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#1 Old 01-19-2009, 04:25 PM
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Royal purple Engine oil

I have to do an oil change in a couple of days and wanted to know if you guys (and girls) use and or like royal purple oil for your cars I did have it in my 04 2.5RS but don't know if its really any better then other oil any help would be great



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I use Royal Purple with a quart of Lucas in my transmission. Shifts are smoother than when I first bought the car about 120k miles ago. I also run a quart of Lucas stabilizer in my engine oil along with the Valvoline full synthetic.

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This has been discussed SO many times, but I recently subscribed to Mosc's thinking and started using Castrol GTX. I got tired of paying $50 for my own labor doing an oil change. I've also heard that RP breaks down the fastest of all the synthetics. I've never researched that though.

I did use royal purple for a while though, and had no complaints.

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0 - 3,000 miles: I used whatever came in the engine from the factory

3,000 - 15,000 miles: I used Red Line 5W-30 Synthetic. My only complaint was that I had to special order it because I couldn't find it anywhere locally and it was sort of expensive, but other than that, I thought it was a very good oil.

15,000 - 28,000 miles (approximate mileage as of 1/2009): I've been using Royal Purple 5W-30 Synthetic. Honestly, I didn't notice any difference in performance when I switched from Red Line to Royal Purple. I'm just happy that I can find it locally and it's slightly less expensive than Red Line. I think you'll be happy with it too.

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If your doing 3k oil changes then spending the money on a Group IV motor oil is wasting money.Honestly those types of oils are worth it if you are tracking the car alot.If not Valvoline full synthetic or the likes works just fine.I use that with 5-7.5K oil change intervals.I like RP's products but I don't expect it would make a drastic difference on a daily driver.A quality filter like a Bosch or Purolator Plus would be where to spend your money.

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+1 to every one Thanks eveyone every little bit of info helps in a big way

To the auto store! Start, Shift, Push the pedal down let clutch out and away we go!!!!!

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Start, Shift, Push the pedal down let clutch out and away we go!!!!!
Please tell me you let it warm up first...

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Of corse I did I know better then that

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Sorry if this goes way off topic...

But how long do you guys warm up the car for? I usually sit there for like less then 5 minutes.
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I warm up for 1 minute. It idles at around 2k anyway until it warms up, so when I drive I keep out of boost and below 2.5k. And I'm running forged pistons, so it's more important that my car is warm before driving harder than most.

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Usually until the temp gauge starts moving. It just makes it easier after doing the TGV deletes.

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I let the car warm up to aout 110-115 degrees before rolling out. This is read through my AP.

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I let the needle move up to the first line...if it's way below it and cold. After the first line...it moves up pretty quickly to normal operating temperature and taking it easy. Just stay out of boost and under 3k if possible.
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I let it warm until the needle gets to the C on the temp gauge.

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Thanks eveyone every little bit of info helps in a big way

To the auto store! Start, Shift, Push the pedal down let clutch out and away we go!!!!!
i heard the gears grind.........push the clutch before you shift. lol


unless you park with the gear in reverse and no e-brake.


sorry, just bored

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