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Castrol Magnatec 5w30, 96 Civic #5405068 04/16/20 01:32 PM
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Yes for those of you who had a good laugh at me asking if Blackstone was open, yes, they are! lol.. thumbsup Just got my UOA back.This is (for me) an extended oil change. This one went 9 months and 5901 miles. Guess this proved to me that yes, these oils CAN go a long time and still work well. I was thinking I would see higher iron levels, nope. This looks like a really good UOA. Plus from what I've heard, Honda engines (of this generation) are easy on oil.

Post up what you think! Probably looks boring! lol.. But thought I'd share..

The oil filter is a Honda A01, been using the stash I built up. And for those that think I have 25k miles on this car, no, I had to replace the speedometer. Engine has about 120k miles on it (after a rebuild due to a honda mechanic messing up a timing belt change, walked the crank!)


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It doesn’t get much better than that. Great report.


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What additive is responsible for the Intelligent Molecules they advertise about it clinging to metal parts? Or is that just a shot of Group I in the formula that makes it stick and coat better?

Re: Castrol Magnatec 5w30, 96 Civic [Re: LoneRanger] #5405118 04/16/20 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
What additive is responsible for the Intelligent Molecules they advertise about it clinging to metal parts? Or is that just a shot of Group I in the formula that makes it stick and coat better?


The big magnet they ran all the Magnatec oil by before bottling. It polarizes the oil molecules to cling to metal parts when its used in the engine.

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Nice report. More impressed that you drive a '96 Civic in Michigan!


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Re: Castrol Magnatec 5w30, 96 Civic [Re: LoneRanger] #5405200 04/16/20 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
What additive is responsible for the Intelligent Molecules they advertise about it clinging to metal parts? Or is that just a shot of Group I in the formula that makes it stick and coat better?




It’s been talked about numerous times here and Shannow even posted about a discussion he had with someone about it that was very interesting. You must have missed all that?


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Re: Castrol Magnatec 5w30, 96 Civic [Re: PimTac] #5405868 04/17/20 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac



You must have missed all that?

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Thanks. Great report. Looks like a candidate for yearly/8 K OCI. I have the same oil. Going to run it a full year and what should be around 7.5 K in my 4 cylinder Honda without concern.

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Originally Posted by PimTac
It doesn’t get much better than that. Great report.


hey thanks pimtac for your input! Ya, I was thinking that it was "boring" not much to complain about! thumbsup

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Nice report. More impressed that you drive a '96 Civic in Michigan!


thanks! glad you're impressed, bet it's because I'm still battling the rust!

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Thanks. Great report. Looks like a candidate for yearly/8 K OCI. I have the same oil. Going to run it a full year and what should be around 7.5 K in my 4 cylinder Honda without concern.


ahh.. what year/make Honda do you have? and thanks for the comment, yeah I was definitely impressed! I was busy and actually forgot to change the oil, it's how we got here, by accident! But glad it happened, showed that the oil is doing a great job..

but.. theses were all highway miles, which would definitely help the oil get up to temp!

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I have a 2003 Honda Element with a 2.4L. Pretty easy on oil.

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That OCI of around 6,000 miles (10,000 km) is what I do, and I also take about 8 or 9 months getting there. So thank you for the report, very helpful.

You did well, 6ppm Iron in 6k miles is perfect. A retained TBN of 2.9 shows ample life left in the oil.

Nice work mate.


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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
What additive is responsible for the Intelligent Molecules they advertise about it clinging to metal parts? Or is that just a shot of Group I in the formula that makes it stick and coat better?

It is magic. Magnetech,,, if a uoa actually means anything shows consistent better than average results for most users. Who wants unintelligent molecules in their oil?


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The three oils that come to mind that have had exemplary used oil analysis reports from the outset are: Pennzoil Platinum when originally came out in grey bottles and has continued to provide excellent reports, Amsoil XL line of oils seemed to produce excellent reports especially when first came out which challenged “Pao snobs” like myself who still look down on group three oils, and this Castrol Magnatec seems to have produced excellent low metal wear in every report I have seen using this oil.


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Originally Posted by deoxy4
I have a 2003 Honda Element with a 2.4L. Pretty easy on oil.


ahh.. i think that's the k24 engine? yup same as mine, easy on oil.. be interesting to see your UOA as well!
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That OCI of around 6,000 miles (10,000 km) is what I do, and I also take about 8 or 9 months getting there. So thank you for the report, very helpful.

You did well, 6ppm Iron in 6k miles is perfect. A retained TBN of 2.9 shows ample life left in the oil.

Nice work mate.


hey SR5! nice to hear from ya, thanks for the congrats! cheers you're welcome, glad to help.. I did forget the rule of 1ppm of iron/1k miles was perfect! I really was locked in the old ways of 3-4 months/3-4k miles. This really showed me I can go a lot longer and not have to worry about any wear! It helps that I have an engine that's easy on oil, but I'm really impressed!

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The three oils that come to mind that have had exemplary used oil analysis reports from the outset are: Pennzoil Platinum when originally came out in grey bottles and has continued to provide excellent reports, Amsoil XL line of oils seemed to produce excellent reports especially when first came out which challenged “Pao snobs” like myself who still look down on group three oils, and this Castrol Magnatec seems to have produced excellent low metal wear in every report I have seen using this oil.


yeah I saw a couple of early reviews of the magnatec a couple years ago, thought I'd give it a try. But you're right it really does well in almost every engine it's used in. The only one I can saw it didn't do so well was a family member's 13 Nissan Rogue. That thing can shear any oil like a kid chewing bubble gum! lol.. I have that engine now on Edge instead, Both my scion and honda are using the magnatec and excellent, almost boring reports! That's how it should be!

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hey SR5! nice to hear from ya,

Good to see you too, I hope you are doing well.

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The only one I can saw it didn't do so well was a family member's 13 Nissan Rogue. That thing can shear any oil like a kid chewing bubble gum! lol.. I have that engine now on Edge instead,


Is that the 2.5L 4-cylinder petrol (gas) engine (QR25DE) in that Nissan Rogue?
I’ve just purchased a new (to me) 2013 Nissan X-Trail, which I believe is much the same car with the same engine.

Please tell me what works and doesn’t work in that engine. I noticed the OCI was 6 months & 6k miles, when most cars in Australia are 12 months and 9k miles. I didn’t know it was that hard on oil.


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