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#4760488 - 05/17/18 11:23 PM PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3?
askoop Offline


Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 118
Loc: Carmi, IL
Just picked up a 2009 suburban with the 5.3L engine, 85K miles. Between Pennzoil Platinum and Castrol Magnatec, both in 5w30, which would you choose? Looking at these 2 because I can subscribe on amazon and get great prices on them and never have to try and track them down come time to change the oil. I'll be using a Napa gold oil filter. undecided on OCI at this time, but will likely be 5,000-7,500 miles which is about every 6 months. driving is about 50/50 city/hwy.

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#4760491 - 05/17/18 11:28 PM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1784
Loc: SD
I'm sure either would be great. I have PP in my 5.3 now...no complaints.
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#4760496 - 05/17/18 11:43 PM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 2069
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Ok. Here we go again. I might recommend you search AFM and do a bit of reading. This is not the vehicle to try get super long OCIís. May I suggest 5,000 miles with a Dexos approved 5W30 oil, Pennzoil Platinum is, amd maybe Magnatic,


Edited by Snagglefoot (05/17/18 11:44 PM)

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#4760499 - 05/17/18 11:52 PM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8710
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
It really doesn't matter. PP only because I am a Pennzoil fan.
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#4760500 - 05/18/18 12:03 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
Dylan1303 Offline


Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 232
Loc: Washington
Id use pp
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#4760503 - 05/18/18 12:12 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11486
Loc: Idaho
You will never notice a difference during the ownership of your vehicle
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#4760508 - 05/18/18 12:38 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 812
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Magnatec
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#4760537 - 05/18/18 03:57 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: dave1251]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30157
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: dave1251
It really doesn't matter. PP only because I am a Pennzoil fan.


Same here.
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#4760597 - 05/18/18 06:36 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18441
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
PP
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#4760625 - 05/18/18 07:14 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
Imp4 Offline


Registered: 04/06/18
Posts: 337
Loc: Somewhere in time
Well, the reality is that you, as an automotive consumer, will never experience any difference in using these two products.

Not in engine wear, not in gas mileage, not in oil longevity in the sump, not in cold start characteristics, not in high heat performance.

Why not?

Because the typical automotive consumer doesn't experience the high heat, high load, extended duty cycle situations which are required to measure a discernable difference.

As a result, you are left to peruse the marketing materials provided by the OEM, which are specifically written to be non-specific.

Given that, what is a consumer to do?
Read your owners manual, follow the recommendation for specification, viscosity, and change interval.

If you're feeling the itch to deviate from the OEM spec, then go with an SN+ oil once it's available here in a few short weeks.

That's it.

Nothing more.
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#4760633 - 05/18/18 07:23 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
barkingspider Offline


Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2077
Loc: socal
Use whichever oil is less expensive
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#4760655 - 05/18/18 07:49 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: barkingspider]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12401
Loc: The Old North State
Originally Posted By: barkingspider
Use whichever oil is less expensive
+1

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#4760663 - 05/18/18 07:57 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: Imp4]
TTK Offline


Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 570
Loc: TN
Originally Posted By: Imp4
Well, the reality is that you, as an automotive consumer, will never experience any difference in using these two products.

Not in engine wear, not in gas mileage, not in oil longevity in the sump, not in cold start characteristics, not in high heat performance.

Why not?

Because the typical automotive consumer doesn't experience the high heat, high load, extended duty cycle situations which are required to measure a discernable difference.

As a result, you are left to peruse the marketing materials provided by the OEM, which are specifically written to be non-specific.

Given that, what is a consumer to do?
Read your owners manual, follow the recommendation for specification, viscosity, and change interval.

If you're feeling the itch to deviate from the OEM spec, then go with an SN+ oil once it's available here in a few short weeks.

That's it.

Nothing more.

What a sobering thought. Great post.
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Current Fill:Castrol Magnatec 5w-30
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#4760715 - 05/18/18 08:43 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: Imp4]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2975
Loc: california
Originally Posted By: Imp4
Well, the reality is that you, as an automotive consumer, will never experience any difference in using these two products.

Not in engine wear, not in gas mileage, not in oil longevity in the sump, not in cold start characteristics, not in high heat performance.

Why not?

Because the typical automotive consumer doesn't experience the high heat, high load, extended duty cycle situations which are required to measure a discernable difference.

As a result, you are left to peruse the marketing materials provided by the OEM, which are specifically written to be non-specific.

Given that, what is a consumer to do?
Read your owners manual, follow the recommendation for specification, viscosity, and change interval.

If you're feeling the itch to deviate from the OEM spec, then go with an SN+ oil once it's available here in a few short weeks.

That's it.

Nothing more.


No need to wait. Go to "when will it be on shelves."

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/education/know-your-oil/what-you-need-to-know-about-api-sn-plus.html

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#4760761 - 05/18/18 09:07 AM Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 3010
Loc: Wet side WA
Well it depends Castrol's rebates are equivalent to what your neighbors dog deposits on your lawn but their oil is several $$ cheaper if they aren't on sale. However if PP is on sale with a rebate they are the hands down winner.
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