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#2014430 - 09/11/10 08:26 PM What color does Royal Purple turn after use?
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
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Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
And has it ever accelerated grenading of anyone's engine, thus leading to its dislike?

Perhaps ill try Royal Purple when i return to that car. Dropping an Oil Pan scares me hide particuarly since my Oil Pickup screen is likely fine, and im thinking more and more that simply running a good oil through, to soak up any old particulates and dirt left by whatever I did :confuse: as I forget what i did, "RP vs RedLine" as Redline will likely clean it up great due to polar esters.. then stick with one of those oils, if i see no leaks, etc.. is the way to go. 1 quart of MMO for good cause as people suggest, unless it is wholly unneded with those Oils.

The thing that concerns me, is the Purple pour. This would mean id be OK in adding the half a can of that Moly stuff to RP, however, does RP ever turn a normal color, after being in use? After the Purple goes away... does it turn Amber brown, or Blackish?

Much has been said about Oil color, this i know. i still believe that as Oil holds more and more contaminants, particularly one that is in an engine such as mine that perhaps has more to give (like lipadj46 said, it may not even be dirty.. valid point, at least not anymore, except for the residual,) then monitoring the oil for texture, smell, and darkness would make some sense.

Is it wise to run the car for a warm-up cycle, then change it, with "the cheapest Oil i can find" (which sometimes is Quaker State Q, if i go to WM and they have it for $5 a jug) before putting in the RP or RL? Logic being, whatever has accumulated from not only months/a year of sitting, but whatever happened the last time it was operated, will wash out, ready for nice new Oil? (When i return it will be that long a time)

I would sell the car. However, i honestly think id be happier "screwing with it for hours" then junking/selling it, for some minimal amount of money. I really do. I can learn so much, within my budget and learning curve... besides, its not going anywhere, so its my plaything of sorts. thumbsup (read: That means -not- taking the engine/car apart, bolt by bolt. To me, it means "Learning how to diagnose a car, particularly diagnosing if no fix is required." Even if its not so valuable. Sometimes, thats good! Gonna learn with it, and it will ride again too.

On that note.. Why do most people dislike Royal Purple? It seems like it exposes engine problems very well as per the linky, so if i have one confused perhaps I should re-think the RP idea and just stick to a more basic Oil with my Probe. They say RedLine puts a velvety coating on parts... confused

Also http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/general-ls...e-now-pics.html - Thread is "Did Royal Purple destroy my engine?," as related to an LS1.

Here it is, pouring Purple.

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#2014438 - 09/11/10 08:29 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: HangerHarley]
Audi Junkie Offline


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Pink.
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#2014443 - 09/11/10 08:33 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Audi Junkie]
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#2014444 - 09/11/10 08:33 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Audi Junkie]
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1239
Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
Pink.


Would you use it in your car

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#2014447 - 09/11/10 08:36 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: HangerHarley]
Burt Offline


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Is this a trick question?
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#2014450 - 09/11/10 08:38 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Audi Junkie]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11189
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
Pink.


Was that the 15w-40? wink When I use the other grades, they turn a normal oil color after a bit, whatever that is. I haven't tried the 15w-40 yet.

As to the original question by HangerHarley, sure, it'll be fine. The biggest criticism RP gets is that it's too expensive for what one gets. Others say if you shop around you can get a good deal. I get RP cheaper than everything except Mobil 1 and GC, so I do not hesitate to use it.

One could argue that RP is "worth" more money because of expensive base stocks, and how the regular stuff is cheaper than the European spec RP oils. I'm not going to go there, however, since oil companies tend to charge as much as the market will sustain.

If you can get it at a reasonable price, go for it. If you can't get it at a reasonable cost, or want to save some bucks, go with something else.

As for your cheap flush idea, in many cases, there's nothing wrong with that. When I changed my valve cover gasket, I did a cheap, short OCI just to make sure I didn't drop some debris in there or to ensure I'd be able to sleep at night - take your pick.

I wouldn't change oil with a cheap conventional and then rush to change it to synthetic just for giggles though. A shorter OCI, sure, but not too short. There's no point in wasting perfectly good oil. After all, most cheap oils are perfectly good.
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#2014451 - 09/11/10 08:39 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: HangerHarley]
lui Offline


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Posts: 147
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
i have no idea what you rambled on about in that whole first post. it's a bunch of useless information about nothing. anyway RP is fine engine oil. it turns to a normal engine oil color after a few minutes of running in your engine up to operating temperature and it stays quite clean for a long time as long as you don't have any mechanical problems. i don't think i have ever heard of anyone "loosing" an engine from any particular engine oil.

good luck

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#2014455 - 09/11/10 08:39 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Burt]
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1239
Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
Originally Posted By: Burt
Is this a trick question?


No, sorry, its not. I honestly dont know what color it would turn to.

I would assume it does NOT turn into a normal amber brown, since it starts off weird Purple. Researching Royal Purple, seems to expose whatever is wrong, with engine.

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#2014481 - 09/11/10 08:55 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: HangerHarley]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
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Quote:

It seems like it exposes engine problems very well as per the linky


? Is anyone getting the impression from the link that RP had anything to do with it?
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#2014492 - 09/11/10 09:05 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: simple_gifts]
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#2014497 - 09/11/10 09:08 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: simple_gifts]
Spyder7 Offline


Registered: 07/28/10
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Loc: NL, Canada
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Quote:

It seems like it exposes engine problems very well as per the linky


? Is anyone getting the impression from the link that RP had anything to do with it?


Yep. Whatever it was, it wasn't the RP.

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#2014502 - 09/11/10 09:16 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Audi Junkie]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 2760
Loc: MIchigan
Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
Pink.


With purple polka dots! shrug


Edited by Warstud (09/11/10 09:16 PM)

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#2014551 - 09/11/10 10:10 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: Warstud]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 9594
Loc: South Texas,USA
Here it is going into my engine :^) It stayed purple for several weeks,then turns "brownish" just like it says on their website. I`ll say it`s definitely the smoothest running oil I`ve ever used. Keeps the camshaft really shiny and clean too! :^D

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1992830#Post1992830
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#2014568 - 09/11/10 10:25 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: lui]
Lethal1ty17 Offline


Registered: 07/01/10
Posts: 676
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: lui
i have no idea what you rambled on about in that whole first post. it's a bunch of useless information about nothing.


i thought it was just me being tired and confusing myself. guess not.

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#2014573 - 09/11/10 10:27 PM Re: What color does Royal Purple turn after use? [Re: HangerHarley]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 9594
Loc: South Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: HangerHarley
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/general-ls...e-now-pics.html - Thread is "Did Royal Purple destroy my engine?," as related to an LS1.


Had nothing to do with either the RP or the Syntec. The guy who bought the TA simply got screwed and bought someone`s POS. There was a reason why the seller sold that car. I`m willing to bet he knew it had issues and wanted to sell it to the first sucker that came along.
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