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    PSA Castrol Magnatec Stop Start

    Every now and then my local Tesco has this at £9 for a 2 litre ‘bottle’. I spotted some today.

    My car need 7 1/2 litres of the stuff so saves me a bob or two.

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    That’s a good price
    VW have just relieved me of £173 for an oil change on my Golf R which uses this....

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    Is this a special oil for cars fitted with stop/start? what makes it special?

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    Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START specifically protects your engine in busy traffic conditions, offering 20%** more protection from damaging stop-start engine wear. Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START contains intelligent molecules that cling and form a self-healing layer, so it’s always ready to protect at each of the critical stages of stop-start driving.

    Well that’s what the blurb says....

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Every now and then my local Tesco has this at £9 for a 2 litre ‘bottle’. I spotted some today.

    My car need 7 1/2 litres of the stuff so saves me a bob or two.
    Is that the Stop start ACEA C2 for PSA engine version? I bought a Citroen C3 with the 1.2 3cyl Puretech engine last month, it specifically needs 0w30 ACEA C2.

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    There will be someone more knowledgable than me coming along soon but a 0 -30 oil is a winter weight oil.

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    Since synthetic base oils have come down in cost, and emissions are top of the priority list 0w30 and even 0w20 had become the default for summer and winter. Engines have evolved in bearing, valve and liner design to allow for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitfitter View Post
    Is this a special oil for cars fitted with stop/start? what makes it special?
    According to them it has "intelligent molecules"...............Ahem !!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitfitter View Post
    Is this a special oil for cars fitted with stop/start? what makes it special?
    Marketing blurb, I assume but I work on the assumption it is a decent brand and compatible with my car!! That is the level of my zero knowledge of cars!

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    The A3/B4 is 10W-40, the A5 is 5W-30 as is the C3 - whatever the hell that means!!

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    Why would anyone want to put that stuff in their engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    Why would anyone want to put that stuff in their engine.
    No idea. Tell us more and suggest alternatives if you would. Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    No idea. Tell us more and suggest alternatives if you would. Ta
    See what this lot recommends

    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/

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    Opie sell the full range of Castrol Magnatec, so it must be decent gear.

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    When i was working it was in a garage that sold/serviced Kia cars, at no time did our oil supplier or indeed Kia suggest a change of oil supply from a "normal" 0-30 low ash for use in workshop, this was the reason for my query about this oil, after all Motor manufacturers and oil companies are never slow about any chance about making more money, hence the question previously, asked the present staff ( my replacement) to ask Total next time he orders bulk oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    See what this lot recommends

    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/
    Trouble is there's no recommendation as such, they are just selling stuff (including Magnatec, just not the Stop Start).

    You said "Why would anyone want to put that stuff in their engine." Could you elaborate?

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