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Old 07-14-2011, 09:32 PM   #26
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Redline 5w30!
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:39 PM   #27
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I use (1) quart Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer with (7) quarts Mobil 1 full synthetic. I love this combo. Used this in my GTO as well as all my vechiles and it may be just me but I feel like they run better....
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #28
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I use (1) quart Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer with (7) quarts Mobil 1 full synthetic.
Eeek.... Pouring that Lucas in your engine is like pouring one quart of 150w oil in your engine.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #29
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anybody have experience on Royal Purple??

I'm about to change my oil in about a week or so so I'm looking for some opinions on which oil to chose.

Should I stay wit Mobil1 5W-30 or switch to Royal Purple 5W-30?

BTW my car is my DD and I do race the car when ever I have the opportunity.

Good stuff, been using it for 2 years. I believe it has better lubricity values than thre Mobil 1
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #30
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I use Royal Purple 10w-40 and lucas synthetic treatment
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #31
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Mobil 1

And I check the oil every few weeks.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #32
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I have used Mobil 1, Castrol Edge and RP. I felt most comfortable with Castrol in the car. The engine made more noise when hot outside with the RP that did not make me feel comfortable with it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:01 AM   #33
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Amsoil Synthetic 5W30.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:27 PM   #34
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #35
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:29 PM   #36
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I use corn oil....
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #37
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:31 PM   #38
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:25 AM   #39
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Royal Purple Synthetic SAE 5W - 30, best in my opinion, with a K/N Filter.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:14 PM   #40
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I use corn oil....
your exhaust must smell delicious.

i picked up 5 quarts of royal purple and was given a free mobil1 filter since they didn't have k&n filters available, which is what the special is supposed to be for over at autozone. i made them order me one and i will be back in the morning to get another 5 quarts and the k&n filter though.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:55 PM   #41
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your exhaust must smell delicious.

i picked up 5 quarts of royal purple and was given a free mobil1 filter since they didn't have k&n filters available, which is what the special is supposed to be for over at autozone. i made them order me one and i will be back in the morning to get another 5 quarts and the k&n filter though.
and it doubles as a popcorn maker...
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #42
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and it doubles as a popcorn maker...
your car is perfect for the drive-in
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #43
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your exhaust must smell delicious.

i picked up 5 quarts of royal purple and was given a free mobil1 filter since they didn't have k&n filters available, which is what the special is supposed to be for over at autozone. i made them order me one and i will be back in the morning to get another 5 quarts and the k&n filter though.
In case you didn't know... Mobil 1 filters and K&N filters have the exact same synthetic blend filtering media inside and are made by Champion Labs. They are some of the better filters available, but there are better ones out there.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:36 PM   #44
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In case you didn't know... Mobil 1 filters and K&N filters have the exact same synthetic blend filtering media inside and are made by Champion Labs. They are some of the better filters available, but there are better ones out there.
yeah that's what i was told at autozone but the guy that helped me the second time around didn't really have any authority to basically just give me the mobil1 filter like when i went in the first time. i guess it was a manager or something because she rang me up for the oil but just gave me the filter since that was all they had and if she rang it up it wouldn't count towards their offer and i would've been charged full price for everything.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:37 PM   #45
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In case you didn't know... Mobil 1 filters and K&N filters have the exact same synthetic blend filtering media inside and are made by Champion Labs. They are some of the better filters available, but there are better ones out there.
What filters are better and why? Thank you.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #46
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If you want the best filter here you go.

http://www.gopurepower.com/store/ite...em&itemKey=698

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Old 12-27-2011, 02:45 PM   #47
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The Pure Power filters are.... well.... "looks like a filter must be a filter". You gain nothing by running them other than a very light wallet after buying one. At $200+ for the filter you can buy a lot of 100% synthetic media filters (not paper) that will go the length of the OLM with out blinking an eye and filter the same if not better (yes there are filters that are rated better). Besides all that, just take a gander at the Pure Power brochure and see what they say about throw away filters. They truly have no clue how filters work.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #48
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Mobil 1 synthetic, check it once a week, change it every 3000 miles. $52.00 at the dealer. Yes $52.00. No joke. Yes they do use Mobil 1 for that price. I personally know the service manager. Great friend. Two GM dealers in town are at war over oil changes. I have the oil in my two trucks changed for $13.00, dealer choice conventional oil of course. Must live here in the same county as the dealer or be a previous customer.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #49
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I have ever only used Klotz 10-40 and it smells and runs the engine sweet. Not cheap but way i figure, is better to pay alittle extra to know your engine internals are in good hands
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #50
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Mobil 1 here. I check my oil level once or twice a week when I get a chance, just to be safe. It's been a habit of mine since I usually check the oil on my Supra before I leave home, but with the Camaro I don't check it as often as I do the Supra.
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