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Royal Purple Whats the Deal?

Good morning everyone. I have a quick question. I have been hearing lots of talk about people switching their oil to Royal Purple, and I am curious about it? Is it a synthetic? What's so special about it? Does it live up to the hype? Do you Mustang veterans use or recommend it?


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Overpriced and overhyped.


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your posts are usually right on, so I am taking that to heart. Is it really all just hype? Should I just stick with my Motorcraft?

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VERY OVERPRICED!!! Get a good Synthetic Oil. Motocraft is good for our cars. I use that or Mobile-1 or Aimsoil.

Royal Purple is jsut like Mark said above, Overhyped.

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There have been some independent studies that show that RP claims are inflated and the oil is really no better than any other synthetic. But... It is purple! I run plain old Motorcraft blend.

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once I go to synthetic I cant ever go back to dino right? So far I have been taking it to the Ford Dealership where I bought the car, and having them do the Motorcraft changes. I am able to do it myself, but like the convenience of the dealer doing it.

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I also use the Motorcraft Semi-synth blend. Once in awhile I use the Motorcraft full synth.




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I heard a mechanic say that on newer cars it doesn't hurt it if you swap from a synth-blend to a full synth and back again. Even with that said i still won't do it.


I'm also using motocraft synthetic blend.

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I've gone back and forth from synthetic to blend a couple of times.

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There have been some independent studies that show that RP claims are inflated and the oil is really no better than any other synthetic. But... It is purple! I run plain old Motorcraft blend.
i work at a Ford dealer and synthetic is def the best way to go. thats all ive ever used in my mustang and my roommate uses it for his f-150 and loves it

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Is it a synthetic? Does it live up to the hype? Do you Mustang veterans use or recommend it?
Yes, Yes, and Yes

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What's so special about it?
YouTube - Royal Purple Synthetic Oil Explained V8TV

YouTube - Increasing Performance with an Oil Change

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What oil did they use exactly to compare?
Did anyone else notice the rather LARGE temp increase with Royal purple? Temps stayed below 100 with the "other oil" As soon as royal purple was added it jumped. It rapidly increased to well over 112 with royal purple.


In the second video... Exactly how long was it since the previous oil change? Promotional videos are great. Every company has one.

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If you are going to change your oil at recommended intervals then the Motorcraft semi-syn is fine....I use it in my Scion xD.:kooky:

But on a forced induction motor or one that you are not worried about arguing over warranty concerns, use a full syn....I use Amsoil in my F150 [130,000 mi], Ranger [supercharged 5.0] and HHR-SS [turbocharged and 3500mi].

Royal Purple and Redline are mostly hype...proven by the advertising dollars [see above videos] and lack of following in the industry. They are not a bad choice of oil, just better for the same money....Mobil 1 or Amsoil.

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What oil did they use exactly to compare?
"A well known high quality synthetic oil"


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In the second video... Exactly how long was it since the previous oil change? Promotional videos are great. Every company has one.
I agree promotional videos are great

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Now that video i like.

Does show its pretty much just hype. Proves it one of the better things, but not "OMG DUDE I SHAVED A 1.5 OFF MY TIME WITH IT!" type stuff.


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