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Old 03-18-2021, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Royal purple...

It is as great as ďtheyĒ say it is? My all time favorite truck has 142,000 on the odometer and plan to drive her till I gotta push her...itís actually my wifeís truck but she lets me borrow it
If Royal purple isnít the cats meow...what is?


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Old 03-18-2021, 05:59 PM   #2
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It is as great as “they” say it is? My all time favorite truck has 142,000 on the odometer and plan to drive her till I gotta push her...it’s actually my wife’s truck but she lets me borrow it
If Royal purple isn’t the cats meow...what is?


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Never used it but heard nothing but good. I personally use Mobile 1 in every motor I own. 2 Tundras, one Acura and even my Suzuki Dr 140.

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Old 03-18-2021, 06:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:31 PM   #4
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I have a 2003 F-150 with 288,000 miles on it. Original clutch. use quaker state oil and fram filter every 3 to 5 thousand. You take care of it, it will take care of you. And no truck payment for awhile.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:16 PM   #5
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Amsoil, I’m the second owner of on 06 Silverado 286,000 and it still runs great with no leaks on the driveway.
Amsoil was tested against Royal Purple and proved to be the better of the two.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:20 PM   #6
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Nope, Mobile 1. Did the research. Still driving an 02 Tundra TRD that I bought with less then 14,000 miles. Engine runs like new. Change the oil every 5000 miles. Been on to many hunting trips to count. Devil's River twice. Rough stuff. Three boy's lots of youth hunts. Never thought I would still be drive'n this truck, but it still drive's like a new one, so why spend the $$.

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Old 03-18-2021, 07:27 PM   #7
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Mobile 1 in my 1997 Chevy s10. 280,000. Hoping to get more!!
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:21 PM   #8
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Amsoil patriot here. The first vehicle I used it on I had over 250k before selling it. Using it in an '18 Chevy 1500 5.3 and my '15 Duramax planning to put just as many miles on them. You pay a bit more but get twice the mileage on an oil change.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:26 PM   #9
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142,000 miles? It's just getting broke in
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:28 PM   #10
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Yes, I use it in my Tacoma and have 210k miles on her... drive her to New Mexico every year and don’t think twice about it
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:46 PM   #11
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:49 PM   #12
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Never used it but heard nothing but good. I personally use Mobile 1 in every motor I own. 2 Tundras, one Acura and even my Suzuki Dr 140.
Mobile 1 Synthetic in my Yamahas
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:55 PM   #13
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What he said^^

I use that in my 2006 Silverado. It has 307,000 miles and still runs like a scalded dog.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:59 PM   #14
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Meh I think royal purple is overrated. I run Castrol in all of my stuff now, mobile 1 is ok
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:20 PM   #15
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I have burnt up multiple parts using Royal Purple, would never use is again. I could go into a long very detailed story about how I found it's garbage, but I have proven multiple times, that stuff, is a bad idea to use in anything you want lubricated well.

What would I use for the situation that you have. I would suggest just a quality oil and good oil filter. Use a Wix filter, change the oil at 3000 miles or sooner. I would not use a synthetic, unless, that's all you can find. Synthetics sometimes cause oil leaks sooner. As for a good oil, I would say something like Valvoline, Mobile, would be plenty good. Use the recommended weight oil.

Modern engines, have tight clearances, because of the tight clearances, they run thin oils. So do not use heavier weight oils. More so if it has overhead cams, if it has overhead cams, it is more important for the pressurized oil to get to the top of the engine faster, or you will damage the cams and cam journals. Thick oils will be slower to get to the top of the engine.

A trick you might try, that I have used on a couple of my engines, is to replace one quart of oil, with Dexron transmission fluid. The Dexron fluid, has strong detergents and will clean the inside of the engine very well and do so slowly. So you don't fill the bottom of the oil pan with sludge and plug up the oil pickup.

I used it in a Escort years ago, that had over 140,000 miles on it, I ran it to 300,000. That car took 4 quarts of oil, I put one quart of Dexron fluid in the engine, on every oil change. Before doing so, the engine had lifter/lash adjuster noise, that kept getting worse. After the second oil change, the noise went away. So it took about 6,000 miles with the transmission fluid in with the oil. It ran to 300,000, when it blew a head gasket and bent two rods, because it hydraulic locked.

My truck I have now, has over 300,000, I run Valvoline 10-30W, conventional. About 180,000 it started getting the same lash adjuster ticking noise. I started putting 5 quarts of oil and one quart of transmission fluid, when I did oil changes. After the second oil change, the ticking noise went away. It went over 300,000 recently. I forgot about putting the transmission fluid in the oil a few years ago, the ticking noise has not come back. I should probably put a quart of transmission fluid in the oil again, just to keep the inside of the engine clean.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:41 PM   #16
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This is about to get good.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:51 PM   #17
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:56 PM   #18
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288,000 on an 08 Tacoma, only use Mobil1 High Mileage synthetic. Change every 5k. Runs like a champ.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:56 PM   #19
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:46 PM   #20
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Another Amsoil user here.
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:59 PM   #21
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Ditto

Ditto...#2..........
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08-- jeep
08-- Hundai, Tiburon
80 Mercedes 450SL..........
All running excellent.....................
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Old 03-18-2021, 11:23 PM   #22
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RP is good oil......like a lot of guys Iíve ran most of them out there and I think itís hard to beat Mobile 1 FS. The Mobile is usually cheaper and you can find it just about anywhere so I give it the nod over RP. I did run RP in my Can-am because itís a direct crossover to the BRP chain case oil for the transmission and Diff oils, never has any issues with the stuff. But Iíve always used Mobile for the Crank case oil.


