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#4768482 - 05/26/18 07:11 AM Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week
Crashpuppy Offline


Registered: 05/25/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Greetings all,

For my first post, I thought I'd let Castrol fans know that new PDS's dated this week are up on the Castrol US website, at least for GTX Magnatec 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30. Aside from the news that all three now meet both D1G2 and the new SN Plus specs, the company has actually provided NOACK numbers:
0W-20 - 11.8
5W-20 - 9.7
5W-30 - 8.9 (not bad, even for GDI and T-GDI engines)

FWIW, I have been using GTX Magnatec in my port-injected '17 Elantra SE since I dumped the factory fill at 1,800 miles. Two runs of about 3,000 miles each (new car warranty requirements, you know), first on 5W-20 D1 and now on 5W-30 D1G2, with OEM filter. It has been very quiet and smooth on both, and overall gas mileage has been right in line with EPA estimates - no small accomplishment on our chronically clogged and torn up Pittsburgh area roads, which is basically all the car ever sees.

I'm really happy with it, and for the price for a 5 quart jug at Wally World, I think it's pretty hard to beat for a not-very-demanding, old-dirt driver who wants to use a modern full synthetic without having to tap the 401(k) to do it.

Enough rambling for a first-time BITOGer...

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#4768509 - 05/26/18 07:44 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
Danh Offline


Registered: 10/16/10
Posts: 1749
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Thanks for posting. First major brand 0w-20 I've seen that claims an HTHS over 2.7 (TDS says 2.75). Going the extra decimal point is interesting. Middling Noack but still looks like a good choice.

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#4768527 - 05/26/18 07:59 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10946
Loc: Idaho
GP III oils.
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#4768536 - 05/26/18 08:11 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
Bryanccfshr Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5716
Loc: Durango, Co
I have some 5w30 going in my Tacoma in a couple of weeks. The specification for the 10w30 is awesome too but it is currently unobtainable for a decent price. Maybe a new run will be hitting retailers.
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#4768606 - 05/26/18 10:07 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 344
Loc: Washington, USA
Anyone know if the oil formulation was changed or if the existing mix just passed the tests? I’ve got 30qts of the “full” synthetic 5W-30 in my garage and curious if it meets these latest standards.
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#4768639 - 05/26/18 10:51 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Onug]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1224
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: Onug
Anyone know if the oil formulation was changed or if the existing mix just passed the tests? I’ve got 30qts of the “full” synthetic 5W-30 in my garage and curious if it meets these latest standards.


I believe it should have changed, since Magnatec had high Ca and little or no Mg.
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#4768656 - 05/26/18 11:08 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: CT8]
wemay Online   happy


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8864
Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: CT8
GP III oils.


Not a surprise. It's priced below Edge.

Op, thanks for info. Good stuff.
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#4768675 - 05/26/18 11:28 AM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: 1JZ_E46]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 344
Loc: Washington, USA
Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Originally Posted By: Onug
Anyone know if the oil formulation was changed or if the existing mix just passed the tests? I’ve got 30qts of the “full” synthetic 5W-30 in my garage and curious if it meets these latest standards.


I believe it should have changed, since Magnatec had high Ca and little or no Mg.


I’m thinking the same thing. Guess we will have to wait for the first analysis with the new designation.
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#4768751 - 05/26/18 01:04 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2737
Loc: Wet side WA
When is Castrol going to get real rebates I have plenty of hats?
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#4768777 - 05/26/18 02:02 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Onug]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1224
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: Onug
Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Originally Posted By: Onug
Anyone know if the oil formulation was changed or if the existing mix just passed the tests? I’ve got 30qts of the “full” synthetic 5W-30 in my garage and curious if it meets these latest standards.


I believe it should have changed, since Magnatec had high Ca and little or no Mg.


I’m thinking the same thing. Guess we will have to wait for the first analysis with the new designation.


At the end of the day, the VOA doesn’t really matter. What matters is the d1g2 license and label on the bottle.
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#4768801 - 05/26/18 02:57 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: wemay]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17771
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: wemay
Originally Posted By: CT8
GP III oils.


Not a surprise. It's priced below Edge.

Op, thanks for info. Good stuff.


Is Castrol Edge better base stock than Group III?

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#4768839 - 05/26/18 04:04 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1884
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
First off, welcome !!! So what if Magnatec is a Grp 3 product? After seeing KJ Smiths’ UOAs on his Ecoboost truck taken at nearly 10k miles, I’d say this Grp 3 oil is just fine for our consumption. I’m using it in the wife’s EB Expedition. One thing about it though, it has a smell to it that makes it seem to be rich with additives. Any other Magnatec users notice that?
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#4768865 - 05/26/18 04:50 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
The_Nuke Offline


Registered: 07/21/13
Posts: 288
Loc: D/FW Metroplex
Any mention of magnets?

Their hokey displays at Walmart certainly use them to try to sell the product
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#4768924 - 05/26/18 06:21 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: double vanos]
wemay Online   happy


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8864
Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: double vanos
First off, welcome !!! So what if Magnatec is a Grp 3 product? After seeing KJ Smiths’ UOAs on his Ecoboost truck taken at nearly 10k miles, I’d say this Grp 3 oil is just fine for our consumption. I’m using it in the wife’s EB Expedition. One thing about it though, it has a smell to it that makes it seem to be rich with additives. Any other Magnatec users notice that?


Agreed
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#4768934 - 05/26/18 06:46 PM Re: Castrol Magnatec (US) - updated PDS out this week [Re: Crashpuppy]
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Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4462
Loc: Down Under
Welcome !!!
Castrol Magnatec is one of the best bang-for-your-buck oils out there.
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