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Old 09-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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royal purple?

ok, I changed my oil about 2000 miles ago to royal purple,
does anyone think that it is better than any other full synthetic, or is it all just marketing?
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Re: royal purple?

oil is like gas. Everyone has their opinions on it some people swear by it some people say its a gimic. My dad used penzzoil his whole life and swore by it and other people said i was screwing up my engine by using it. I have been using mobil 1 for the last 4 years and I really do like that. Honestly though to this day I have not found an oil that doesn't break down and turn black yet so if royal purple comes out looking good when you are for an oil change let me know so I can switch . A friend of mine says royal purple caused his old camaro to kill a lot and his was an automatic, he swears by ams oil. How often do you change your oil?
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I change my oil every 3,000 miles most of the time, I might let it go to 5000 if I can't get a chance to change it, my neighbor was a mechanic in the army and hr swears by it, he uses it even in his dirt bikes, so I thought I'd at least try it. I'm kinda excited to see how dirty it is.
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Re: royal purple?

yeah I think that 5,000 miles is a good number especially with synthetic oil its the number I have always used however just keep checking the dipstick make sure its not breaking down faster or stand by to be impressed and have no break down lol
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I love royal purple. There's a study that was done that's on the forum somewhere comparing all oils. And the RP sight says 8,000 or once a year.
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I use RP too! So far it's been great. I'm running it at 5000 miles.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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yea, I might just wait a little longer then.
what kind of filter do you all use?,
I can honestly say it seems that my car has a little more pep since I put RP In it. it seems like the longer it's in the better, maybe it's cleaning it out?
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I used a k and n filter. I agree. Mine seemed like it too when I made the switch.
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I use fram extended good for 10000 miles
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Re: royal purple?

I use Amsoil 10w30, extended interval. I'm aqctually at roughly 9k miles and the oil is still relatively clean. I also have an amsoil extended performance filter. I'd recommend it. :] I hear RP and Amsoil are both great choices.
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I use Amsoil 10w30, extended interval. I'm aqctually at roughly 9k miles and the oil is still relatively clean. I also have an amsoil extended performance filter. I'd recommend it. :] I hear RP and Amsoil are both great choices.
Sweet maybe changing oils over night
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Sweet maybe changing oils over night
I'm sorry. I meant 5w-30. Not 10w-30. But yeah, Amsoil is pretty great and says it won't break down until 25k miles. Of course I'd suggest to just check the oil every couple thousand miles to make sure.
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I'm sorry. I meant 5w-30. Not 10w-30. But yeah, Amsoil is pretty great and says it won't break down until 25k miles. Of course I'd suggest to just check the oil every couple thousand miles to make sure.
I heard only one good thing about it but that's because I have never heard anything about it I am amazed at how oil companies can differ like that
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I heard only one good thing about it but that's because I have never heard anything about it I am amazed at how oil companies can differ like that
Yeah, pretty much any oil company can get your car 3000miles further down the road... But some stride for more. :p I use Royal Purple for all my gear/tranny issues, and Amsoil in the engine. And I always will.

And it doesn't hurt that Amsoil stickers look pretty cool on my toolbox. Haha.

And I wish Everret were on so he could tell you all about oils. You should do a quick search on "oil brands" on this forum and find the threads Everret commented on. He had great numbers and data to explain differences in oil.
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Yeah, pretty much any oil company can get your car 3000miles further down the road... But some stride for more. :p I use Royal Purple for all my gear/tranny issues, and Amsoil in the engine. And I always will.

And it doesn't hurt that Amsoil stickers look pretty cool on my toolbox. Haha.

And I wish Everret were on so he could tell you all about oils. You should do a quick search on "oil brands" on this forum and find the threads Everret commented on. He had great numbers and data to explain differences in oil.
I will search for it when I am a little more sober I appreciate the heads up n don't really care if it's 5.00 a quart it's worth it in the long run
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I checked it out good info think I might give amz a try
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I checked it out good info think I might give amz a try
I'm really happy with it. Hope it works out!
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yea, I've heard quite a bit of bad stuff about k&n and fram filters, I know fram uses cardboard in the media end caps, an k&n filter media is so thick it restricts the oil flow.
I currently have a wix filter on my stang.
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Re: royal purple?

yeah Ev knew his **** about oils...there's still some threads he made up...
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I'm really happy with it. Hope it works out!
How often r u changing ur oil anyway?

