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Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by warrantbird, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Nov 29, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    warrantbird

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    Has anyone used Royal Purple Synthetic Oil on their engine, tranny, rear differential, and were there any benifits?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Many people are running Royal Purple in their trucks, and the consensus is they like it. :)
     
  3. Nov 29, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    i've ran royal purple in the engine since i bought it.. it's alot cleaner when i change it every 5000 miles.. only down side is that it costs about 60 to 70 a oil change depending on what filter you get ha ha
     
  4. Nov 29, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    I've been running Royal Purple in my ProbeGT for years and plan on switching the Taco over soon. I've never had a problem and it keeps the internals looking good. Big improvement from using your standard Dino oil.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2008 at 1:45 AM
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    ERdept

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    I want to try it too. I'm convinced that really any major brand of synthetic is better than dino oil.

    I mean even just looking at how if flow when cold. It's like corn syrup, whereas synthetic just flows.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2008 at 2:04 AM
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  7. Nov 30, 2008 at 5:25 AM
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    Red Razor

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    I used their max gear oil in my rear dif for about a week. My LSD didn't like it so I changed to conventional oil with a tube of friction modifier, no problems since.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2008 at 5:56 AM
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  9. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    just changed out diffs and transfer two weeks ago with Royal P. haven't noticed any real benefits other than peace of mind and not having to worry about it for a long time.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    lsocoee

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    You aren't the only one that has had issues, so I'm reiterating, for all the TRD sports, don't use synthetic in your rear differential.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2008 at 3:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    i have been using mobil1 and pennzoil platinum for a good while, but havent heard anything bad about rp. if fact, a buddy bought a used ford explorer a good while back, and first oil change....he switched to rp. he said it ran way smoother, then when he did the next oil change......he said all kinds of crud came out with the oil.............the rp really cleand the internals of that motor pretty good.:)
     
  12. Dec 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    when did you change your transfer case ?
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