ONLY Castrol GTX MAGNATEC IS UNIQUELY FORMULATED TO PROVIDE INSTANT PROTECTION FROM THE MOMENT YOU START. Did you know testing confirms that up to 75% of engine wear occurs during the first 20 minutes of warm up?* When your engine stops, oil drains off critical engine parts, but the intelligent...
- Brand: Castrol
- Model: 03057
- Item Weight: 9.2 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 4.6 x 12 inches
- Item model number: 3057
- Manufacturer Part Number: 03057C
- Cover Included: Motor Oil
If you read the data sheets on this, it is comprised of groups 1 2 and 3 oils. Those are all conventional!! Castrol was the first to make fake synthetics. Mobil 1 sued them, however the courts said its fine to market any oil as synthetic. They of course don't care about Americans. Then if you go on Castrols website. They recommend 3000 mile oil change intervals with this. Thats a whole lot less than Mobil 1, which rates super synthetic at 7500, M1 at 10k then ep and ap 15k and 20k.Any oil with the API seal is good for 3000 miles!! You can just go with the cheapest Walmart supertech.I am not some Mobil 1 super fan, however if you read Valvoline, Pennzoil, Castrol oils web pages, they all recommend 3000 mile oil changes!! If their oil is so great, why doesn't it last?I bought this oil because it was cheaper than Mobil 1, but after doing some research won't buy again.
I own a 2013 Sonata (purchased new)with around 106,000 miles now. I have used this oil in the car every change. I change my oil every 5000 miles. I get the oil tested every couple oil changes. I will post a copy of a report from around 90k For you to look at for yourself but the last of the report says it best "This engine is wearing better than most of its kind. Fuel dilution is harmless at just a trace, and a TBN of 4.7 is good and strong.Try 7,000 miles for the next run."
Purchased several 5W30 5 quart bottles since it was advertised as full synthetic only to learn that MSDS clearly states up to 75% is "highly refined oil" further research of the base oils listed in the MSDS published by company that the base oil also contains Group 1 & Group 2 oils. I also froze oil in my freezer overnight and it gelled up far more than Quaker State full synthetic and Pennzoil indicating the oil is not a good oil for my winter application. Contacted company directly and they stated it is "acceptable marketing practice" .
It's hard to review oil without access to the lab test results. I mean you put it in the engine of your car and your car still works, great. Not much to review. You'd have to set up two identical cars with different oils and run them for 100,000 miles to do a proper test at home without specialty test equipment. So for my review I'm going to focus on what those certifications on the bottle actually mean, because not all oils have the same certifications.Demystifying oil certificationsA long time ago people had low standards for oil. Engines were simple, a coke was ten cents. Now oil is expected to help you get great mileage, work with crazy direct injection turbo engines, run E85 ethanol, not damage your emissions system, and keep your engine from wearing out. To do all this your oil is less about the oil itself and more about the additives package it is mixed with. Slipperyness enhancers, wear reducers, seal conditioners, and a whole lot more.Dexos 1 Gen 2General Motors went out and made their own proprietary standard, and then they charge oil makers $0.36 / gallon to put the label on. Some oil makers have balked at the price and aren't paying. Amazon I guess decided that you care about it and paid up. What is interesting is that GM chairs the committee that did GF-5 (see below) and made their own standard so it would be more strict. So if oil has Dexos 1 Gen 2 it meets stricter standards than GF-5, but other oil might meet those standards too and just choose not to pay GM to say they do.GF-5 (better than GF-4, GF-3, GF-2, GF-1)October 2010. Improved high temperature deposit protection for pistons and turbochargers, better sludge control, improved fuel economy, enhanced emission control system compatibility, seal compatibility, rust protection, and protection of engines operating on ethanol-containing fuels up to E85. Pretty much anybody that meets GF-5 will say they do, the license is cheap.For GF-5:API service category SN (better than SA, SB, ..., SM)Has to meet cam wear, engine sludge, viscosity increases at temperature, bearing wear, aged oil low temp, rust, evaporative loss, sheer viscosity, flow reduction, phosphorus min, phosphorus max, sulpher max, foaming tendancy, high temperature foaming tendancy, high temperature deposits max,API service category SN Plus (New in Nov 2017)This is the same as SN but adds protection against low speed pre-ignition for direct injection gasoline engines. Again, oil that meets this will likely be labeled with it.SN Resource ConservingTested to stand up E85 use (ethanol blend fuels)Tested to keep a minimum Phosphorus retention and to keep its viscosity better as it ages, which means you can theoretically go longer between oil changes.Again, oil that meets this will likely be labeled with it.
The oil itself is good enough. Giving a two star rating because there is no clear visibility strip on the side of the bottle, so that you can tell how much oil you’ve poured into your engine.The fluid level markings are there, but they don’t do you a whole lot of good without being able to see where current fluid level. C’mon Amazon, you’re better than this! I guess the product managers for this item have never had to change their own oil 😂My car takes 4.4 quarts - thank god I had a leftover name brand bottle to pour into to get an accurate reading of how much I had put in.
Hey, it's synthetic oil with all the proper ratings to use in modern automobiles. But it's also refined by the same company that makes Wally World Syntec full synthetic motor oil and WW sells it for about $16 for 5 quarts so that will continue to be my go-to supply. Amazon is facing the cost of shipment factor in a lot of bulk items now and it's making them less competitive on price than they were previously (but more profitable which makes stockholders happy).Assuming it is the same as Wal-Mart, I've sent samples of their synthetic off to Blackstone labs for oil analysis on various occasions and it always tests very, very well (as well as the Mobil 1 samples I've sent off) so I'm not embarrassed about buying the house brand for my cars. If Amazon gets competitive on price, I'll gladly purchase it from them.
Buy it. Now.I finally got to use this today after getting it a month ago. Made my timing belt job easy breezy. I suspected my cam seals to be leaking so I got this to be able to inspect the area behind the cam sprockets.Last year when I did a head gasket job on my '01 Outback I wanted to do the valve stem seals since they came with the gasket kit. But my helper and I couldn't get the cam bolts unfastened let alone bidged even with his air ratchet that supposedly went up to 120 psi. We hammered on each side forever until I had to give up so I could finish the job.I about whizzed in my pants when I used this tool to nonchalantly take the cam sprockets off and on. You can get the more expensive Subaru version but this one looks pretty snazzy.I am going to order more Subaru specific tools from this company. I'm done with wasting time not having the correct tool for the job. Cheers.
The driver's side camshaft sprocket bolt is supposed to only have ~70 ft-lbs of installation torque. The passenger side sprocket bolt will come off in a jiffy at about that torque. However, the rotation of the timing belt around the driver's side sprocket tends to tighten that sucker to levels that would require you to have Thor or Iron Man in your garage helping you to be able to remove that bolt. I maxed out my 200 ft-lb torque wrench trying to remove the bolt using the old timing belt to keep the sprocket still.I reluctantly ordered this tool and am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. From the time the box hit my front porch I had that sprocket off in within minutes. As I said in a similar review for the crankshaft pulley tool, if this tool weren't so heavy-duty (and therefore hefty) then I would say that it is worth its weight in gold. Let's say its worth its weight in silver.
Fantastic for helping remove the metal drivers side camshaft sprocket on my EJ253 motor. Wouldn't have wanted to do the job without it!Make sure you get this one from Company 23, very strong and thick metal. I ordered a different sprocket holder tool for the plastic passenger side camshaft sprocket, and the tool had thinner metal and a smaller handle.
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