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Old Feb 14, 2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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royal purple oil not as good as you think

just thought id share my experiences with you guys, i have a few customers that run royal purple and ran into the same problem. they all burn oil rather quickly. had a s2000 come in with valve train noise, dealer said it was the timing chain tensioner, but when i looked it over, it was 4qts low on oil. he was using royal purple, 6k miles burned 4 qts.
last week i had a sti come in he said hes low a quart of oil every 2-3 days, also using royal purple. no oil leaks so changed the oil and let him go. did a follow-up call today and the new oil completely fixed the problem.
just thought you guys might like to know....i know a lot of people like royal purple and have no problems but i wouldnt use it....
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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This has been discussed before,but i think you'll find most people stick with mobile 1.

Thanks for the warning though.
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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I have heard really good things about them and really bad things about them. I wouldn't trust anything that smells like grape and purple in my engine.
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 02:21 AM   #4
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I had an 05 S2000 that I used Royal Purple in for 2 years. Couldn't have asked for a better oil. S2K's burn oil regardless. It's the stupid high compression mixed with a crotch rocket red line. I use Purple in my Evo also. Im gonna stick with the pro engine builders reviews.
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RP not tested here, but good info on other oils:
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RP tested here:
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Common knowledge among previous users such as myself that Royal Purple is crap oil. I've only lost one engine ever (4G63 in my 1998 Eclipse) and it was while using Royal Purple. In fact that summer three people I know (including me) all spun rod bearings using that oil. I have never used it again and never will. I tried Amsoil once with my SRT-4 and it was the only time that car ever used oil between an oil change. The main reason I stick to Mobil 1 is that it just works and is proven. I don't care about the ads showing private lab results or guys claiming hp gains on a dyno. Mobil 1 does the job and is the factory approved oil for my car.
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Common knowledge among previous users such as myself that Royal Purple is crap oil. I've only lost one engine ever (4G63 in my 1998 Eclipse) and it was while using Royal Purple. In fact that summer three people I know (including me) all spun rod bearings using that oil. I have never used it again and never will. I tried Amsoil once with my SRT-4 and it was the only time that car ever used oil between an oil change. The main reason I stick to Mobil 1 is that it just works and is proven. I don't care about the ads showing private lab results or guys claiming hp gains on a dyno. Mobil 1 does the job and is the factory approved oil for my car.
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i'd either stick with Mobil 1 or AMSoil.
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I have never used it, and never planned to. Thanks for the info, Amsoil or Castrol for me.
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Old Feb 14, 2009, 03:49 PM   #10
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I used to use RP for everything, then I noticed that the oil actually foams, which for an oil is a really bad thing... I would actually see bubbles on the dipstick when I would check my oil.... after seeing that, and reading about AMSoil, I have since switched to AMSoil and love it.....
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also look into elf and motol full syn oils.
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