Page 1 of 8 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 71
  1. #1
    Bronze Member rilesdav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    75
    Location
    Dudley, MA
    Tractor
    Branson 6530c and Kubota BX25D

    Default Valvoline premium synthetic

    Has anyone out there tried the Valvoline premium blue synthetic 5-40? I currently use Rotella T-6 in my tractor and D-max pickup, but NAPA has gallon jugs on sale for $19.99. I would prefer to get oil from NAPA vs. Wally World. Thanks for any feedback.
    Dave

  2. #2
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,282
    Location
    Murray, KY
    Tractor
    265 MF / JD 310B Backhoe

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    It should be OK.

    I use Rotella T6 because we need the zinc protection and have not found a better oil under $20 a gallon.

    NAPA is a good place to support but they are never open when I am stocking up on Rotella T6.

  3. #3
    Super Star Member Diamondpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,637
    Location
    Daleville, IN
    Tractor
    Jinma 254/284 Ford 861 Powermaster at work

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    Its a good oil that we use in many marine applications. I run Valvoline Synthetic 5W30 in my Nissan Titan. Its what came in it from the factory so I stayed with it. Get it at WalMart for $22 in 5qt jugs.

    Chris

  4. #4
    Silver Member daman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    221
    Location
    Bad Axe,MI

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    The VPB (Valvoline Premium Blue)5w40 CJ-4 is a fine product rest assured, as are all the major brands (Delo, Delvac, Rotella,). They all meet/exceed the Cummins CES 20081 tests and will provide long lasting protection all year around and capible of extended oil change intervals.
    1975 FORD 4500 TLB(740/755)Industrial 201 ci Diesel 2236 original hrs.

  5. #5
    Super Star Member Diamondpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,637
    Location
    Daleville, IN
    Tractor
    Jinma 254/284 Ford 861 Powermaster at work

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    The VPB (Valvoline Premium Blue)5w40 CJ-4 is a fine product rest assured, as are all the major brands (Delo, Delvac, Rotella,). They all meet/exceed the Cummins CES 20081 tests and will provide long lasting protection all year around and capible of extended oil change intervals.
    How about Castrol Tection Extra? I change a lot of oil but do not know much about it to be honest. I just buy name brand stuff and never seem to have a issue. I just picked up 20 gallons at Auto Zone on sale for $7.99 a gallon. I have never used it but it meets SAE CJ-4.

    Castrol

    Castrol USA - Technical Data

    Chris

  6. #6
    Elite Member jonyyuma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,972
    Location
    35 miles North of Memphis,TN
    Tractor
    kubota L3000dt, ford 8n1952

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    I use Mobil Delvac in my Bota, and Mobile one in my Toyota 4 cylinder. I used Valvoline semi-synthetic in my older s-10 diesel for 14 years. That Isuzu diesel never did leak motor oil, and was clean as a pin inside the valve cover.Jy.
    Okay, Legal disclaimer: Old but not senile, definitely do not have the answer to everything!

  7. #7
    Veteran Member crashz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,024
    Location
    Eastern MA & Upstate NY
    Tractor
    John Deere 770, Bobcat 753

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    I've got Premium Blue in my tractor right now. Doesn't seem to use any oil, and seems to start a bit easier, but then again it always starts on the first revolution. I like it and if you can get a good deal on it, its probably worth it. However the only thing that really stands out above all the other synthetic 5w-40's is that its got a nice blue color when new. Mobil 1, Rotella, etc are probably just as good.
    I've had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it. ~ Groucho Marx

  8. #8
    Silver Member daman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    221
    Location
    Bad Axe,MI

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    How about Castrol Tection Extra? I change a lot of oil but do not know much about it to be honest. I just buy name brand stuff and never seem to have a issue. I just picked up 20 gallons at Auto Zone on sale for $7.99 a gallon. I have never used it but it meets SAE CJ-4.

    Castrol

    Castrol USA - Technical Data

    Chris
    T/E compares favorably to the "big three" also (Delo, Delvac, Rotella) and yes also meets/exceeds the Cummins CES 20081 tests. Castrol Tection Extra and Valvoline Premium Blue are another "sleeper oil" that doesn't get much respect, but should. These two (T/E and VPB) are the red-headed step kids of the HDEO world.

    stick with any name brand HDEO that meets currant API CJ-4,CI-4(getting hard to find now) spec and it'll be GOOD!!
    1975 FORD 4500 TLB(740/755)Industrial 201 ci Diesel 2236 original hrs.

  9. #9
    Super Star Member Diamondpilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    14,637
    Location
    Daleville, IN
    Tractor
    Jinma 254/284 Ford 861 Powermaster at work

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    T/E compares favorably to the "big three" also (Delo, Delvac, Rotella) and yes also meets/exceeds the Cummins CES 20081 tests. Castrol Tection Extra and Valvoline Premium Blue are another "sleeper oil" that doesn't get much respect, but should. These two (T/E and VPB) are the red-headed step kids of the HDEO world.

    stick with any name brand HDEO that meets currant API CJ-4,CI-4(getting hard to find now) spec and it'll be GOOD!!
    Thanks. I have always figured that using quality oil and filters was the cheapest best insurance you could buy for a piece of equipment.

    I am not brand loyal on oil. I have Valvoline, Shell, Exxon, Castrol, Pennzoil, ect all on the shelf right now. Well over 100 gallons. I just buy what is in stock for my needs and the best price at the time.

    When it was $7.50 a gallon I could not pass it up. I buy everything in gallons or 5qt jugs now days. Will never again mess with the QT containers.

    Chris

  10. #10
    Silver Member daman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    221
    Location
    Bad Axe,MI

    Default Re: Valvoline premium synthetic

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondpilot View Post
    Thanks. I have always figured that using quality oil and filters was the cheapest best insurance you could buy for a piece of equipment.

    I am not brand loyal on oil. I have Valvoline, Shell, Exxon, Castrol, Pennzoil, ect all on the shelf right now. Well over 100 gallons. I just buy what is in stock for my needs and the best price at the time.

    When it was $7.50 a gallon I could not pass it up. I buy everything in gallons or 5qt jugs now days. Will never again mess with the QT containers.

    Chris
    I do the same buy when on sale or on rollback from Walmart and in 5qt or gal jugs i too have a nice "stash" in the back room.
    1975 FORD 4500 TLB(740/755)Industrial 201 ci Diesel 2236 original hrs.

Page 1 of 8 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Kubota does "not recognize synthetic oil"
    By Peter in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 10-02-2010, 07:46 PM
  2. Advance Auto Sale Valvoline Full Synthetic
    By mrutkaus in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-07-2008, 07:07 PM
  3. Advance Auto Valvoline Synthetic Sale
    By mrutkaus in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-06-2007, 11:04 PM
  4. Valvoline Synthetic?
    By BrettW in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-24-2005, 10:35 PM
  5. Valvoline Premium Blue
    By Rusty in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-18-2005, 11:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.