Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30

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So I went to a local AZ for a EGR gasket and struck up a conversation with store manager about any clearance oil grin2 He had 3 jugs of M1 0W20 EP but only said 50% the $46 so last price FIRM was $20 each for em meh.... PASS !! smirk2 14 single qts of Castrol GTX HM synblend 20W50 for $1.50 each hmmmmm ??? coffee BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! He had 4 5qt jugs of Royal Purple 5qt for $15 each thumbsup What ya think guys ?? Should I bite or pass ?? May storage space is getting tight, But it is Royal Purple shrug Dave
 
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Originally Posted by GMguy84
What ya think guys ?? Should I bite or pass ?? May storage space is getting tight, But it is Royal Purple shrug
You're basing your decisions by the COLOR of the oil? Sounds more like a marketing gimmick.
 
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A jug of Valvoline for $15 would be a no-brainer, don't see why this would be any different, especially considering that they are the same oil. If you do pass, tell me which store and I'll go pick them up.
 
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Originally Posted by JustN89
A jug of Valvoline for $15 would be a no-brainer, don't see why this would be any different, especially considering that they are the same oil. If you do pass, tell me which store and I'll go pick them up.
The tractor supply by me has jugs of valvoline conventional on sale for $10. Have been thinking of getting it for topup oil for my truck.
 
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RP is nothing special but it's at least as good as any other name brand oil... Not worth a premium but $15 would otherwise get you Supertech so go for it!
 
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Originally Posted by JustN89
A jug of Valvoline for $15 would be a no-brainer, don't see why this would be any different, especially considering that they are the same oil. If you do pass, tell me which store and I'll go pick them up.
Both the add-pack and base are the same, in both separately labeled jugs? Another member here says Redline Dexos and Kendall Dexos are the same. Holy Smokes Batman!!!!
 
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RP API starburst oil is just similar to the older,and not great formulation of Synpower SO I wouldn't but it. That Purple dye fades fast, then all you got is mehh oil. Spend some extra bucks and Get Valvoline Advanced 5w30 Now THERE is the best 5W30 pseudosyn out there. Plus GF-6 is coming soon and you will have yesteryears' oil formulations sitting around.
 
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
RP API starburst oil is just similar to the older,and not great formulation of Synpower SO I wouldn't but it. That Purple dye fades fast, then all you got is mehh oil. Spend some extra bucks and Get Valvoline Advanced 5w30 Now THERE is the best 5W30 pseudosyn out there. Plus GF-6 is coming soon and you will have yesteryears' oil formulations sitting around.
It's SN Plus and D1G2 so it's plenty good oil. And why would anyone care about GF-6? I know my 10 year old Ford and 20 year old Chevy sure don't!
 
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Originally Posted by dogememe
And why would anyone care about GF-6? I know my 10 year old Ford and 20 year old Chevy sure don't!
Much like your dog food, oils keep getting better & better.
I don't have a dog?
 
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by JustN89
A jug of Valvoline for $15 would be a no-brainer, don't see why this would be any different, especially considering that they are the same oil. If you do pass, tell me which store and I'll go pick them up.
Both the add-pack and base are the same, in both separately labeled jugs? Another member here says Redline Dexos and Kendall Dexos are the same. Holy Smokes Batman!!!!
Their additive packages are essentially identical, yes. You can compare, if you don't take my word for it. Here's the latest version of Royal Purple and Valvoline. I can't speak definitively for base oils, but I seriously doubt there's a great deal of difference between the two. This isn't to disparage RP, in fact, it's the opposite. For $15, people would be calling a jug of Valvoline a steal. Seems like it should also be a steal if you can get RP for the same price.
 
