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Castrol MagnaTec #4453464
07/08/17 01:07 PM
07/08/17 01:07 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Is this oil everything Castrol states it is. or is it like a snake oil with Castrol badging?
I apologize if this has been horse on the forum board, but I was seriously thinking about buying some and trying it. I know I won't be able to tell if it REALLY IS doing anything to my internal engine parts, but I guess I would have to trust Castrol at what they state about it. shrug

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453474
07/08/17 01:17 PM
07/08/17 01:17 PM
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OH
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Well you can see if it makes your truck sound quieter. If it does then you can somewhat believe what they state. Many on here have reported excellent results backed by UOAs. Nice to see you back friend.

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453483
07/08/17 01:24 PM
07/08/17 01:24 PM
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MIchigan
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MIchigan
I've only used the semi-syn and the truck runs and drives soooooo smooth now. Best oil ever made.

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: SatinSilver] #4453498
07/08/17 01:39 PM
07/08/17 01:39 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Well you can see if it makes your truck sound quieter. If it does then you can somewhat believe what they state. Many on here have reported excellent results backed by UOAs. Nice to see you back friend.

Than You so much Sir! I am feeling A LOT better and am getting around a bit more. But I have only approached that hills peak. But, God is my answer to all of my problems.
Okay, next OCI, I think I will try it.
thumbsup USA

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453506
07/08/17 01:49 PM
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I ran it last winter and my truck was much quieter on start up then the previous winters running other oils. There are also some stellar UOA reports running Castrol GTX Magnatec

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453533
07/08/17 02:15 PM
07/08/17 02:15 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Katy, Republic of Texas
Seems to give great UOA and many say it quiets their engines.
Also cheap at Walmart (like $18 for a 5 qt jug).

I have some that I got from the Advance Auto clearance that I will be trying soon in the Scion. It does not make any noise, so no sure what to expect (if anything).


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453538
07/08/17 02:22 PM
07/08/17 02:22 PM
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I can also vouch for quieter cold weather starts and quieter at high RPMs in my Subaru Crosstrek.

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453542
07/08/17 02:24 PM
07/08/17 02:24 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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I wouldn't call it snake oil as much as just marketing. I am sure its a great oil.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: E150GT] #4453546
07/08/17 02:31 PM
07/08/17 02:31 PM
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Texas & Global
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That's right - a good product and they want more market share. Another day at the office ...


2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2013 Cruze LTZ - RS Turbo
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453561
07/08/17 02:54 PM
07/08/17 02:54 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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I scooped up a bunch of 5W20 from the AZ & AAP clearance sales, and as long as it's paired with a good quality filter (an XG2 on the 4.6)-it does seem to make startups quieter. I'm not familiar with the 4.2-does it have long timing chains like the Ford modular V8s?


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453582
07/08/17 03:31 PM
07/08/17 03:31 PM
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Washington, USA
Onug Offline
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Washington, USA
I just bought 30qts from Amazon and I'm looking forward to giving it a try. It's crazy cheap right now if you buy in th 5qt bottles. From what I've seen here it's great oil, especially in the direction injection, turbo motors.


2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453613
07/08/17 04:14 PM
07/08/17 04:14 PM
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I use all grades of it but I buy it because it is rock solid to 10k on my vehicles.
Other than that I don't really care about the advertising.

If I wanted to use the slickest and smoothest oil that would be Total Quartz 9000 Future.
Amazing smoothness in everything I tried it in. But these days I mostly only use CM...

Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453663
07/08/17 05:19 PM
07/08/17 05:19 PM
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Missouri
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Missouri
Good oil. I bought a bunch on clearance at AZ. I am running 0W20 in the Camry now. seems quiter.
The Escape with the Eco Boost will see 5W20 Magnatec soon.


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2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #4453716
07/08/17 06:18 PM
07/08/17 06:18 PM
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Down Under
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A good oil but with silly advertising.

By "intelligent molecules" read it as "polar molecules", this produces a net dipole at the oil molecule and makes it more attractive to metal surfaces, so it tends to stay on the metal and not drain away when the engine is off. Talking at the suface microscopic level here, not at the bulk oil level.

The 10W30 semi-synthetic ran very smooth in my car.


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Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Castrol MagnaTec [Re: bullwinkle] #4453735
07/08/17 06:43 PM
07/08/17 06:43 PM
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Cajun Country, La.
BlueOvalFitter Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I scooped up a bunch of 5W20 from the AZ & AAP clearance sales, and as long as it's paired with a good quality filter (an XG2 on the 4.6)-it does seem to make startups quieter. I'm not familiar with the 4.2-does it have long timing chains like the Ford modular V8s?

The 4.2 has a typical double roller timing chain.
Well, from all of these positive replies, it looks like my 4.2 V6 will be using Castrol Magnetec 5W30 or 10W30 next OCI, with a FU oil filter.
USA

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