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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I would like to say Welcome to

I would like to say Welcome to our newest sponsor Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants!

Many Lamborghini and Ferrari owners are switching to the Royal Purple Lubricants with outstanding results and I'm pleased that Royal Purple has chosen to become a sponsor!

I began using Royal Purple at Pinnacle Motorsports several years ago in selected clients cars with excellent results and since that time more and more owners having been requesting the switch after reading the impressive specs of the Royal Purple product lines. I would like all of you to visit their site when you have a few minutes and read up on the specs of their lubricants. I have found them very helpful and informative when queried on performance data also.

Royal Purple was a Co-Sponsor of The Texas Running of the Bulls 03 providing gifts and door prizes and we hope they will be active with TTRotB's 04 as well as being a welcomed sponsor here at Ferrari-Talk.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Excellent timing as I am about

Excellent timing as I am about to change both gear/motor oils. How do we buy RP products?


JL
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Their website has an excelent

Their website has an excelent dealer locator listed by state as well as a list of on-line retailers. Just click the ad
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Jeremy,

make sure you tell


Jeremy,

make sure you tell them Ferrari-Talk sent you


Royal Purple has been the "official oil" of choice in "The Worlds Fastest Ferrari Art Car" for several years now with excellent results!

 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Sad to say, the closest stocki

Sad to say, the closest stocking dealer to the Pinnacle Motorsports complex is.......

Tommy Vaghan FORD Parts Department, on Sheperd Drive, just north of I10, on the left going north, advisable on a one way street!

Enzo is spinning in his grave, at redline!

O'Reilly is stocking the oils, if that's all you need! Try the cooling system stuff too!

Speedy says "I like it!"
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Speedy also says, "Pay cas

Speedy also says, "Pay cash!"

Still, no discount!

Congrats on the site sponsor, JRV.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Some Very Interesting Reading

Some Very Interesting Reading on their site:

Hot Rod Endorses Royal Purple Lubricants

“It occurred to us that we've yet to run a test with Royal Purple® oil that didn't result in a power gain—it might be a marginal gain (as with our little Acura Integra), but it's a gain. We've also torn down some of our dyno engines that have been seriously abused, but with Royal P in the pan, the bearings have looked new. So consider this an approval of the company's line of synthetic lubricants with Synerlec®. We also like the spray lubricant, and while we can't document any improvements thanks to synthetic wheel-bearing grease, it makes us feel like we're doing the right thing when we pack bearings with that stuff, too.” —David Freiburger, Hot Rod magazine




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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Hi JR,
You recommened Royal P


Hi JR,
You recommened Royal Purple to me when I first joined the board. I plan on changing my F355 oil during the Tubi install (hopefully soon). My manual recommends Shell Helix Ultra SAE 5W-40 for the motor oil and Shell SAE 75W-90 for the gearbox.

I am just learning about cars, oils, etc.., on the Royal Purple site, I saw :

Multi-Grade Oils: 5W20, 5W30, 10W30, 10W40, 15W40, 20W50
Straight-Grade Oils: SAE 30, SAE 40, SAE 50

Would you recommend 5W30? Where I live the outside temperature ranges from about 50F to 75F year round.
Thanks and congrats on the new sponsor!
--tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Hi Tony,

That's a good


Hi Tony,

That's a good question about oil reccs. I'll see if we can get the Tech Guys at Royal Purple to give us an expert opinion. If they are willing we could provide them with OEM reccs on quite a few different models and see what the Oil Tech Experts have to say, how's that sound?

Anyone care to help make a list of questions we can submit?

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Add oil filters to the list of

Add oil filters to the list of questions. I am ready to order as soon as I know which Royal Purple products to order. :)
--tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hi Tony,

use the Factory Fi


Hi Tony,

use the Factory Filters. I'm not even sure any one makes a alternate filter for 355's.

I'll contact RP and get back with the reccs.

Regards, JRV
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
As I'm sure (hope)

As I'm sure (hope) most of you know, I've been running RP MaxLube in my BB gearbox ever since the overhaul...Shifts great cold, even on a 35F morning. No problems with diff chatter, or any other issues. I get my from Jeg's ($7.95/quart with a $9.00 handling charge...)

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
That is great to hear David! T

That is great to hear David! The most annoying thing with my F355 is the rough shifting until it is fully warmed up. It takes a good 15 minutes for it to feel smooth and I usually get to work in about that time
. I am hoping RP will help with that problem.
--tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Tony,

As tough as this is t


Tony,

As tough as this is to believe..my BB shifts better cold (and hot) than my daily drivers (Subaru (fair), Audi S4 (OK) and new BMW M3 (poor)!)

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
My 308 shifts fine cold or hot

My 308 shifts fine cold or hot also. The only trouble I have is downshifting into second. Hot or cold it is like hitting a brick wall. Then with a little wiggling it will get in there.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
David that is hard to believe

David that is hard to believe :).

My Toyota 4runner has 120k miles on it so far it shifts very smoothly hot or cold. I had a Porsche Boxster which was a great daily driver and it also shifted great cold or hot.

During a spark-plug change, I told the mechanic that it was impossible to put the F355 into second until it was fully warmed up. He smiled at me and
said "Didn't anybody tell you that you can not use second until it is warmed up? Just go from 1st to 3rd." He thought it was funny that I did not know. I checked the owners manual and it is not there, no federal warning labels in the visor :)

Jeremy, how does the 308 feel shifting from 1st to 2nd when it is cold?

--tony
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Tony,

First to second is


Tony,

First to second is smooth when cold. The only trouble I have is down shifting into second. Not sure why at this point. I haven't tracked her yet so it hasn't bothered me that much.



JL
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
20w50 RP went into my 85 308 G

20w50 RP went into my 85 308 GTB QV last weekend. Big difference. Tail pipe stinks less and oil pressure is solid at speed. And the stuff is purple...add some gold and I am in LSU heaven. Ohh...gratuitous USC slam required...ummm...stick to Condoms Trojans...OK would have slaughtered you.

I think I may run up to the factory and stock up on the goods. I hear some wheel bearings calling my name "Daddy...it is too wet to drive me! So maintain me!"
 
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