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Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? #4556346
10/27/17 02:50 PM
10/27/17 02:50 PM
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Anyone else a Magnatec user and have found that it's hard to come my nowadays? The local Advance Autos, Autozones and Walmarts all have next to no stock. And some don't even mention 0w-20 on their websites anymore. What gives? Is it being phased out for something else?

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556349
10/27/17 02:54 PM
10/27/17 02:54 PM
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Cincinnati
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There are 5 qt jugs all over Amazon.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 263k
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556354
10/27/17 02:57 PM
10/27/17 02:57 PM
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Lima, Ohio, USA
earlyre Online sleepy
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I buy most of my oil at Meijer (largely b/c i work there), and they stopped carrying castrol all together a while back... so yes, very hard to come by for me...


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556365
10/27/17 03:05 PM
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Orlando, FL
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My Walmart is always stocked.

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556377
10/27/17 03:16 PM
10/27/17 03:16 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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I have a decent sized non-branded auto parts store (Run by a family) and they always have it on the shelf. If anyone is not going to be able to get something Canada is always on that list first... shrug


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556382
10/27/17 03:21 PM
10/27/17 03:21 PM
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The Old North State
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0w20 Magnatec currently indicating OOS at all WMs within 50 miles of this area.

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556455
10/27/17 05:35 PM
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No its still on the Walmart site online but it isn't 15.99 anymore now its a sponsored product and 19.88. But seriously does your car know its 0w vs 5w?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-MAGNATEC-5W-20-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-5-QT/44580673

This is why you have a stash it will be back on Rollback in November

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 10/27/17 05:37 PM.

2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556460
10/27/17 05:41 PM
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Up until this week Walmart by me has only had Magnatec 5W-20 in 5 quart jugs. They did have 5W-30 in quart bottles though. However as of this week they are stocking Magnatec 5W-30 in 5 quart jugs. However I've been able to purchase Mobil 1 5W-30 with MIR for $11.00 for a 5 quart jug, which I've always received grin. I'll wait until their Spring rebate to purchase more Mobil 1 5W-30.

Whimsey

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556650
10/27/17 08:12 PM
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Iíve only seen it in the wild at Walmart....but I ordered mine from Amazon.


2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556709
10/27/17 09:37 PM
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Interesting.... I've been to the nearby Walmart twice in the past two weeks looking to get this in 5W-20 (or 0W-20) but none's been available. The website says the store has it though. One time I got the auto-repair folks to check "in the back" but none was available. They told me they should get more on Tuesday. I went back later, still none. They do have 5W-30 in 5qt and also some in 1qt but I'm not interested in those. I then just decided to order it through the website for store pick-up on a Saturday. By Tuesday, it still wasn't ready for pick-up so I called. The lady that answered had been looking and looking for my oil and got the auto-repair guys to help look to, to no avail. She said she'd get it from another store in a few days or they should get a stock shipment soon too - whichever shows up first, they'll set it aside for me. It's now Friday and still nothing !

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: hallstevenson] #4556710
10/27/17 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: hallstevenson
Interesting.... I've been to the nearby Walmart twice in the past two weeks looking to get this in 5W-20 (or 0W-20) but none's been available. The website says the store has it though. One time I got the auto-repair folks to check "in the back" but none was available. They told me they should get more on Tuesday. I went back later, still none. They do have 5W-30 in 5qt and also some in 1qt but I'm not interested in those. I then just decided to order it through the website for store pick-up on a Saturday. By Tuesday, it still wasn't ready for pick-up so I called. The lady that answered had been looking and looking for my oil and got the auto-repair guys to help look to, to no avail. She said she'd get it from another store in a few days or they should get a stock shipment soon too - whichever shows up first, they'll set it aside for me. It's now Friday and still nothing !


Much easier to order online and have it shipped or held at your local store for PU.


2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556733
10/27/17 10:25 PM
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The shelf in my garage is still stocked just fine. smile

I noticed when a new Walmart opened near my house, they had no Magnatec, but the other stores still had it. I have not looked lately to see what is around.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4556973
10/28/17 09:36 AM
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Mahzurrah!
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There are spots for it at my Wally's but in stock has been spotty, presumably since it sells so well. They always have 5w20, I grab a jug of 5w30 when it's there but I don't think there is even a spot for 0w20 anymore. The main stream oil buying public is not at all like BITOG'ers and with 5w20 always in stock that tells me 0w20 was probably not moving well at all.

At Wally's it's move or hit the road.


09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 97k - M1 AFE 0w30
12 KIA Sedona 91k - PP HM 10w30
09 Ford Focus 131k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
00 Chev Lumina 201k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee gone but not forgotten.
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: KCJeep] #4557262
10/28/17 01:24 PM
10/28/17 01:24 PM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: KCJeep
There are spots for it at my Wally's but in stock has been spotty, presumably since it sells so well. They always have 5w20, I grab a jug of 5w30 when it's there but I don't think there is even a spot for 0w20 anymore. The main stream oil buying public is not at all like BITOG'ers and with 5w20 always in stock that tells me 0w20 was probably not moving well at all.

At Wally's it's move or hit the road.


Still waiting for a real Rollback on that Mobil 1 annual protection price as is its a joke! too many good full synthetics that will go a year or near a year.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 10/28/17 01:24 PM.

2004 Corolla 124770
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Is Castrol GTX Magnatec syn getting hard to find? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4557273
10/28/17 01:40 PM
10/28/17 01:40 PM
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Texas
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Heard they will have to phase it out due to cost of giant vibration equipment used to get molecules un clung from processing equipment wink

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