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    Thread: ROYAL PURPLE oil, any one using it?

    1. 12-07-2009 09:23 AM #1
      So Ive heard some good things about the Royal Purple oil, a guy I know is using it on his 99 E39 BMW and recommended it to me. Does any one agree/disagree that I should use it? Thanx

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      12-07-2009 03:16 PM #2
      if you're anal about y our car use it.. but I think its overkill, go to bobistheoilguy.com to know more about oils
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      12-07-2009 03:51 PM #3
      I do

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      12-07-2009 04:43 PM #4
      I've been using it for most of my 250K miles, good stuff.

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      12-07-2009 05:26 PM #5
      They are getting sued for false claims. I wouldn't run it if I was you.
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    6. 12-07-2009 11:13 PM #6
      I might try it anyway....who's wit me?

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      12-08-2009 03:31 AM #7
      If you want to pay alot for oil that isn't falsely advertised run Amsoil. I run 5w 30 Pensoil and a Wix or Purolator filter. Purolator has a Wix element, same thing. Doesn't cost a fortune either, but I will admit I tried the Purple when it was on sale once, but then read about it being advertised as a synthetic and its not.
      Not trying to start an oil war, just putting some info out their.


      Modified by GinsterMan98 at 3:37 AM 12-8-2009
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      12-08-2009 09:32 AM #8
      The piece in this article that concerns me - is not the false advertizing its the misleading part - where they say they are certified - but don't specify which certifications they have, the newer car's need the right certification (or the company could potentially not honor your engine warranty).... regardless of the brand you choose make sure it meets the standards outlined in the manual - that way you know it meets the minimum expectations of the engineers that built your motor.


      which royal purple may not.... i would run Amsol or even Lucas here locally in canada. before RP.

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      12-08-2009 10:35 AM #9
      I use it, motor oil and tranny gear oil. 'Horsepower' (spike tv) did an oil test with a chevy small block and got 7 extra hp from running Royal Purple over generic oil.

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      12-08-2009 06:03 PM #10
      That claim is open to interpretation. I am not saying that it is not true, only that they are trying to claim their oil is something its not. Amsoil does not submit their oils for testing either. They in fact do not have any vw 5XX certifications. They do however independently test their oils to meet or exceed those specifications. Royal Purple does the same when it comes to certification. This is for the customer to decide if the criteria is meet by analyzing the data provided by the oil maker vs other leading brands. This is were RP falls behind amsoil and other over the counter oils. I run Honda MTF in my trans with no grinds, but it does not have the gl4/5 cert.
      All vehicle manufactures must submit their specifications and make them available for other oil companies. This info is not proprietary and can be duplicated without the original manufactures certification. This is very common if you do some research, but most don't have specific certs from specific vehicle manufactures.


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      12-08-2009 06:13 PM #11
      All I know is here in our shop we don't like it because you can't take quick looks at it to see if it is becoming burned so we've always flushed it out. We primarily use BG and AMSOIL fluid for ATF and MTF unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer (example honda cr-v diff. oil)

      However I have not personally used Royal Purple so I am only basing this off of experiences here in the shop.

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      12-08-2009 09:22 PM #12
      You guys are running MTF in your tranny?

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      12-08-2009 09:42 PM #13
      I use Royal Purple. 3 years, almost 600hp later and the metal under the valve cover, cam lobes and bearing surfaces look new.
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      Clearly you aren't familiar with the "Golden Corrado". It's so clinically clean that in the event that you must urinate it must be done at least one zip code away in fear that it may catch a staph infection.

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      12-08-2009 10:19 PM #14
      Yes, I run Honda MTF in my trans. I have for years including my TDI for the last 80k. The TDI had a third gear grind issue shifting at 2700 rpm. Put in the MTF and no grinds for the past 4 years.
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      12-09-2009 07:59 AM #15
      MTF ?
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      12-09-2009 01:00 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Driverwanted »
      MTF ?

      Manual Transmission Fluid


      I used the recommended weight gear oil.......75W90. It has worked great. I didnt have any issues when I put it in but it did smooth it out a bit.


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      12-15-2009 05:12 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by vr2jetta »

      Manual Transmission Fluid


      I used the recommended weight gear oil.......75W90. It has worked great. I didnt have any issues when I put it in but it did smooth it out a bit.

      people think that if its not in the VW "bible" it does not work

      I use Rotella Synthec

      about the 7 hp RP claims it was probably in a 300+ hp car.. just like the advertisement of 20+hp for the K&N filters.. dont ever go by their advertisement...... think....

      but like I said before $9 for a quart on a regular car is...overkill

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      having cooling problems? check this out http://the-corrado.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68720

    18. 12-19-2009 04:36 PM #18
      now. I've been doing my research at work. and according to oil books and specs the best oil i've found for a VW would be AMSOIL. they even have a German Engines specific oil 50W40. and itried it in my JETTA GLX.... AWSOME!!!

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      12-30-2009 07:46 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by deniska »
      now. I've been doing my research at work. and according to oil books and specs the best oil i've found for a VW would be AMSOIL. they even have a German Engines specific oil 50W40. and itried it in my JETTA GLX.... AWSOME!!!

      50-40?

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      12-31-2009 07:42 AM #20
      ??? where the heck do you buy 50w40 ? and that seems like a foolishly heavy weight oil for an engine.... don't you mean 15w40 ?
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      12-31-2009 01:13 PM #21
      Its actually 5w-40 European Motor oil. Recommened for MB 229.31/.51 and VW 502.00/505.00/505.01.
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      01-01-2010 01:52 PM #22
      Just noticed after all these years of using it, the bottle shows a VAG dash on the label:


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