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#4479927 - 08/05/17 01:17 PM Castrol Magnatec 10w40
Matt97 Offline


Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 61
Loc: South Africa
Hi all.
Any views on Castrol Magnatec 10w40 ?
Pro's and con's?

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#4479968 - 08/05/17 02:13 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
I don't think we can get it in the USA
But if it comes over I'd buy it.

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#4480069 - 08/05/17 04:29 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7598
Loc: New York
There are very few vehicles which require a 10W40 so it isn't marketed in America.
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#4480071 - 08/05/17 04:35 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4460
Loc: Down Under
We have had Magnatec 10W40 in Australia for decades. It's very common and used by many people here. It's a semi-synthetic that is rated API SN and Euro ACEA A3/B4.

Being A3/B4 means it's a high SAPS and high TBN ( > 10) oil which is good if you are using low quality fuel with high sulphur.

As a 40 grade oil, I think it sits where it is priced and marketed, above the mineral GTX 15W40 but below the full synthetic Edge 0W40.
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#4480257 - 08/05/17 09:19 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2187
Loc: Malaysia
It's the best seller in 10W40 category here in Malaysia, use it with confidence.

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#4480340 - 08/05/17 11:17 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5511
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Has Castrol made a bad oil in the last 30 years ... I don't think so smile
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#4480378 - 08/06/17 01:18 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
Matt97 Offline


Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 61
Loc: South Africa
South Africa still runs on Euro 2 fuel standard .Diesel is 50ppm sulphur ,probably why Magnatec is so popular here .

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#4480379 - 08/06/17 01:22 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
Matt97 Offline


Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 61
Loc: South Africa
I'm currently using it in a older vehicle that calls for 20w50 .Noticible difference in engine smoothness ,however i think the "magnetic particles" has everyone fooled into thinking its a good oil rather than the oil quality itself.

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#4480400 - 08/06/17 03:01 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
SR5 Offline


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Posts: 4460
Loc: Down Under
Are you saying you are finding the Magnatec 10W40 smoother than the conventional 20W50 ?

That wouldn't surprise me, as I do find Magnatec a smooth oil. Those "magnetic" or "intelligent" molecules are just silly marketing terms for what is fundamentally good oil chemistry. A polar molecule is used in the oil that clings to the metal surface and resists drain back (at the microscopic level) when the engine is off.

Lots of South Africians in Australia, they fit in well here. They know how to spell sulphur correctly ( no f ) and are thrifty with their pennies. Magnatec is a great value for money oil. I use it myself.
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#4480778 - 08/06/17 12:54 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: SR5]
Matt97 Offline


Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 61
Loc: South Africa
Definetly smoother running on motor , even runs cooler meaning the oil is transfering the heat well .

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#4481033 - 08/06/17 05:15 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4460
Loc: Down Under
It's a good oil and if you can find it at a good price keep using it. I think it's better made than most old school 20W50 oils which can be API SG or something. The best modern 20W50 around me is the semi-synthic Valvoline MaxLife, but I would still prefer the Magnatec 10W40 if my car ran fine on the 40 grade and if it didn't show excessive consumption.

I spent a bit of time in Jo'burg and Cape Town for work. Very welcoming people, lots of steak and beer every night.
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#4481243 - 08/06/17 08:56 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec 10w40 [Re: Matt97]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2187
Loc: Malaysia
Originally Posted By: Matt97
Definetly smoother running on motor , even runs cooler meaning the oil is transfering the heat well .


........ or this Magnatec is generating reduced heat under identical operating conditions, never mind it's increased drag from xW40 ?


Edited by zeng (08/06/17 08:57 PM)

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