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Old 06-03-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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what type of oils???

this weekend I'll be flushing motor oil, trans oil and dif oil what do you guy's recommend me using? I'll be tracking the car here and there but mostly road use but I do drive it a bit hard sometimes.

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Royal Purple. The best lube you can get. It's expensive as shit but works hella good. I'll be using this crap shortly when I finally get my car on the damn road.

Why Use Royal Purple?

Royal Purple formulates its products to maximize performance in real world applications. Numerous independent parties report performance gains by using Royal Purple lubricants.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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sounds good but do you have the grades that you used.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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i've been running RP Synchromax in the tranny and RP Max Gear 75w-90 in the diff..pretty pricey stuff but worth it.
i'm not sure about the RP engine oil,i thinking i might try it on my next oil change.
i ordered mine from http://www.precisiontuning.ca/
about $20 a bottle
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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Royal Purple. The best lube you can get. It's expensive as shit but works hella good. I'll be using this crap shortly when I finally get my car on the damn road.

Why Use Royal Purple?

Royal Purple formulates its products to maximize performance in real world applications. Numerous independent parties report performance gains by using Royal Purple lubricants.
I have the exact opposite experience using RP stuff.

My tranny doesn't like it, my engine doesn't like it, and neither did my friends engine (it actually started to foam).

RP is just over hyped, expensive crap. They just have good marketing people.

As far as engine oils go, I swear by Lubro/Liqui Molly (contact Bimmersport)... I just got my oil report back from Blackstone labs 2 weeks ago... everything is looking great with the engine wear and oil quality.

And for gear oils, either Redline or Motul fluids.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #6
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Thanks keep it coming
rp gear oil is like 30$ a bottle and i need two
15$ a bottle for engine oil and I need 7. Lol

I will check for motul
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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I have the exact opposite experience using RP stuff.

My tranny doesn't like it, my engine doesn't like it, and neither did my friends engine (it actually started to foam).

RP is just over hyped, expensive crap. They just have good marketing people.

As far as engine oils go, I swear by Lubro/Liqui Molly (contact Bimmersport)... I just got my oil report back from Blackstone labs 2 weeks ago... everything is looking great with the engine wear and oil quality.

And for gear oils, either Redline or Motul fluids.
Well it all depends. Mostly you use it with new engines that haven't had a million other oils mixed together. I know my dad did a engine flush and everything else and put new RP oils in and it works wonderful, even when it shifts auto is feels nicer. I'm going to be doing what he did with the car once I get things going good =\
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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My friends motor that foamed only saw Mobil 1 synthetic before trying RP... after the foaming he drained the RP, went back to Mobil 1 and never had an issue since.

My tranny on the other hand makes noises @ low speed ever since I put RP in (previously was OEM oil).

Oil is a touchy subject, but the for cost of RP engine oil you're just not getting your moneys worth, especially when people think you need to dump fully synthetic oil @ 5k just because it makes them "feel better".

And like I've said in another thread on here, the only way to tell how good your oil is with your intervals and setup is to get it analyzed.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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That's true. I've just had good hear say from my father and his friend who races dragsters and he uses RP. Can't win them all, but it's like everything else. Sometimes it works perfect and other times it just goes horribly wrong. Obviously, your and his car hated the RP brand and liked the OEM or Mobil1 stuff. I would suggest Mobil1 also as I had it in my Bonneville and didn't change the oil for 1.5yrs (Yes, very bad, but I was junking the car anyways). Wanted to just ruin the car but the engine still ran strong and sold the car to my dads friend for 500$ and he did some stuff and got 3grand for the car rofl..
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:05 PM   #10
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guy's thanks very much for all your personal experiences I will try le RP stuff and see how it works with me.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:57 PM   #11
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Amsoil and Mobil 1 are both good oils. You can't go wrong with either of those. I'm currently using Amsoil in the M5's.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #12
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good and I was woundering about the 15w40 recommendations in the book, can I put something else in the car?

never drive it winter time and most of the time in qc it abour 15-30 degres at the most during summer. But I do drive the car at times and track it from time to time.
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