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 Post subject: Royal purple engine oil - What thickness?
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:21 am 
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Hey guys.
Needing an oil change soon so i thought i'd make the jump to royal purple to give it a go.
Just need to know which thickness i should get.
I think they only have a 10W/40 or a 15W/50 (correct me if i am wrong?)
Car has done 220k km
Also, has anyone got any feedback about these oils?

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 Post subject: Re: Royal purple engine oil - What thickness?
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:21 am 
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i just changed to royal purple and love it. it has given me 0.5-0.8L/100kmm better fuel economy
i put 5w/30 in my BA xr6

yeah it only comes in a few grades
Multi-Grade Oils: 5W30, 10W40, 20W50
Straight-Grade Oils: SAE 50

i think (maybe wrong its been awhile with ELs) but the book says -w/40 grade, i would probly stick with what the book says
dont worry about W (winter grade) as long as it isnt over 20w

any info; read this
http://www.royalpurple.com.au/article_i ... lement.php
it was a test done by commonwhore street machine mag, interesting read
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Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:15 am 
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Cheers for the info mate. Yeh i had a read through the stuff on their website and thought it sounded great so im gonna try it out. Im running 15W/40 at the moment so i'll go for the 10W/40 and give it a whirl!

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 Post subject: Re: Royal purple engine oil - What thickness?
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:07 pm 
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How much does this stuff set you back.
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:10 am 
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about $100 for 5L
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:30 pm 
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i used to use nulon and that was about $80 for oil and filter in my xr6t, ive switched to 15w-40 valveoline and now a service is only $40 for oil and filter, the money i save there beats any fuel saving id ever loose
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:45 pm 
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comagutsa wrote:
about $100 for 5L


...is it even worth it :?

An oil change for over $50 seems like a waste to me, but I'm a tight a***.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:32 pm 
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yer that stuff is far too overpriced to be worth it i've heard and think myself.. it would want to last 20,000km's for that. I use the vulvaline durablend in the ba and penrite in the au and both are usually under $40. changed at 5000k so thats expensive enough. I won't be buying a new car any time soon..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:35 pm 
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i will be extending my service time to 15,000km but i will change the filter every 7500km
i was changing my oil and filter every 10,000km
it it has made a big difference to the way my ute runs, smoother running and quieter , better fuel economy (about 0.5-0.8L/100km better)
Quote from their web site
"Royal Purple recommends following the manufacturer’s maintenance intervals while the vehicle is under factory warranty. In clean engines that are no longer under warranty, oil change intervals may be extended up to every 20,000 kms or annually, whichever comes first. Oil filter changes should be done as recommended by the filter’s manufacturer and oil should be topped off as needed.

In dirty engines, Royal Purple recommends the standard 5,000 to 10,000 km oil and filter change interval until the engine oiling system is clean and free of deposits left by lower quality oils and / or poor maintenance or mechanical problems. This will allow time to gradually remove existing deposits without overloading the oiling system. Mechanical problems such as fuel dilution, coolant leaks into the crankcase, poor air filtration and / or failure to maintain proper oil level are all detrimental factors to the service life of any engine oil. Any one of these factors can significantly shorten the useful service life of any oil
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its up to you what you want to put in it, this article help me make up my mind (its an oil comparison test)
http://www.royalpurple.com.au/article_i ... lement.php

the valveoline full synthetic is a good cheap oil as in article above

its up to you
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:00 pm 
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so how much oil do you think it ill take to top up after you take the filter off and change it ?

my bf gets just on 700kms a tank and my xr ute gets a bit over 650 with a 80 litre tank. not as good and not as fast but not as new or well looked after either.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:19 pm 
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I used gulf western once. It was absolute crap. Needed a change after 2000ks. Noisy as engine. Lost all its protective qualities.
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Id love an engine oil that could protect my motor like the purple crap could. But theres just something that makes me think its a setup....

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:23 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
Id love an engine oil that could protect my motor like the purple crap could. But theres just something that makes me think its a setup....



why do you think that
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:01 am 
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you would have to be a wizz kid with cars to notis a power gain from changing oil IMO, its just as bad as the ebay oil filter that "gives you 5hp"
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