinder year 2000 with 150,543 miles on it. using Valvoline convectional with no issues. Any of you recommend any of these high millage formulas. Thanks in advance
 
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No leaks and no oil consumption? Is it one of the V6's or the I6? With "no problems" I'd probably stick to the Valvoline.
 
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 Originally Posted By: bigmanoncampus
its a Avalon v-6 is all i know.. no no issues I'm aware of. No leaks etc. thanks
If no leaks, no oil burning and no other problems whatsoever, why bother using so-called "high mileage" oil? Regular oil will do just fine. BTW: don't fall for the brainwashing effect of commercials for that's what big companies want you to go for/fall for.Next thing you know, their spin doktor's dept will try to drum up something like: oil for engine will less than 3000miles, oil for engine with muffler bearings, oil specifically for engine with 4 cats/8 O2 sensors, etc. Wanna go for it? Q.
 
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HM oil does have a better additive pkg and would most likely produce less wear, or maybe last longer in a UOA??? But the advice given is also good cause u know what they say "if it ain't broke..."
 
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New PCV valve and drain the hose of oil and grime. Spray some cleaner in there to help the cleaning if you feel the need. BTW- check the Rebate forum for a Valvoline rebate. $10 -$20 on a case IIRC.
 
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You can't go wrong sticking with what works, but Valvoline Maxlife seems to be a great product and Valvoline does recommend it for cars with over 75,000 miles. I know the Maxlife Blend is about $14 locally, I'm not sure what the price of standard conventional is to know if Valvoline is only out to make money. I'm running Maxlife in my 89 4Runner that has about 15k on the full rebuild and am planning to put it in my 2004 Sequoia on the next oil change that will be just over 80k. Having rambled on about Maxlife, if you have no reason to change, then don't.
 
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 Originally Posted By: bigmanoncampus
Can you clean a pcv? or just replace?
You can clean it, but the spring(s) inside wear out from the heat and so it may not be functioning correctly. I would replace it with an OEM on a regular basis. It's a part that does so much and cause a lot of problems if not working correctly! ;\)
 
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PCV valves are cheap replace it.. I am a sucker to marketing I run Maxlife in My Silverado. My wies sequoia I run Pennzoil YB it has 64,000 on it when it reaches 75,000 I will probably switch to Max Life
 
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 Originally Posted By: live_to_hunt
PCV valves are cheap replace it.. I am a sucker to marketing I run Maxlife in My Silverado. My wies sequoia I run Pennzoil YB it has 64,000 on it when it reaches 75,000 I will probably switch to Max Life
Any reason you don't stay with one brand? Seems like you should either trust Valvoline or Pennzoil to produce quality oils. Why not Pennzoil HM?
 
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