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Originally Posted by dogememe
Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
RP API starburst oil is just similar to the older,and not great formulation of Synpower SO I wouldn't but it. That Purple dye fades fast, then all you got is mehh oil. Spend some extra bucks and Get Valvoline Advanced 5w30 Now THERE is the best 5W30 pseudosyn out there. Plus GF-6 is coming soon and you will have yesteryears' oil formulations sitting around.
It's SN Plus and D1G2 so it's plenty good oil. And why would anyone care about GF-6? I know my 10 year old Ford and 20 year old Chevy sure don't!
Ha! Good one dogememe. Is there even anything to get excited about with GF6? I'm sure it's just more neutered oil that's only good for an engine needing -5w0 or something ridiculous. Haha.
 
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
RP API starburst oil is just similar to the older,and not great formulation of Synpower SO I wouldn't but it. That Purple dye fades fast, then all you got is mehh oil. Spend some extra bucks and Get Valvoline Advanced 5w30 Now THERE is the best 5W30 pseudosyn out there. Plus GF-6 is coming soon and you will have yesteryears' oil formulations sitting around.
GF-6/API SP will by in large mirror D1G2 performance wise with one notable exception is volatility for GF-6 is still capped at 15 as opposed to 13% for GMs standard. Gen 3 of Dexos 1 is rumored to be available for licensing by Q2 of next year. It drops volatility to 12.5% and has tighter (test) limits on things like thickening, sludge control, wear, deposits and fuel efficiency. Gen 3 will be the next big "change", not GF-6, or any oil currently licensed D1G2.
 
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Originally Posted by Artem
Is there even anything to get excited about with GF6? I'm sure it's just more neutered oil that's only good for an engine needing -5w0 or something ridiculous. Haha.
Education is always better than imagination: https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/about-us/mobil-1/mobil-1-modern-engines/ilsac-gf-6 https://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/education/what-you-need-to-know-about-ilsac-gf-6.html https://www.lubrizoladditives360.com/specifications/passenger-cars/ilsac/ilsac-gf-6/ https://www.infineuminsight.com/en-gb/resources/ilsac-gf-6/ilsac-gf-6-engine-tests/ https://phillips66lubricants.com/gf-6-need-to-know/ Grades are delineated between GF-6A and GF-6B.
 

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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Artem
Is there even anything to get excited about with GF6? I'm sure it's just more neutered oil that's only good for an engine needing -5w0 or something ridiculous. Haha.
Education is always better than imagination: https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/about-us/mobil-1/mobil-1-modern-engines/ilsac-gf-6 https://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/education/what-you-need-to-know-about-ilsac-gf-6.html https://www.lubrizoladditives360.com/specifications/passenger-cars/ilsac/ilsac-gf-6/ https://www.infineuminsight.com/en-gb/resources/ilsac-gf-6/ilsac-gf-6-engine-tests/ https://phillips66lubricants.com/gf-6-need-to-know/ Grades are delineated between GF-6A and GF-6B.
The last link (P66) seems to suggest a -6B is not backwards compatible, but I'm assuming they're just thinking if you need 0W-16 you wouldn't be mixing. Will time stop and gravity reverse if you top off with 0W-16 in an "older" vehicle filled with 0W-20?
 
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Originally Posted by D60
Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Artem
Is there even anything to get excited about with GF6? I'm sure it's just more neutered oil that's only good for an engine needing -5w0 or something ridiculous. Haha.
Education is always better than imagination: https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/about-us/mobil-1/mobil-1-modern-engines/ilsac-gf-6 https://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/education/what-you-need-to-know-about-ilsac-gf-6.html https://www.lubrizoladditives360.com/specifications/passenger-cars/ilsac/ilsac-gf-6/ https://www.infineuminsight.com/en-gb/resources/ilsac-gf-6/ilsac-gf-6-engine-tests/ https://phillips66lubricants.com/gf-6-need-to-know/ Grades are delineated between GF-6A and GF-6B.
The last link (P66) seems to suggest a -6B is not backwards compatible, but I'm assuming they're just thinking if you need 0W-16 you wouldn't be mixing. Will time stop and gravity reverse if you top off with 0W-16 in an "older" vehicle filled with 0W-20?
I would imagine it depends on how much you use and how sensitive some component, like oil control valves and hydraulic tensioners, are to viscosity.
 
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