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Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 #5360346 02/26/20 05:34 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360362 02/26/20 06:48 AM
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Somehow balance the crowding against the value of the savings. Only you can decide.

Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360372 02/26/20 07:10 AM
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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.

Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360393 02/26/20 07:36 AM
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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.

Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360396 02/26/20 07:39 AM
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Go for the RP.


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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: JustN89] #5360406 02/26/20 08:02 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360426 02/26/20 08:55 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: JustN89] #5360429 02/26/20 08:59 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: GMguy84] #5360431 02/26/20 09:00 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5360439 02/26/20 09:06 AM
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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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: dogememe] #5360452 02/26/20 09:15 AM
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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.


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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5360460 02/26/20 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
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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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5360466 02/26/20 09:35 AM
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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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Glad to see the D1G2 SN+ package in the latest RP.

I wonder if what GMguy86 saw on sale was the new formulation ...

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Re: Possible Clearance Score ?? Royal Purple 5W30 [Re: dogememe] #5360536 02/26/20 10:36 AM
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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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