- Jul 10, 2002
- Toronto, Ontario
I'm currently using Maxlife in my car. After reading all the posts on Maxlife before registering, am I wasting my money on Maxlife? Am I better off just using normal Valvoline All Climate?
quote:I don't see a bad in using HM oils in a new engine. If the oil does help condition seals and reduce oil consumption then more power to new car owners. Better to start early when the problems are not present.
Originally posted by JonS: Why are you using Maxlife in a 1999? I use regular Valvoline and am very happy with it.
quote:I didn't even know Maxlife had Moly in the formulation when I first used it. I didn't even know till I visited this good site. I've used Moly before in the form of Molyslip and did notice a slight increase in gas mileage. I don't know if I want to use Molyslip again. I really don't like how Molyslip colours the oil dark black. I'll keep using Maxlife. Canadian Tire has Maxlife on sale every three months which is the best time for me to change my oil.
Originally posted by Patman: Despite not having Moly as I had hoped, Maxlife is still a very good oil, it's got more antiwear additives than your average oil. Try doing an oil analysis on it after say 6 or 7000km and see how it turns out.
quote:VaderSS, never really thought about that. Can we state that HM oils have more synthetics compared to the marketed "semi-synthetics" from various companies?
Originally posted by VaderSS: Actually I see HM oils as the true semi-synths. They actually have some synthetic in them, as opposed to most "semi-synths". II+
quote:JonS, is what you stated true? I hoped Valvoline stated that on the bottle. They said the oil could be used in new cars and would not void the warranty as stated on the back of the bottle. Then Patman would have problems with leaking since he is switching to Schaeffer's. Anyone else know if using Maxlife then switching to another oil would cause leaking?
Originally posted by JonS: Valvoline told me if you use Maxlife then quit, you have swelled the seals (he said it has stop leak and a seal sweller in it) And that the seals will shrink back to where they were before Maxlife was used. But they will have been worn from being swelled. I am just relaying what he told me. I would not use it in a new egine . I would think you will have leaks when you quit using it.
quote:Good point. How is the VI calculated? What effect does it have on the viscosity at different temps.
So, your Max- Life at 250 might be "thinner" than Mobil1 at 250 because of the viscosity index is higher.