Product information

MaxLife Synthetic 5W-40

The first formulation with extra ingredients to extend engine life - Fully Synthetic motor oil revitalizes late-model high-kilometer engines, slowing the aging process.

With special additives such as advanced seal conditioners and cleaning agents, MaxLife engine oils revitalize critical parts to help engines run better longer. Voted ‘Product of the Year’ by Lubricant’s World*, MaxLife motor oil is endorsed by the leading independent European approval body TÜV Nord.

Approvals/Performance levels

- SAE 5w-40
- ACEA A3/B4-04

Suitable for use in applications where Volkswagen 502.00/505.00 or MB 229.1/229.3 are specified.


For petrol and diesel engines of passenger cars, delivery vans, light passenger buses, campers, utility trucks, etc.

Developed for use in late-model high-kilometer vehicles.

For cold weather conditions.

For cars with long-drain intervals.

Suitable for Direct Injected Diesel engines (Volkswagen DID test).

Features and Benefit

Exclusive Multi-LifeTM additives

Combat the 4 major causes of engine breakdown: leaks, deposits, sludge and friction.

Breakdown resistance

Advanced additives minimize oil breakdown and burn-off.

Oil consumption

Special seal conditioners help lower -- or even stop -- the high oil consumption of high-kilometer engines.

Multi purpose use

Synthetic formula suitable for variety of vehicles.

Deposit control

Extra cleaning agents reduce deposit formation in the combustion chamber.

Extended engine life

Special seal conditioners and cleaning agents revitalize critical areas in the engine to extend engine life.

 Wear protection

Unique friction modifiers provide superior protection at start-up, even under extreme conditions.



Health and Safety

This product is not likely to present any significant health or safety hazards when used correctly in the right application. A Material and Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is available on request via your local sales office or via the internet @


Protect the Environment

Take used oil to an authorized collection point. Do not discharge into drains, soil or water.


Typical Properties

Typical property characteristics are based on current production. Whilst future production will conform to Valvoline™ specifications, variations in these characteristics may occur.


MaxLife Synthetic motor oil


SAE Viscosity Grade


Viscosity, mm2/s @ 100 ºC.
ASTM D-445


Viscosity, mm2/s @ 40 ºC.
ASTM D-445


Viscosity Index ASTM D-2270


Viscosity, mPa.s –30ºC.
ASTM D-5293


TBN, mg KOH/g ASTM D-2896


Pour Point, ºC ASTM D-5950


Specific Gravity @ 15.6°C. ASTM D-4052


Flash Point, COC, ºC.



This information only applies to products manufactured in the following location(s): Europe

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