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Old 04-22-2015, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Castrol Magnatec Engine Oil - Has anyone here tried it?

My local Walmarts just got this a few weeks back.

Apparently, this oil has some sort of properties that make it cling to the engine more than other oil so not all of it drains back into the pan. So, with that in mind has anyone here tried using it? I imagine that if someone's using it and wants to then clean out the engine they'd need to switch to a non-Magnatec oil for one or two quick changes, but beside that I don't see a reason to not at least try the oil. If it works as advertised and is coupled with an oil pan heater as I'm sure many Ecomodders have and it should reduce engine wear by a large percentage.


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Old 04-22-2015, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hype is hype...whether it comes in a green bottle, black bottle, blue bottle or yellow bottle.

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Old 04-22-2015, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I plan to use it when I run out of free oil changes. There was somebody on here who had a good experience with it... The price is right... And it is, at least, a better-than-average oil b/c it's Dexos-certified. I'll get a UOA on it eventually, out of curiosity.

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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Hype is hype...whether it comes in a green bottle, black bottle, blue bottle or yellow bottle.

"A good synethetic is good enough".


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I'm thinking of switching over to 0w16 Honda Green oil when I run out of Mobile 1, though this looks interesting and it's priced competitively with Mobile 1 0w20.
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I use it and swear by it. My Jeep is only used a few times a year and even after a month of sitting there's no tappet noise on start up. On Mobil 1 the tappets would make noise after a day of two of sitting. On daily driven cars I stick to Mobil 1 or similar, because Magnatec fully synthetic isn't available here.


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