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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Oil help!!!!

Hey, I know there are lot of information about royal purple oil but to lazy to research and find my answers, so i made a thread. I was wondering can i switch mobile 1 oil to RP oil? I have been using Mobile 1 oil(10w-30) for years and my car is currently 110k. Should i switch my oil to RP or keep using Mobile 1? Any advice? thanks
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Stick with the Mobile 1 10w-30. Royal Purple is overpriced and over rated.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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any other advice?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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Mobil 1 synthetic? Because if your using synthetic already, you won't feel a difference switching to another synthetic really.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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personally i use castrol gtx high mileage (4) and i quart of lucas oil thickener stuff. i holds the oil really well in high rpms. i love lucas but i havent tried mobile 1
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Old January 20th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #6
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would you even notice a difference in regular switching to synthetic?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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some members will argue no, but my opinion is yes. The engine ran quieter, smoother, and I got an small increase in MPG.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #8
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what about that castrol high mileage oil compared to synthetic?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #9
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hum... still debating...what yall think about royal purple coolant??
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #10
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Mobil 1 synthetic? Because if your using synthetic already, you won't feel a difference switching to another synthetic really.
YES, mobile 1 syn.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #11
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you wont notice a difference at all sitching from Mobile 1 Syn to Royal Purple Syn except for in your pocket lol
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:41 AM   #12
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redline 5w20 or 5w30 it has di-ester to help with gasket seals and it also removes tons of build up from the motor. Running it for 2k now and the oil is still pretty clean vs when I had mobile 1 and it was dirty looking in 1k. 50 bucks for oil change + pureone oil filter 2 for 10 on amazon.

Or you can go to walmart get some valvoline syn power.

Up you. Its your car.

Also why are you running 10w?
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Old January 21st, 2010, 02:49 AM   #13
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My 5K used RP felt better then my new M1 oil. But then again im using 5-30 M1 right now. I don't think M1 is a true synthetic either since it uses some group III stock only 4 and 5 are pure synthetic (5 like ester oils for turbine engines)

Use Valvoline SuprSyn, its pretty good, its usually low $20 range for a 5 quart jug vs 7.X for RP.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:14 AM   #14
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Royal Purple is crap and don't be fooled by the advertisements....

If you want a long lasting reliable engine, use Castrol GTX non synthetic.

If you want good gas mileage use 0w20 Honda oil which is also 0w20 mobil 1. Honda will now use 0w20 on all their cars because of gas mileage increase and has nothing to do with clearance, temp difference etc etc..... They are purely changing over to get better gas mileage if that's what you're trying to achieve.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:49 AM   #15
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^ Didn't Royal Purple just have to change their packaging because they couldn't back up their claims of better mpgs and less wear?

Mobil1 5w20 for me and my engine is smooth as butter.
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^ Same here Accordian. I'm surprised you aren't running 5w-30 or 10w-30 in that Arizona heat. I've been debating switching for the summer. Thoughts anyone? I know this topic has been beat to death.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:35 AM   #17
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started using Castrol 0W-30 Euro Formula. Only one change so far but liking it pretty well. I think it was all OEM Honda oil prior. I have ~37k miles only on an 07 V6. Haven't noticed any changes in MPG but everything is buttery smooth.
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I just use whatever synthetic is on sale at Autozone for 25.00 for 5 quarts of oil with filter, 5w 20.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:21 PM   #19
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humm.. what to do. hard choice. and thanks for the input
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:42 PM   #20
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^ Same here Accordian. I'm surprised you aren't running 5w-30 or 10w-30 in that Arizona heat. I've been debating switching for the summer. Thoughts anyone? I know this topic has been beat to death.
Well I just use what Honda recommends for the engine. I've always done that and never had any problems, so why fix what ain't broken.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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im guessing 5-20 will give u more mpg over 5-30? is it okay if i switch to 5-20? im at 76k right now and if nothing bad is going to happen then i guess ima switch over to 5-20 to squeeze out the extra mpg.
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^I started using 5w-20, when I hit the 50K mark I switched to 5w-30 for extra protection. Just my opinion, I would stay with 5w-30, or switch to 0w-30 because of your miles.
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so who vote to change mobile 1 to RP??
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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:26 PM   #24
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QUOTE=vasekvi;1745287]I just use whatever synthetic is on sale at Autozone for 25.00 for 5 quarts of oil with filter, 5w 20.[/QUOTE]

Same here, we'll never come to a conclusion on this, we all have different performance mod's and we all drive differently. Who's to say!!! [
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5w 20 cuz that's what the oil cap says. And I would prefer to use Mobil 1 if it were always on sale. Mobil 1 is used by many car manufacturers as the oil they fill their performance cars with from the factory. But as I said before, I just go with whatever synthetic is on sale.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:23 PM   #26
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use castrol, that's what vin disel's character used in fast and furious for his chevelle
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:18 PM   #27
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im going to test torco oil...i made about 240 whp with Mobil 1 0w 20 but i noticed my exhaust smell got a bit richer im thinking this has to do with clearance issues of the oil passing the piston rings and getting into the combustion chamber...my oil level still remains consistent for about 700 miles now but thats my observation with switching from conventional oil to Mobil 0w 20.....

My opinion is i may be losing a small amount of compression with this oil due to it passing the piston rings based on the smell. So im going to try conventional 5w 30 and see if the smell goes away then check my compression numbers.....i currently have 200 psi in all cylinders. Once i figure out what grade is suitable ima get the Torco brand oil becuz they claim a 4% increase in horsepower and 100% synthetic on their website. I also spoke to the company representative at last years PRI show in Orlando. They gave me some very interesting knowledge such as the amount of zinc in fully synthetic oils is what protects and improves efficiency and/or horsepower. They told me no oils sold at your local autoparts are fully synthetic due to the laws against Zinc in fully synthetic oil being unsafe for catalytic converters. So the oils off the shelf are not allowed to be sold with the increased amount of Zinc to make them fully synthetic.
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no oils sold at your local autoparts are fully synthetic due to the laws against Zinc in fully synthetic oil being unsafe for catalytic converters. So the oils off the shelf are not allowed to be sold with the increased amount of Zinc to make them fully synthetic.
^Type of $h!t that irritates me. Every speed freak wants to know this. FTW!!!
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^Type of $h!t that irritates me. Every speed freak wants to know this. FTW!!!
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^Type of $h!t that irritates me. Every speed freak wants to know this. FTW!!!
im just telling you what i learned and i think its a valid point
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