Oil quality

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I've noticed CostCo are selling 4.5l of Castrol Magnatec GTD for =A314
which doesn't seem bad for a synthetic. Anyone know if it's actually any
good? It's what I normally use, and at just over =A330 for a full change
seems quite reasonably priced.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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Jon,
I do not think that Castrol Magnatec is a synthetic oil.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Jon Wildsmith
Sent: 07 March 2005 11:19
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Oil quality
I've noticed CostCo are selling 4.5l of Castrol Magnatec GTD for =A314
which doesn't seem bad for a synthetic. Anyone know if it's actually any
good? It's what I normally use, and at just over =A330 for a full change
seems quite reasonably priced.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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Hi Jon,
Is that fully synthetic?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Jon,
Is that fully synthetic?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Peter,
Were on the Castrol Web site does it say that it is a semi-synthetic.
Anthony
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Sent: 07 March 2005 13:10
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Oil quality
Magnatec is a semi-synthetic oil.
Tesco diesel oil is virtually the same ACEA spec and is much cheaper.
Pete
Julian Voelcker wrote:
Hi Jon,
Castrol Magnatec GTD
Is that fully synthetic?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB

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Peter,
I shall have to get stronger glasses for reading.
Anthony
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Sent: 07 March 2005 13:30
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Oil quality
I don't know Anthony. I read it off the back of a can of Magnatec I've got
sat in the garage.
Pete
Anthony Graham wrote:
Peter,
Were on the Castrol Web site does it say that it is a semi-synthetic.
Anthony
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter
Sent: 07 March 2005 13:10
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Oil quality
Magnatec is a semi-synthetic oil.
Tesco diesel oil is virtually the same ACEA spec and is much cheaper.
Pete
Julian Voelcker wrote:
Hi Jon,
Castrol Magnatec GTD
Is that fully synthetic?
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB

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Yes but I wish someone could tell me where to buy oil that doesn't
knacker the big ends!
I.e. Jap spec. Until I find some I'm using Carlube as it's cheap (?12
per 5 litre) and as well specified as most. No point paying the earth
unless I'm sure it's good and as the word is that just being quality
synthetic doesn't cure the problem.
I was going to use Amsoil synthetic as I believe the Aussies have got
some hard data on the fact that it is good in Cruisers but it's
expensive and not available in the UK. I tried the importers and they're
not responding. Keep saying they'll get some and never call me back.
Ian.
Peter wrote:
> Magnatec is a semi-synthetic oil.
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> Tesco diesel oil is virtually the same ACEA spec and is much cheaper.
>
> Pete
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> Julian Voelcker wrote:
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>>Hi Jon,
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>>>Castrol Magnatec GTD
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>>Is that fully synthetic?
>>--
>>Regards,
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>>Julian Voelcker
>>Mobile: 07971 540362
>>Cirencester, United Kingdom
>>1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
>>
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>>--
>>European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
>>Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
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>>
>>
>>
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>
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It says synthetic engineering on it, but not synthetic so I expect
you're right. Sneaky bar stools.
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Anthony Graham
Sent: 07 March 2005 12:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Oil quality
Jon,
I do not think that Castrol Magnatec is a synthetic oil.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On
Behalf Of Jon Wildsmith
Sent: 07 March 2005 11:19
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Oil quality
I've noticed CostCo are selling 4.5l of Castrol Magnatec GTD for =A314
which doesn't seem bad for a synthetic. Anyone know if it's actually any
good? It's what I normally use, and at just over =A330 for a full change
seems quite reasonably priced.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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Hi Ian,
> Until I find some I'm using Carlube as it's cheap (=A312 per 5 litre) and as well specified as most. No point paying the earth unless I'm sure it's good and as the word is that just being
I have been using Carlube fully synthetic 5W40 for a couple of years. Yes it's cheap but the spec. is good. I don't see the point in paying a fortune for some good advertising/packaging.
Amsoil is very good but too expensive and for how much better protection?
I have brought some Amsoil two-stroke back from the States as they definitely benefit from it (bike, chainsaws etc) but the cruisers uses way too much to ship it back.
Regards
Dermot Allen
'97 1HD-FT
 
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Jon,
I think that when buying oil one has to read very carefully what the words
say, if it says full synthetic then that is what it is but based on or
contains can mean anything they want to so contains, is probably mineral oil
with a small amount of synthetic blended in. I do not know if there is an
industry standard in the oil business for quantifying contains, or based on.
Still there are quite a few Full Synthetics available now.
Anthony
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
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Sent: 07 March 2005 16:47
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Oil quality
It says synthetic engineering on it, but not synthetic so I expect
you're right. Sneaky bar stools.
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Anthony Graham
Sent: 07 March 2005 12:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Oil quality
Jon,
I do not think that Castrol Magnatec is a synthetic oil.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On
Behalf Of Jon Wildsmith
Sent: 07 March 2005 11:19
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Oil quality
I've noticed CostCo are selling 4.5l of Castrol Magnatec GTD for =A314
which doesn't seem bad for a synthetic. Anyone know if it's actually any
good? It's what I normally use, and at just over =A330 for a full change
seems quite reasonably priced.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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