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#4408880 - 05/19/17 04:35 PM Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple?
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: apple valley, ca
I have a chance to buy the 15w40 RP diesel oil in gallon jugs for $9.50/ea. I know many here don't care for RP. Should I or not?
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#4408881 - 05/19/17 04:40 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Pass on it

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#4408882 - 05/19/17 04:44 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Do it! You can probably use it in your KLR250!
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#4408884 - 05/19/17 04:46 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Unless my math is wrong........$9.50/4qts = $2.375 per quart. Pretty good buy I'd say. Your 87 F250 could use it also.
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#4408897 - 05/19/17 05:05 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: oldhp]
Chris142 Offline


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Originally Posted By: oldhp
Unless my math is wrong........$9.50/4qts = $2.375 per quart. Pretty good buy I'd say. Your 87 F250 could use it also.
I would use it in the f250
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#4408905 - 05/19/17 05:15 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 08/05/15
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I'd buy it.

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#4408920 - 05/19/17 05:32 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 09/25/09
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For that price, why not?
The RP diesel oil is good stuff from what I've read and the price is that of any no-name diesel oil.
Sounds like a deal to me.
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#4408925 - 05/19/17 05:37 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Donny would buy it for sure.
Seems like a good price to me.
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#4408929 - 05/19/17 05:42 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 05/06/15
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Loc: California
I'd buy it.

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#4408944 - 05/19/17 06:06 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 3425
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
I would not pay $3.99 for RP. Ever since it was spun off UnoCal when it was their premier oil back in the 1970's, it has steadily gone downhill frown
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#4408952 - 05/19/17 06:17 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 899
Loc: PA
At that price, grab it.
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#4408961 - 05/19/17 06:27 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 07/07/15
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Loc: Down Under
Originally Posted By: Chris142
I would use it in the f250

If it is a good price and you can use it, then yes I would buy it.

PQIA tested some PCMO 5W20 oils recently and the Royal Purple did well, it had the lowest Noack volatility of the whole group. I know this is a different oil, but it shows RP still knows how to formulate a good oil.
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#4408984 - 05/19/17 07:01 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: BrocLuno]
Langanobob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 66
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Unocal's premier oil was Royal Triton. No connection whatsoever with Royal Purple, other than the color.

Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
I would not pay $3.99 for RP. Ever since it was spun off UnoCal when it was their premier oil back in the 1970's, it has steadily gone downhill frown

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#4409015 - 05/19/17 07:34 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: Chris142]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 6499
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
That's a great deal! Unless I'm mistaken, there aren't many full syn 15W40s on the market, & if the RP diesel oil still has Synerlec (as it used to), it's some really good oil.
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#4409027 - 05/19/17 07:42 PM Re: Would you pay $9.50 for a gallon or Royal Purple? [Re: bullwinkle]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 3488
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
A RP rep told me they start with Mobil1 stock. I don't know if that goes for their diesel products.

If it's in line with good oils on sale I'd go for it. How can you lose?

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