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#2478498 - 12/31/11 03:53 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
shpankey Offline


Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I adore it. A true pleasure to drive. Gobs of torque on low rpm's is a treat to scoot around town with. A couple mods, intake & mid-pipe makes sizeable power gains cheap & easily due to a very poor stock intake design.

I put an ACT 6 puck carbon kevlar clutch in mine, cp-e rear motor mount & billet aluminum shifter bushings along w/ a good synthetic fluid (xt-m5-qs was impressive) have made for better shifting. I'm putting in a cp-e tranny mount & the jbarone short shift plate (a poor man's short shifter lol) soon to complete that area for me.

Love the car for sure though. I have a Devil's Own Stage 2 meth injection kit w/ 2.5 gallon sumped tank sitting here too, just too lazy to install, along w/ a high end catch-can kit. Just need to pickup a cp-e or corksport TMIC & downpipe to round out my upgrades before COBB does my AP Tuner w/ custom dyno tune to complete my setup (already have a catless mid-pipe installed.

Also thnx for that tire suggestion & info, I just happened to by buying tires this week also. I'm going w/ those now. I got 34k out of the stockers by some miracle, though they're bald. laugh
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#2478522 - 12/31/11 04:23 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
shpankey Offline


Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
P.s. Nice Z aqua!! I wanted that car since the late 90's so bad. Test drove a new one once, what an experience! :P

Got a pic or 2 to share? :-D
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#2479389 - 01/01/12 03:20 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: shpankey]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 4140
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Originally Posted By: shpankey
P.s. I don't like the Red Line MTF (85) I have in the tranny. Better than stock fluid (not by a lot) but nowhere near as good as the Ford Motorcraft XT-M5-QS honey I had in it before, which felt miles better in shift smoothness & quality. I'm wanting to try the GM stuff next per a member here suggested.


Interdasting! I agree. My Jaguar X-Type has the Redline MTF and it's not great. Too bad I have a stock of it, otherwise I'd put in something better.
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#2479404 - 01/01/12 03:37 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: South Texas,USA
Mustang manual trannies require ATF. Tremec even warns against using anything but. Carbon fiber synchros and needle bearings are the reason for this.
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#2479495 - 01/01/12 05:31 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: Cujet]
nleksan Offline


Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 562
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
Originally Posted By: Cujet
Originally Posted By: shpankey
P.s. I don't like the Red Line MTF (85) I have in the tranny. Better than stock fluid (not by a lot) but nowhere near as good as the Ford Motorcraft XT-M5-QS honey I had in it before, which felt miles better in shift smoothness & quality. I'm wanting to try the GM stuff next per a member here suggested.


Interdasting! I agree. My Jaguar X-Type has the Redline MTF and it's not great. Too bad I have a stock of it, otherwise I'd put in something better.


Buy some bottles of D4 ATF from Redline and do a 50/50 mix... A bunch of people I know do either that exact mix, or a 50/50 of MTL/MTF, for their track cars (from spec-Miata's to race-prepped M3's). Should give better cold-weather shifting without thinning too much at operating temp. Hope that helps smile
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#2487651 - 01/09/12 09:38 AM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: OVERKILL]
2k05gt Offline


Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 118
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
The guy who had the engine failure,I wonder if the outcome would`ve been different if he`d used M1`s 0W40,10W40HM,5W50,or 15W50? Was the cam and bearing failure due to too thin a lubricant? Or a lacking add pack? Was the cam wear caused by a breach of the oil film (being too thin) or an additive that was not present that if was,would`ve prevented the cam wear?


