Smell of DELO 400

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Did my first change & fill with Delo 400. If you have some lying around, give it a sniff! I swear that this stuff smells like gin. Not sure if it's Tanqueray or Beefeater. I've never smelled oil like this before! I dig it! OK - Time for some fresh air. . . [stretch]
 
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For some reason, I've noticed that Valvoline MaxLife and Royal Purple smell nearly identical to one another. The best way I can describe it is kind of an alcohol smell; which is strange since we know motor oil has no alcohol in it.
 
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The new CJ-4 Rotella T has a distinctly "synthetic" smell to it. Doesn't smell like oil at all.
 
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For some reason, I've noticed that Valvoline MaxLife and Royal Purple smell nearly identical to one another. The best way I can describe it is kind of an alcohol smell; which is strange since we know motor oil has no alcohol in it.
If you've been close enough to Royal Purple to "smell it" then you obviously dont need a picture to see "purple oil"
 
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For some reason, I've noticed that Valvoline MaxLife and Royal Purple smell nearly identical to one another. The best way I can describe it is kind of an alcohol smell; which is strange since we know motor oil has no alcohol in it.
If you've been close enough to Royal Purple to "smell it" then you obviously dont need a picture to see "purple oil"
I only popped the cap at Pep Boys to take a wiff. I'd still like to see it in a jar though. I suppose some day I should just break down and buy a bottle.
 
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