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Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi #4650933
01/30/18 10:25 AM
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Any comments on this oil ? Price seems to be good .

Says it is full synthetic with Dexos license .

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-M...0SP0D6gc1NtE9F+



Wyr
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Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4650973
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Not sure if it is the best oil, but apparently it is the smartest oil on the shelf. It features those "intelligent molecules". LOL!!


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4650992
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Great oil. Iíve used it, and many others have. Itís probably the best deal for synthetic right now.

Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651012
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Thatís what I have in the Santa Fe at the moment. Nothing bad to report. Itís a good deal lately. I would use it again if I didnít already have a bunch of Pennzoil Platinum in the garage.


2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited 41k
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x 18k
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651026
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Castrol GTX Magnatec is a good oil. I have used it couple of times. 17.88 for 5QT jug is a good price.
Pennzoil is coming with a deal starting 1st Feb. $10 MIR on 5QT jug. Walmart normally has the best price on Penn Platinum. $10 MIR will make it cheaper than Castrol GTX Magnatec.


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Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651056
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Current Fill in my Rogue

This oil has been gabbed about all over this forum. The Semi syn showed stellar wear #s on for turbo engine(s) - if that means anything to you. The Synthetic IIRC has been AVERAGE.

My experience was (on the picky qr25DE Nissan motor):
The Semi syn Magnetec was a superb fair-weather oil, but the synthetic did NOT allow my engine to make high rpm ppower/torque for whatever reason (likely high shear, low-ish viscosity.

The best oil for warm season Ive run ( last summer) is 10w30 QSUD NON DEXOS - - BY FAR!

I will not run Maggy Syn again - until I forget I said that in the distant future smile

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 01/30/18 12:26 PM.

2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651061
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Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
Any comments on this oil ? Price seems to be good .

Says it is full synthetic with Dexos license .


Remember "FULL Synthetic" does not mean synthetic, it means majority group III - which is dino!


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: BKTX] #4651077
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Originally Posted By: BKTX

Pennzoil is coming with a deal starting 1st Feb. $10 MIR on 5QT jug. Walmart normally has the best price on Penn Platinum. $10 MIR will make it cheaper than Castrol GTX Magnatec.


Where did you get this info? I didn't see anything online. That would be a great deal.

Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: Matagonka] #4651090
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Originally Posted By: Matagonka
Originally Posted By: BKTX

Pennzoil is coming with a deal starting 1st Feb. $10 MIR on 5QT jug. Walmart normally has the best price on Penn Platinum. $10 MIR will make it cheaper than Castrol GTX Magnatec.
Where did you get this info? I didn't see anything online. That would be a great deal.
Do not buy Pennz before Feb. 1, 2018. http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions...XRpb25hbDE4Lw== so you can take advantage of the rebate.

Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651123
01/30/18 01:39 PM
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Got it on Black Friday at O'Reilly for about $10 / 5qt after rebate, finally found a way to use up those rebate gift card from the past. 5w20 synthetic huh? I guess I'll use it in place of 0w20 in warm climate.


"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4651147
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Remember "FULL Synthetic" does not mean synthetic, it means majority group III - which is dino!


Do you prefer a Group IV API SH or a Group III Dexos1 Gen2?


"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: oil_film_movies] #4651181
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Originally Posted By: Matagonka
Originally Posted By: BKTX

Pennzoil is coming with a deal starting 1st Feb. $10 MIR on 5QT jug. Walmart normally has the best price on Penn Platinum. $10 MIR will make it cheaper than Castrol GTX Magnatec.
Where did you get this info? I didn't see anything online. That would be a great deal.
Do not buy Pennz before Feb. 1, 2018. http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions...XRpb25hbDE4Lw== so you can take advantage of the rebate.



All I see is save $10 when you bring it in for an oil change at participating locations. Nothing for DIYs.

Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: Matagonka] #4651194
01/30/18 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Matagonka
All I see is save $10 when you bring it in for an oil change at participating locations. Nothing for DIYs.

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions/do-it-yourself-oil-change/promotion-9.html might be a better link, without the frame-session info in the URL.
Note Pennzoil doesn't have a link on their promotions page to the upcoming Feb. 1 promotion yet, but it exists as a web page right now.

Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4651200
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Current Fill in my Rogue

This oil has been gabbed about all over this forum. The Semi syn showed stellar wear #s on for turbo engine(s) - if that means anything to you. The Synthetic IIRC has been AVERAGE.

My experience was (on the picky qr25DE Nissan motor):
The Semi syn Magnetec was a superb fair-weather oil, but the synthetic did NOT allow my engine to make high rpm ppower/torque for whatever reason (likely high shear, low-ish viscosity.

The best oil for warm season Ive run ( last summer) is 10w30 QSUD NON DEXOS - - BY FAR!

I will not run Maggy Syn again - until I forget I said that in the distant future smile


The QR25DE is a picky engine? Please explain that. And perhaps define picky.

If you were unable to get proper power out of the engine, I think you may have had other issues.

Last edited by TheOilWizard; 01/30/18 03:12 PM.
Re: Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oi [Re: WyrTwister] #4651335
01/30/18 04:52 PM
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Magnetech is one of the best value for oils on the market these days. I have used it forthe past 3 years on my Ford pickup and my daughters 2010 Focus in fact I just changed it out ta Christmas and with a 9,000 something oils chnge interval the oil was barely below the full mark on the dip stick.


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