Maxlife Info

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May 27, 2002
Guelph, Ontario
It doesn't have the energy conserving seal on it because this stuff is formulated on the thick end of the 30wt range, so it's fuel economy isn't going to be as good as an oil formulated more on the lower end, which most conventional oils are. The high mileage oils are all formulated on the high end, and aren't concerned with getting that energy conserving stamp since they aren't expecting most of their customers to be using it in new cars, but in older ones.
"I heard it had a better additive package for a new vehicle." When this stuff first came out, it had a great deal of moly (200+ ppm) which is a potent barrier anti-wear agent. But they took it out after the first year. Since then, most other blenders/refiners have put some moly in their formulas ... but Valvoline has been a hold-out. I do not know if they have put any moly back in Max-Life or not. [I dont know] --- Bror Jace
I saw Maxlife 5w30 on sale yesterday. I notice that it is rated SL, but not GF-3, and does not have the "energy conserving" rating. What exactly does this mean? Also I noticed that it has no high temp vis ratings. Why is this? I am considering using this stuff on a new vehicle. A GMC Sierra with the 5.3 V8, it calls for a 5w30. Is this stuff good? I heard it had a better additive package for a new vehicle. What do ya'all think?
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