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    Default Nex Gen Valvoline Oil

    So has anyone heard of this new recycled oil from Valovline? I've seen two commercials on it. It says it meets the standard of asi and all that. Whats everyones take on this? I just find it tough to believe this could be decent oil.

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    Not sure about the Valvoline brand (it's all I use is MaxLife by Valvoline) but the recycled oil is good oil.

    Last company my wife worked for, Como Lube and Supply, has thier own plant just for recycling used motor oil.

    So far, I've only used some for bar oil in my chain saw It was some of the first batch, as they were setting up the rifnery building.

    Not sure how they do it, but I can't see any big company like Valvoline selling something that's not up to the task.


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    I thought maybe the website may help some.

    http://nextgen.valvoline.com/

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    I sell that stuff and I honestly never recommend it. I won't recommend it until I've seen all of the data on it (viscosity at different temperatures, pour point, and wear tests). I don't believe that the API (American Petroleum Institute) is willing to certify a 100% recycled oil (Valvoline NextGen is 50%), which leads me to believe that it is of poorer quality. Although, then again, the API is quite the corrupt organization. I'll stick to my Amsoil!

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    I would definitely not ever buy it. Not even for the jeep. Something is just off and does not sound right when using recycled oil.

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    API standards are garbage compared to european and private testing labs.

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    So I just found out that I can try the stuff for free since we sell it (it's $15 for a 5 quart jug for me, and Valvoline is offering a $20 rebate), so I will give it a try on a vehicle i don't care about and get an analysis done to let everyone know.

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    That sounds like a great idea. Make sure to do a before and after test with the different oils though just so its kind of scientific.

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    we used recylced oil for every locomotive that we serviced when i worked on them. the oil is not bad, though it is dark. it is filtered, heated to remove water, then detegents are added. basically the same refining process as new. and yes i would use it in mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19delta View Post
    we used recylced oil for every locomotive that we serviced when i worked on them. the oil is not bad, though it is dark. it is filtered, heated to remove water, then detegents are added. basically the same refining process as new. and yes i would use it in mine
    do you understand ZDDP? iron content? heat saturation? mineral breakdown from extended heat soak? theres no way id run that crap in my lawnmower.

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