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Old 03-19-2021, 06:19 AM   #23
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Great feedback guys, thanks


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Old 03-19-2021, 06:33 AM   #24
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I use Mobil 1 in the engines on my vehicles, change oil/filter every 5kmi. It's easy to remember, oil is usually in stock anywhere, and it is "good enough". I do use RP gear oil in the front and rear axles and transfer case on my Tacoma, change it every 30k. Although, any quality synthetic will do and I may end up moving to something less expensive and easier to source.

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Old 03-19-2021, 06:48 AM   #25
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Mobil 1 ~ Gas

Rotella T6 Syn~ Diesel
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:16 AM   #26
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Do the other synthetics mentioned come with extra additives that help clean your engine like Royal Purple does?
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:17 AM   #27
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Do the other synthetics mentioned come with extra additives that help clean your engine like Royal Purple does?
You know they do....or you should!
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:21 AM   #28
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my buddy was a rep for RP
He told me its mobil one with and additive and purple dye... so take it for what its worth but it is great stuff in my opinion
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:24 AM   #29
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2002 Suburban with 207K miles. It gets whatever happens to be on the shelf in the garage and when I happen to think about it. Runs like a champ.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:51 AM   #30
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You know they do....or you should!
I just pour it in and make sure no purple hits the concrete

I have used RP and M1 for years. Great luck with both. But, I did not think the M1 had the additives.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:17 AM   #31
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260k on a 2005 Chevy Tahoe z71 with Castrol gtx. Dads got a 1995 z71 pickup with over 400k on rotella t 15-40
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:35 AM   #32
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This is about to get good.
I can't believe no one bit on the tranny fluid
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:30 AM   #33
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interesting read, and comments lol
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:27 PM   #34
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take a look at Schaffers,,,, running it in my truck now,,, i think royal purple is over hyped, not saying it's bad,,, just not the best
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:38 PM   #35
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Iíve run several different oils: RP, M1, Amsoil, Schafferís and regular old dino oil.

Iíve never been able to tell a bit of difference except a lighter wallet. And I run my vehicles to 250-300k miles.


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09 ford fx4 260,000 mile and used penzoil synthetic around every 5k miles. I dont think it really matters what brand as long as you change it around 3-5k miles.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:48 PM   #37
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What he said^^



I use that in my 2006 Silverado. It has 307,000 miles and still runs like a scalded dog.


My son has my hand me down Ď04 Z71 with 323,000 on it and to my knowledge itís never had a drop of synthetic oil in it.

I think there is a degree of gimmick to synthetic oils.

My 2012 Cummins has 185k on it and Iíve only run regular Rotella in it.


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Old 03-19-2021, 03:37 PM   #38
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Dexos from the dealership (GM version of mobil 1 but cheaper) wife's Tahoe 294k when we traded 2 years ago still see it driving around. 275k on my 2500 6.0 when I traded.

but if you keep up with it conventional will get you the same results.
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Old 03-20-2021, 08:43 AM   #39
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It is as great as ďtheyĒ say it is? My all time favorite truck has 142,000 on the odometer and plan to drive her till I gotta push her...itís actually my wifeís truck but she lets me borrow it
If Royal purple isnít the cats meow...what is?


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Don't start using at 142000. Just keep using the brand u have been using. I started using rp at 15000. No problems at 140000 miles.

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Old 03-20-2021, 10:15 AM   #40
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Iíve always been shy to try synthetic in a high mileage vehicle that has been run all its live on conventional. Iíve always herd that synthetic will slip through the rings a little easier.
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142k? that is barley getting warmed up.
good luck with it too I really like good trucks w lots of miles
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:25 PM   #42
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I can't believe no one bit on the tranny fluid
I knew a guy that swore by that

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Old 03-20-2021, 08:42 PM   #43
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I had an f150 years ago with the fairly common cam phaser issue pop up around 130000 miles or so; the only thing that it would run on after that without shaking like crazy was Royal Purple 20w50. A Ford mechanic recommended it to me. I usually run Mobil 1 otherwise.
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:12 PM   #44
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To quote our old engine builder when asked about Royal Purple: "I wouldn't use that ***** to start a brush fire". We ran it in one engine and had all kinds of oiling problems. Switched to Amsoil and never had another problem. Dailies don't need special oil to roll around at 2000 Rpm, just keep it clean.
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:25 PM   #45
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Mobile 1 FS and Amsoil products here. Bikes, Vettes, Porsche, and the trucks/SUVs we run til they burn more than a quart/month. Won't change. I did the "cheaper route" for 22yrs. I prefer this plan.
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Old 03-21-2021, 06:16 PM   #46
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Castroil gtx synthetic, in the Chevy, mobile 1 in the twin 115 Honda’s on the offshore cat

Use Boshe filter ( the oil change place uses Wix )
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