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Changing fluids in truck need opinions

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Masada, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    I'm going to be changing my fluids (everything but the engine I use mobile 1 for that) in my truck and would like some opinions on Royal Purple synthetic.

    I saw on trucks and other shows that they are a good brand and help eliminate drag on the moving parts.

    Anyone have onions or stories otherwise?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    I prefer mobil 1 as my synthetic engine oil. I have not heard anything bad about any RP products.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.

    Are you just talking about the engine oil, or other fluids too?
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    Diff, trans, transfer case and all others...
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    I prefer Mobil 1 as its more readilly availible.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Ya that's what I was thinking, I don't even know where I could get RP.

    There sight says Autozone, but I've never looked and I have never scene it there.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    i saw the show and royal purple says that you must also use filters made for synthetic oil,they say synthetic oil breaks the media or filter down in a conventional filter,i dont know thats just what they said.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    I think that was proven to be a myth.....I cant find the site right now, but as soon as I do I will post it up....
     
  9. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    Here:

    http://www.ehow.com/about_5510369_synthetic-oil-myths.html



    Special Filter Required for Synthetic Motor Oil

    Any oil filter can be used with synthetic oil. An oil filter is designed to catch solid particles, and the filter element acts just as well with synthetic oil running through its fibers, as it does with conventional oil. It is always recommended that a high performance oil filter is used, regardless of what type of oil is going to be running through it.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    part in bold:
    Would you consider the Toyota filter a high performance filter? If not, who makes one?

    I still plan on running Mobile1 Synthetic in the motor and I was thinking RP for everything else...but if I can't find it to buy then something else. I just want to make sure no one else has tried it and said it killed their truck or something crazy like that :)
     
  11. Nov 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    I used to doubt the Filter from the dealership, but after doing some testing, the particulates in the oil are no more when useing it, as opposed to useing a Mobil 1, K&N, or other filter.
     
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    I like the OEM filters!
     
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    X2.
     
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    My dad has always told me to get the OEM filter, they are usually cheaper and better quality.
     
  15. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    FWIW, I noticed the Mobil 1 filters cause the oil pressure to build more slowly in the winter months.....
     
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    Wow that just sound kind of scary...I think I'm going to stick with the OEM filter.

    So no one has any horror stories or anything about RP huh...
     
  17. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    Not really scary. I noticed this in my Dodge (as the Tacoma doesnt have a oil psi gauge), that it took about 4 to 5 times longer for the psi to build up to operating pressure. I tested 3 different Mobil 1 filters, and had the same results, so Im pretty sure its a design thing....Not sure what kinda damage/wear can result from this, but I know start up is where the most wear can happen, so I wont use them.
     
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    i know this is an old thread but seriously check into rp b4 u buy it! it's one of the worst performing motor oils on the market. they just market the crap outta it! i use amsoil in my taco and mobil 1 in my corolla both of these oils are excellent! mobil one is just slightly cheaper and easier to get. since i tow things with my truck and it also cost alot more than my car i feel comfortable paying the extra $ on the amsoil for it. its suppose to give better heat and wear protection?
     
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