He had a rod bearing failure, not a cam failure AFAIK. And it could have been from dirt ingestion, a poor tune.....etc. We are dealing with modified cars here, not stockers.


aquariuscsm,
Funny you said this, I asked him about this. Remember he was running Livernois Stage 3 CNC Ported Heads and Comp 127500 (stage 5)Cams. These cams had a very high lift and duration so he had to Lockout the Cam Phasers. the reason that these cars require 5W-20 oil is that the cam phasers are activated by oil pressure, so using a heavy weight oil can affect the performance. but since he did not have the phasers he should have run a heavier weight oil, but he still ran the recommended 5W-20. He is a maintenance nut; he was meticulous about keeping up with it. I believe with the higher cam lift, and the 450+ HP on a NA car the crank case pressure was forcing the oil out the breather tubes. He had to put vent filters on the keep the oil from entering the intake. Could this contributed to the Spun bearing? Sure, along with a thinner oil than what he needed. Oh and yes he spun a bearing.

Overkill is right that his engine was heavily modified later in life, where my engine was slightly modified late in life. Although we both started Racing and modding our cars together, we stated away from internal mods to the engine until recently.

As most mustang owners we always start out with an Intake and tune, then Mufflers. The 2005-10 3- valves had these butterfly devices in the intake runners called charge motion plates, Steeda made deletes for them, then we moved on to under drive pulleys and suspension items, upper and lower control arms to combat wheel hop, a one piece aluminum 16lb drive shaft to get rid of the 50 lb two piece and installed Long tube headers. He lowered his car I stayed with the stock struts and springs. Then the Comp and FRPP came out with NSR (No springs required) cams so we did those. He was still losing to me at every race so he stepped up and installed a TR6060 GT500 Manual trans but hated it, so he bought a 5R55S Auto ( that same as mine) but was still could not beat me. I installed a TCI Super street fighter 3500 Stall and gained another 3 of tenths on him. So he went for the big guns, Maxed out the heads and cams and finally ran a 12.1 @ 114, so he was finally beating me. Well I could not let that happen so this past year I dumped the NSR cams and put in the next level and cleaned up the exhaust and intake ports on the heads, installed springs. I did not have the money to go his route and since I still drive my car daily to work, I would not like the way the Heavy cammed engine ran in traffic. (he has a Jeep as a daily driver). So I settled for what I have, I plan on running 12.1 this year and I would be ecstatic if I hit 11.9. I may look at some weight reduction like K Member and radiator support replacements among other things. But the engine will stay where it is unless I get a hair up my butt and trade it in for a 2013 Boss 302 wink


Edited by 2k05gt (01/09/12 09:47 AM)
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#2488000 - 01/09/12 03:21 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
shpankey Offline


Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
I can relate to the above ^^ post. lol :p Nothing like competitive fun between friends. It's like a disease once it begins. Hehe
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#2488044 - 01/09/12 03:55 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29157
Loc: NJ
Royal Sulfur.
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#2508611 - 01/28/12 03:27 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: shpankey]
2k05gt Offline


Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 118
Loc: Washington, DC
@ Shpankey,
It is, once you start it takes over.. What was cool is that we both worked on our cars together, we had a lot of fun doing it, He helped me pull the trans and install the converter, I helped him pull his engine and install the Heads and cams, so yea it was friendly competition, he is like a brother so no hard feelings at the end of the day we sit down and have a beer, and go over the racing timeslips to see where we could improve next time. It Sucks that his car has been down for so long, we don't hang out as much anymore, our family and work take up the time now.

@ Buster {Royal Sulfur} ?????????????? Not sure what that ment..
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#2743629 - 09/14/12 12:39 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
FordPerformance Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 8
Loc: WV, USA
i like it!

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#2743907 - 09/14/12 04:56 PM Re: Royal Purple Oil Experience - 2005 Mustang GT [Re: 2k05gt]
donnyj08 Offline


Registered: 08/12/12
Posts: 1027
Loc: indiana
nice car! i had an 02 gt a few years back with a p1sc running 10lbs of boost, and supporting mods. i didnt track the car much, but i did street race quite a bit. i used 5w20 motorcraft and a fl820s filter every 3-5k and it held up great, and stayed clean. i put about 40k on that car. it was bought at 80k and had always used 5w20 motorcraft. id stick with the royal purple if you like it!
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