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Old 10-19-2000, 08:36 PM   #1
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Post Royal Purple Oil.

I am currently running Mobil 1 10W30. I hear that a company called Royal purple makes a kick ass oil, but not for cheap. Anyone had experience with Royal Purple Oils?
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Old 10-19-2000, 09:04 PM   #2
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Royal Purple is good stuff. Some guys Iknow run it in their C5 Corvette's

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Old 10-19-2000, 09:21 PM   #3
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I only run Royal Purple...down here, I'm running 20w50 with the turbo. Car loves it. Recommended to me by the mechanics at Performance Subaru in New Orleans.
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Old 10-19-2000, 10:47 PM   #4
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Same here. Use it, love it. Its actually cheaper than some of the other oils like Torco and Redline. I'm running 10w30.

The oil is purple. They claim you "get" more horsepower by using their oil, and its supposedly dynoproven. I could care less if they're lying...I mean..the oil is purple. That is just too cool!
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Old 10-20-2000, 05:54 AM   #5
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Is it synthetic?
I run Amsoil Series 2000 misself. Wonder if I could dye it?
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Old 10-20-2000, 11:53 AM   #6
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Yes its synthetic.
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Old 10-20-2000, 01:31 PM   #7
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I think www.carparts.com has it now, plus if you go to www.importhookup.com they have coupons for that site.

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Old 10-20-2000, 04:05 PM   #8
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$7 usd for a quart?? Wow..

Hehe..I get my 10W30 for about $6.50 CAD a quart.

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Old 10-21-2000, 12:07 AM   #9
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It's great stuff...I've been using it since last September and I changed the tranny oil to the Royal Purple variety as well. WRX-STI uses it also...loves it. It's not cheap as you said. It's about $7 a quart here (in Hawaii) for the motor oil and about $9 for the tranny oil from Napa. Worth the price though...
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Old 10-21-2000, 12:17 AM   #10
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where can you get it?

besides napa.
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Old 10-21-2000, 12:49 AM   #11
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I use Royal Purple also...$5 a quart from Courtesy Nissan in Richardson, Tx.
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Old 10-21-2000, 08:23 AM   #12
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Has anybody thought about running BMW 5W-40 Synthetic. I was running it in my M3 and it seems like you can get the best of both worlds. Run it in the winter/summer and at the track. You'll get the higher shear stress proctection, its equivalent to a 50 wt on the hot end and gets you the easy starts of the 5 wt. Plus it's no more expensive than Mobil 1.
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Old 10-22-2000, 06:35 PM   #13
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I actually went out and got some Royal Purple. Replaced all oil in my car with it, Engine, Tranny, Differentials. Car seems to be running better. Spent over 100 bucks for everthing, and did labor myself. I looked in my phone book under racing and there was a shop that sold racing supplies and they carried it so I would imagine your city would have something like that to. Thanks for the input
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Old 10-22-2000, 08:30 PM   #14
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I am weary of royal purple because of their claims that it makes power. I first heard of them in an "article" (read that as advertisement)in Turbo magazine. They dyno tested a CRX or something with something like a 20W 50 oil and then dyno tested it with like 0W 20 Royal Purple oil (a much thinner oil, which showed a few hp increase. Now this means nothing since of course the thinner oil is going to make more power as you will have less parasitic losses. It's false advertising. Like dyno testing a car in fourth gear and then adding your widget and testing it again in third gear and claiming a great power increase. Sure the Dyno shows it, but the fine print reveals that you are comparing apples with oranges.
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Old 10-23-2000, 01:05 AM   #15
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As a former motorcycle racer, superbikes, I can shed some light on Royal Purple. It is a great synthetic racing oil. But it is racing oil, it is designed for short life high temp. motors hard working motors. The stuff is not designed for everyday driving. If you race or do a lot of hard driving it is wonderful. But beware I personally do not trust it for more than about a 1000 miles. I have had friends in a group that I used to ride with have problems with it, one guy blew his motor due viscosity break down of his oil. He was running Royal Purple.

I ran Royal Purple in my race bikes, but I ran Torco 20w-50 natural in my fun bike, 1998 GSX-R750. Royal Purple was orginally designed for motorcycle supersport racing and only recently within the last five years started doing automobile applications, can't verfiy last statement but heard it from a couple of mechanics on my old race team. Form my experiences with it excellent race oil. If I was to use it for normal driving oil I would be changing it once a month or every 1000 miles. But I know the stuff worked great at 15,000 rpm's on a bike with a 180 hp in 749CC = 43.2 cubic inches of displacement. I would talk to a race shop or tuner before going with any sort of racing oil, it may save you thousands in the long run.
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Old 10-23-2000, 05:12 AM   #16
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Great, now you tell me after I spend 100bucks! It's ok though. I'll do some research.
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