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#4498624 - 08/26/17 11:44 AM Why the hate for Royal Purple?
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 709
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
I'm curious why there are 1. plenty of negative comments about Royal Purple on here 2. not more people here that use it.

In comparison to other specialty oil brands like Amsoil and Redline, it's easier to get (for example, you can find regular Royal Purple on the shelf at O'Reilly auto parts and order special versions like HPS, HMX, etc for the next day) and it's price competitive or cheaper. I just switched over it and and on the 2nd Royal Purple OCI for both my vehicles I intend to send UOAs to Blackstone so I'll be able to decide whether I should continue using it or not, but in the mean time I'm curious why y'all don't like it?

Thanks for any input.

PS: It's purple, how awesome is that?


Edited by dogememe (08/26/17 11:49 AM)
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#4498635 - 08/26/17 11:57 AM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
its expensive. Ive used it. No complaints.
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#4498643 - 08/26/17 12:09 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: E150GT]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6532
Loc: Texas
Mainly cost.
Another bone to pick - last year I switched to using the HPM version in my outboard motor.
I wanted to use it again this year - can't be found ...

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#4498654 - 08/26/17 12:26 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2894
Loc: Wet side WA
When I find it on sale and its under $23 I'll buy it!
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#4498655 - 08/26/17 12:27 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
Starman2112 Offline


Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 326
Loc: East Tennessee
Good oil, but cost and availability are why I don't buy it.
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#4498661 - 08/26/17 12:34 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3892
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
basically, it's ust overpriced for what it is...

and the purple is a gimmick, the colorant goes away quickly in use.

and i'm a guy who loves a good purple gimmick.
i write this with a bottle of Elmer's glue on my desk, that goes on purple, and dries clear.


Edited by earlyre (08/26/17 12:36 PM)
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#4498663 - 08/26/17 12:36 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 2998
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
I don't think it's "hate" per se, but there is no ROI for the expense with RP.In other words, there are many other oils that provide the same or better results with much less investment.

P.S.
Schaeffer Oil is GREEN, how awesome is that?
Pennzoil (Havoline, Mobil, P66, Valvoline) is GOLD how awesome is that?



Edited by beanoil (08/26/17 12:40 PM)
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#4498670 - 08/26/17 12:43 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
Timo325 Offline


Registered: 08/31/14
Posts: 345
Loc: AL,NC,TX,Germany,Korea,Italy
I don't dislike RP at all.

The oil is overpriced for the job that it does. There are many good oils out there that can do the job as good for a cheaper price.





Edited by Timo325 (08/26/17 12:51 PM)
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#4498671 - 08/26/17 12:45 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 496
Loc: texas
Because most cars are sold today because the creature comforts are falling apart (seats, headliners, door handles, AC, paint, etc)

Insufficient engine oil related problems are rare unless the engine is abused like rarely changing the oil, allowing it to leak below the dipstick before topping it off, or running a completely inappropriate oil like super thick oil in an engine that needs thin or vice versa.

I haven't seen a single study that proved an engine lasted longer when running brand X vs Brand Y with proper OCI.

RP is good oil but there are also other good oils that costs far less.

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#4498676 - 08/26/17 12:49 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4886
Loc: MA
Right, when it was on clearance at Autozone for $2 a quart it's fine. But why go out of your way to pay for an expensive oil when just using the right oil speced by the manufacturer is more than enough? The engine is usually the last thing that will die on a car and the oil doesn't really matter that much these days. It will either rust apart or the transmission will die or it will have too much deferred maintenance. Only time the engine dies is if it's a design defect by the manufacturer and using an expensive oil isn't going to help.

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#4498678 - 08/26/17 12:52 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: Timo325]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Timo325
I don't dislike RP at all.

The oil is overpriced for the job that it does. There are many good oils out there that can do the job as good for a cheaper price.


Same here.....

I ONLY buy RP when it goes on CLEARANCE
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#4498679 - 08/26/17 12:55 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7727
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Ever since RP went with API approved oils, they've taken a back seat to Red Line, no question. It's hard to pay double M1 prices (after rebate), or triple QSUD prices (also AR), for a Group III based oil! But-their HPS is still pretty good, when you can find it.
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#4498684 - 08/26/17 12:59 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: Wolf359]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: danez_yoda

I haven't seen a single study that proved an engine lasted longer when running brand X vs Brand Y with proper OCI.
Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Only time the engine dies is if it's a design defect by the manufacturer and using an expensive oil isn't going to help.


Wrong on both counts when it comes to heavy towing.

I have had piston rings get stuck (more like *welded*) in the lands due to excessive piston ring pack heat when worked hard towing heavy loads.

Granted - this is a situation that 99%(or more) of the people on here never encounter.

In situations like that, an oil that can handle higher temperatures is needed.
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#4498688 - 08/26/17 01:07 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18294
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Imo,they got sucky when they sold out to a corporation and were no longer a premium exotic boutique. They removed the moly,zddp,and Synerlec.
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#4498689 - 08/26/17 01:09 PM Re: Why the hate for Royal Purple? [Re: dogememe]
nascarnation Offline


Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 818
Loc: Indiana
No hate, just ignoring due to the value equation.
It sits on the shelf at WM next to the Mobil 1 Annual, gathering dust.

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