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#4712741 - 03/31/18 09:24 PM Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion?
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
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!
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#4712748 - 03/31/18 09:38 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
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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#4712752 - 03/31/18 09:40 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4917
Loc: Midwest
Magnatec has resulted in some stellar UOAs in turbo engines. Use with confidence.
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#4712755 - 03/31/18 09:41 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 03/18/18
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Loc: Mississippi
I use the full synthetic. Many folks on this site actually prefer the syn blend.
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#4712762 - 03/31/18 09:54 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: Linctex]
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
Yes, the non-turbo.
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#4712764 - 03/31/18 09:56 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: TheLawnRanger]
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
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.
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#4712770 - 03/31/18 10:00 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: volk06]
wolf_06 Offline


Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 493
Loc: Atlantic, Canada
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.
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#4712781 - 03/31/18 10:08 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2067
Loc: socal
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. Iím not worried about it at all. I think it will be just fine in your car per the OLM
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#4712796 - 03/31/18 10:37 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 7024
Loc: Mahzurrah!
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.
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#4712801 - 03/31/18 10:41 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6392
Loc: USA
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

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#4712838 - 03/31/18 11:46 PM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4529
Loc: Down Under
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.
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#4712856 - 04/01/18 12:46 AM Re: Castrol magnatec 5w30 syn blend, opinion? [Re: wolf_06]
zhang Offline


Registered: 03/22/18
Posts: 13
Loc: Guangdong,China
Though its base oil is not good enough,I think it will be fine for your car according to some uoas here. eek
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