That's too bad. Valvoline should really avoid any confusion and either label the bottles with LL-01 if it is, or not call it SynPower if it is not the same as the European one.
Pennzoil does it correctly with their European Formula qualification on the label.
Or, in the case of Castrol and their re-naming of their Syntec line, the Castro Edge with SPT in 0W30 and 5W40 is LL-01 approved whereas other Edge grades are not.
Not on BMW's list yet, but that might just be timing, or something to do with meeting the ACEA A3, B3 and B4 spec. as well.
But you might find this is a better price than Mobil 1 0W40 at Walmart.
Last edited by Supercourse; 11-16-2012 at 09:03 PM.