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yea, I've heard quite a bit of bad stuff about k&n and fram filters, I know fram uses cardboard in the media end caps, an k&n filter media is so thick it restricts the oil flow.
I currently have a wix filter on my stang.
Yeah I am not sure of the make up of the Fram extended life filter but I do know it comes warrantied so if it eats my engine I can pin it on them
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yea? I haven't heard of that, but I personally wouldn't even wan to take the chance on my stang, but I'll use em on my 2000 f-150
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I've had k & n recommended by others who use it with RP. And I personally have never had a problem. RP does however make an oil filter themselves but my stored don't carry their filters so I'd have to order it
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Re: royal purple?

Really depends on use...for a car that is driven daily I wouldn't waste the money on RP. It costs me nearly $80 to fill my car with that liquid gold...but considering it's only changed twice a year (well...once, every 6 months) it's worth it.

I've debated swapping to Amsoil but am looking to see overall costs. Other vehicles get the Mobil 1 (fake) synthetic but are changed fairly often.

I also only use Motorcraft oil filters in all of the vehicles. They really do filter and last better than any aftermarket oil filter I have seen studies on.
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okay, so from what I hear on here, I shouldn't have to change my oil(RP) for about 6000 miles?,
and I would have gotten motorcraft but oreilys didn't have any.
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okay, so from what I hear on here, I shouldn't have to change my oil(RP) for about 6000 miles?,
and I would have gotten motorcraft but oreilys didn't have any.
Oil change intervals is a personal preference...

It depends on several factors.

How much the car is driven.

What conditions the car is driven in.

How the car is driven.

What filter is used.

The individual characteristics of your engine.


If you want a scientific answer to how your car is responding to different oils and what life you can expect you will need to send samples of your oil to a lab to have it analyzed for particles and cleanliness.
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okay, so from what I hear on here, I shouldn't have to change my oil(RP) for about 6000 miles?,
and I would have gotten motorcraft but oreilys didn't have any.
After 3000 miles I would recommend just checking your oil every 1000 or so miles to determine when you should replace it.

And I ordered Amsoil from the Amsoil dealer and use the Amsoil filter as well. It cost about $80 total. But so far totally worth it. Haha
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haha yea, I'll just check it about every thousand or so. and it cost me about 65-70 to change mine last time.
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Re: royal purple?

I have been using RP in my Mustangs for over 3 years and am very pleased with the oil. The ole seat-o-the-pants dyno registered more pep and the on-board computer showed a slight increase in mpg. As for filter, I use the Motorcraft Racing filter.

All is good so far.
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motorcraft racing filter?, I haven't heard it, do you have any specs on it, like the difference from it and a regular motorcraft filter?
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Amsoil and royal purple are the best fully synthetic oils. But if your just gonna change your oil every 3000 miles might as well use walmart brand. All oil is good aslong as you change it frequently.
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Amsoil and royal purple are the best fully synthetic oils. But if your just gonna change your oil every 3000 miles might as well use walmart brand. All oil is good aslong as you change it frequently.
Agreed it just pays when u want to only change ur oil twice a year or every 15 k
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I use fram extended good for 10000 miles
That's too long
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That's too long
could be but that's what they advertise I personally don't know what to think on respect to this because I used to change mine every 3000 but now the owners manual for the 11 Stang says about every 15k or until ur oil sensor for your message center says change it
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hmm, well from what all you are saying, I'ma just change it every 10k and I should be fine?
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hmm, well from what all you are saying, I'ma just change it every 10k and I should be fine?
That's something I don't know the answer to because I have never went longer then six thousand on full synthetic however u look above in the thread with other members claiming ten to 15 k so I would say if ur using royal purple or amz u probably could afford to go 10k checking ur oil level frequently
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