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Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? #4712741
03/31/18 09:24 PM
03/31/18 09:24 PM
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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Just got some magnatec syn blend, which i tought it was a full syn??? Anyway, it should be fine for my cruze 1.8, any tought or experience with this oil?

Thanks!


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712748
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Originally Posted By: wolf_06
Anyway, it should be fine for my cruze 1.8, any thought or experience with this oil?


Non-turbo engine?


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Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712752
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Magnatec has resulted in some stellar UOAs in turbo engines. Use with confidence.


2011 F-150 Ecoboost
2012 Focus S
2001 Taurus
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712755
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I use the full synthetic. Many folks on this site actually prefer the syn blend.


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
*regular Wix oil filters for all
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: Linctex] #4712762
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Atlantic, Canada
wolf_06 Offline OP
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Yes, the non-turbo.


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4712764
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
I use the full synthetic. Many folks on this site actually prefer the syn blend.
yeah I actually couldn't find the full syn here in Canada, only the blend at Napa.


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: volk06] #4712770
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wolf_06 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: volk06
Magnatec has resulted in some stellar UOAs in turbo engines. Use with confidence.

Yeah I checked some reviews on Amazon and I was impressed with the positive reviews.


2011 Chevy Cruze 1.8L 6AT
Castrol Magnatec syn blend 5w30, NAPA filter.
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712781
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I had some in my escalade and it worked fine. I have some in my GMC right now but only got 300 miles on the oil. I’m not worried about it at all. I think it will be just fine in your car per the OLM


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712796
03/31/18 10:37 PM
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Mahzurrah!
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Great stuff! I am running the full syn now but ran the syn blend many times, no perceptible difference it's all good. I would be willing to push the full syn a little farther is about all, but ran the blend 8k without the slightest concern.


09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 98k - M1 AFE 0w30
12 KIA Sedona 92k - 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: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712801
03/31/18 10:41 PM
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The Magnatec 5w30 syn blend is old stock. They changed it to full syn when d1g2 came along.

But since you have the 1.8 non-turbo, it should be fine smile

Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712838
03/31/18 11:46 PM
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That Magnatec 5W30 synblend is well respected, member KJSmith has posted some excellent UOAs from his twin-turbo Ecoboost on that synblend.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3940342/
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4118200/

It's a great oil, old or new formula.


Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06] #4712856
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Though its base oil is not good enough,I think it will be fine for your car according to some uoas here. eek


2016 Mazda Axela1.5,with factory oil/Amsoil XL0W20/Castrol Edge ep5w20/Total 9000future 0w20,and TOYO /WIX57002/MANN W6018 filters.

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