Royal Purple - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 12:56 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 31
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Royal Purple

Can anyone give me any opinions on Royal Purple oil? Is it as good as they claim? Is it better to use their motor oil or should I purchase their racing oil? It is for use in strictly street application (68 GTO)

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 01:37 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: geraldton western australia
Age: 32
Posts: 72
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ive read about it but never used it i use penrite fully synthetic oil and its never let me down i also put some slick 50 additive in with it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 03:39 AM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 43
Posts: 10,733
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 19
Thanked 77 Times in 71 Posts
I`ve heard nothing but good things on royal purple, my father tried it and he`s plenty impressed with it as a gear lube, and he`s got to be one of the hardest to impress I know of.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 10:35 AM
1BAD80's Avatar
The Smell of Nitro in the morn
Last wiki edit: How to adjust valves Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Mich
Posts: 2,423
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Its one of the best on the market today. I use all their product's in all my car's & lawn mowers.
It does what the advertisement says it does. Heres the site for them,
Luv the smell of NITRO in the morning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 10:49 AM
Jmark's Avatar
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: phoenix
Age: 64
Posts: 5,033
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 124
Thanked 103 Times in 83 Posts
I used to be impressed with all the fancy schmancy high tech wizzbang oils, but my experiences have proved to me that if it meets the new car standards, its just fine. Never had a cam go bad either.

I use what ever is on sale at Kmart or Checker. I"ve used the cheapest crap I can get that still meets the car maker requirements. My last 350 had 168,000 miles on it when I pulled it out, ( and still running fine). My current 350 has 142,000 miles on it and is in super shape.

Last good deal I got was "Car and Driver 10w30" brand at Kmart for 29 cents a quart, on clearence. Currently, I buy the 5 quart jug at Walmart for under 5 bucks.

Then came the testing of all the "killer teflon additives" that proved out to be not much more than snake oil for you engine. In the roller bearing friction test, they proved that Canola oil ( french fry cooking oil!) out did most of the "special additives".

Some additives might be ok and help somehow, but over the life of the engine, how many hundreds or thousands of dollars more are you spending for them, compaired to how long the engine lasts?

Just my 2 cents worth, and i'm sure some one will offer me change!! LOL

Last edited by Jmark; 09-28-2003 at 10:57 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2003, 07:31 PM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,940
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 120 Times in 101 Posts
Royal Purple is very good oil, just like all the top name synthetic oils. Mobil 1, Redline, Amsoil, and Royal purple are all so close in independent tests that the difference is negligible. All syntheic oils break down at a much higher temp than conventional oils, your seals will go before the oil fails.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.