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Old 05-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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1st Time using Royal Purple

Today I switched from Mobil 1 to Royal Purple! I usually smirk when I read responses like this, but I could actually tell that it idles smoother and has less valve noise than before.
Plus now I have peace of mind knowing exactly what's in it. Before, I would take it to the dealer, but who really knows what the guy doing the work at the dealership is putting in YOUR car? Just like look at all the cars that get filled up with regular unleaded instead of super like they require? You would assume that this would be a No Brainer, but it happens all the time.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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Today I switched from Mobil 1 to Royal Purple! I usually smirk when I read responses like this, but I could actually tell that it idles smoother and has less valve noise than before.
Plus now I have peace of mind knowing exactly what's in it. Before, I would take it to the dealer, but who really knows what the guy doing the work at the dealership is putting in YOUR car? Just like look at all the cars that get filled up with regular unleaded instead of super like they require? You would assume that this would be a No Brainer, but it happens all the time.
Hello Camarojt,

Thank you for sharing this information on the forum. I am happy to hear you noticed a difference and can tell your vehicle idles smoother now that you are using Royal Purple. Always nice to share input and knowledge for other people to see. Enjoy driving your Camaro!

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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Most of us notice a difference when we change fluids of any kind....especially if we 'want' to believe its a better product. Royal Purple is a good product............much better than the Mobil 1 of today. Enjoy
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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I agree that it is a good product too. That why I wanted to try it even tho it was much higher!
But I didn't expect it to have those positive effects that I would notice. On the contrary, I thought it would be exactly what you sai, just someone "wanting" to believe it helped out. I see people say things on the forum all the time in an exaggerated way. But ill give royal purple it's due compliments and say that I could actually tell a noticeable difference right off.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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I've been contemplating switching to that as well.

Are you going to be at ADM on Friday?
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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Royal Purple is a good product............much better than the Mobil 1 of today. Enjoy
Better how?
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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Mobil 1 has around 1700 ppm anti wear.
The new RP HPS has around 3300 ppm anti wear.

Mobil 1 will protect any newer engine but it is not the best option.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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What type of Royal Purple are you using?..High Performance, High Performance Street, or Racing ??
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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What type of Royal Purple are you using?..High Performance, High Performance Street, or Racing ??

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #11
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I've been contemplating switching to that as well.

Are you going to be at ADM on Friday?
Yes ill be there!
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:36 AM   #12
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Mobil 1 has around 1700 ppm anti wear.
The new RP HPS has around 3300 ppm anti wear.

Mobil 1 will protect any newer engine but it is not the best option.
Yes, thank you.
Not here to start a pissing match.....just don't understand the follow the leader mentality here. It says it on the oil cap, so it must be best.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #13
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Not to be the bearer of bad news but if the oil you are using isn't dexos approved then your warranty may not be covered if something happens.....FYI

Granted a lot of people don't care about a warranty and have modded past caring but for those of you that do car beware.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #14
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Yes, thank you.
Not here to start a pissing match.....just don't understand the follow the leader mentality here. It says it on the oil cap, so it must be best.

it says it on the oil cap because someone paid gm big dollars to put it there.
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thinking about switching from mobile 1 also.whats going on at ADM friday ? thats in my backyard!!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:04 AM   #16
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I made the same exact switch and I picked up over a MPG! Went from 23 to ~24.2. Same daily driving, and several tanks of fuel!
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thinking about switching from mobile 1 also.whats going on at ADM friday ? thats in my backyard!!!
Rhino79 is going to be there this weekend tuning cars for myself and some others. Apparently quite a few people wanted him to tune their cars so he is making a trip there for the weekend instead of everyone from the area having to go to him. Don't quote me on it but I think someone said in another thread that Andy is going to also have a dyno day but once again don't quote me on that as I could be wrong. It would be better to check with Andy to be certain.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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Today I switched from Mobil 1 to Royal Purple! I usually smirk when I read responses like this, but I could actually tell that it idles smoother and has less valve noise than before.
Plus now I have peace of mind knowing exactly what's in it. Before, I would take it to the dealer, but who really knows what the guy doing the work at the dealership is putting in YOUR car? Just like look at all the cars that get filled up with regular unleaded instead of super like they require? You would assume that this would be a No Brainer, but it happens all the time.
People will try to tell you it must be in your head but I can back you up on this. It is very noticeable. I have run Royal Purple in several of my vehicles and noticed the same thing when I made the switch.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #19
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I had a 1970 Chev 4x4 with a 454 in it. When I was towing my race car it would overheat on one long steep hill on the way to the track. Have to pull over and cool off. I was running 15-40w non-synthetic.

Switched to Royal Purple and the needle never budged after that. I was amazed.
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Have been running RP HPS for awhile now and will keep running it. Good stuff but yes not recommended for cars under warranty.
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it says it on the oil cap because someone paid gm big dollars to put it there.
My point exactly.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #22
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Have been running RP HPS for awhile now and will keep running it. Good stuff but yes not recommended for cars under warranty.
Warranty?? What's that???
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #23
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Same here. First time RP oil change today. I changed it 500 miles after a cam swap last Fall. I switched from Valvoline VR1 which is also a great product. I heard good and bad stories for every brand oil out there. Not sure what to believe.
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Have been running RP HPS for awhile now and will keep running it. Good stuff but yes not recommended for cars under warranty.
why do you say that just because it might be covered or another reason?
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why do you say that just because it might be covered or another reason?
somebody here may be able to describe it better. But HPS and some other brands have a high amount of antiwear additives (Zinc and Phosphorous) and are not API (American Petroleum Istitute Approved) Guess most Automobile MFG don't accept non API oils for warranty purposes. Put it in and may void the warranty if something goes boom.
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