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PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? #4760488
05/17/18 11:23 PM
05/17/18 11:23 PM
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Carmi, IL
askoop Offline OP
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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.

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760491
05/17/18 11:28 PM
05/17/18 11:28 PM
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I'm sure either would be great. I have PP in my 5.3 now...no complaints.


"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760496
05/17/18 11:43 PM
05/17/18 11:43 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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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,

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 05/17/18 11:44 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760499
05/17/18 11:52 PM
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It really doesn't matter. PP only because I am a Pennzoil fan.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760500
05/18/18 12:03 AM
05/18/18 12:03 AM
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Washington
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Washington
Id use pp


12 cruze rs 1.4t 6spd pp 5w30 tuned on 22psi
13 equinox 2.4 awd pp 5w30
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760503
05/18/18 12:12 AM
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Idaho
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You will never notice a difference during the ownership of your vehicle


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760508
05/18/18 12:38 AM
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SF BAY AREA, CA
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Magnatec


2010 Ford Escape FWD 2.5 ~90K Miles
Currently: Royal Purple 5W-30, Wix 51348
I prefer Royal Purple, Valvoline, Castrol, and O'Reilly oils.
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: dave1251] #4760537
05/18/18 03:57 AM
05/18/18 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
It really doesn't matter. PP only because I am a Pennzoil fan.


Same here.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760597
05/18/18 06:36 AM
05/18/18 06:36 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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PP


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760625
05/18/18 07:14 AM
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Somewhere in time
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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.


2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 157k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760633
05/18/18 07:23 AM
05/18/18 07:23 AM
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Use whichever oil is less expensive


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: barkingspider] #4760655
05/18/18 07:49 AM
05/18/18 07:49 AM
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The Old North State
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Originally Posted By: barkingspider
Use whichever oil is less expensive
+1

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


2010 Volvo V70-3.2
Current Fill:Castrol Magnatec 5w-30
2018 Subaru Forester, 0w-20 Subaru oil
2001 Chevrolet Prism:Castrol Magnatec 5w-30

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: Imp4] #4760715
05/18/18 08:43 AM
05/18/18 08:43 AM
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Tennessee
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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

Re: PP or Magnatec for 09 5.3? [Re: askoop] #4760761
05/18/18 09:07 AM
05/18/18 09:07 AM
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Wet side WA
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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.


2004 Corolla 125400
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
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