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Old 01-06-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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royal purple tranny fluid?

can some one please explain to me why this fluid is better then others?
and where to get it?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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Lubricates better.

This creates less internal resistance and thus less drivetrain loss.

It also creates less metal shavings in the fluid/oil, keeping it clean for longer.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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and if i put it in wont it void warrenty?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #4
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It should by no means void your warranty. Although I wouldn't (and neither would royal purple) suggest putting it in till after about 5,000-10,000 miles on the odo.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:37 AM   #5
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Y is that?
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:59 AM   #6
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The engine just breaks in better that way. You can technically do it at the first scheduled oil change, but whats the harm in waiting longer?
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:07 AM   #7
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Royal Purple is not an Approved product for use on GM cars, If I were you I would use one of the Synthetic products approved by GM, If you were to have a failure they would be able to deny your warranty claim based on using unapproved fluids (both Oil and Transmission are not approved). GM has a list of approved Synthetics availible, I have pulled it up before but right now I can't access it from work.
GM has been using more synthetics in their transmissions and I would make sure before I changed it that the Camaro has synthetic already in it first.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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The engine just breaks in better that way. You can technically do it at the first scheduled oil change, but whats the harm in waiting longer?
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who's talking about the engine?
he's talking about trans fluid.


one thing to keep in mind is that GM has spent a lot of R&D on this new trans that we have and have even stated that there is no fluid change interval for the auto unless you are seriously thrashing on it daily.

i'd leave the stock trans fluid in there. but i'll be changing the motor oil to RP.
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horsepower on powerblock changed out the engine oil, tranny fluid, and rear diff fluid all for royal purple on an LS1 camaro. they put it on a dyno and picked up 7hp at the wheels.
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Royal Purple is not an Approved product for use on GM cars, If I were you I would use one of the Synthetic products approved by GM, If you were to have a failure they would be able to deny your warranty claim based on using unapproved fluids (both Oil and Transmission are not approved). GM has a list of approved Synthetics availible, I have pulled it up before but right now I can't access it from work.
GM has been using more synthetics in their transmissions and I would make sure before I changed it that the Camaro has synthetic already in it first.
Not "approved" for use in GM cars...shouldn't you mean Not "Endorsed" by GM..If it is SAE certified and passes all the Govt. required testing then how can the say they may void a warranty because of the name on the oil can I dunno I just don't get it. From everything I have read about Royal Purple on various forums and articles it is highly recommended. I was planning on using it but it seems like alot of guys on here are Mobil 1 fans...I guess I may stick with that..I dunno
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im getting a manual tranny not a auto
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #12
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im getting a manual tranny not a auto
I don't know if this applies, but I have a TKO 5 speed manual in one of my cars and it uses GM auto synthetic for lube so maybe the six speed will also?
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The reason it was stated not GM approved is because its not on GM's very short list of oils that they have tested. Its not that its not as good as the ones they list, just that it was not submitted for testing. Will they not honor warranty work if you use it....time will tell. Personally I love the Royal Purple products. I have seen first hand what they can do, but if i think they may be reason for causing problems then I wont use them. Ill just use the GM approved brands.
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im getting a manual tranny not a auto
and? do you not run gear oil in your transmission?

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The reason it was stated not GM approved is because its not on GM's very short list of oils that they have tested. Its not that its not as good as the ones they list, just that it was not submitted for testing. Will they not honor warranty work if you use it....time will tell. Personally I love the Royal Purple products. I have seen first hand what they can do, but if i think they may be reason for causing problems then I wont use them. Ill just use the GM approved brands.
werd. its not sponsored by GM, they put mobil 1 in nearly everything from the factory. but they also have a contract with mobil1 as well.
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