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Synthetic Oil

I was wondering if anyone here has used Royal Purple oils in their Taurus/Sable?

if so, how well as your car performed?

have you noticed ANY difference in performance? fuel economy? shifting?

I ask all of those questions since my grand father swears by the stuff for his cars.. including his '12 Ram 1500 HEMI

c: thanks for the help ladies and gentlemen

P.S., if YOU have better or similar results with other synthetics, let me know
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Dunno. I'm sure it's great oil, but I just can't justify the price, lol!
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hmm..

I mean, I generally use mobil1 in my 01 Taurus but I'm highly considering about getting an 08 SEL AWD to replace my current one.. so I was covering my bases before hand.
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I have a Motorcraft Synthetic blend in my Sable. The next oil change I'm planing on going full synthetic.

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I use Royal Purple in my SHO and just got the test results back from Blackstone Labs. I am really impressed with it and will continue to use it and Royal Purple filters. It's really not any more expensive then any other synthetic if you buy it buy the case. After having the oil tested I am really considering increasing my change interval from 3K to 5K.

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Had a guy come into our shop with nothing but AMSOIL for his 5.9 Cummins. I'm sure the oil is quite impressive, but in now way could I personally justify spending $200+ per oil change.

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I've used synthetic on and off. Can't tell any difference in performance. If you are intending to go longer periods between changes, likely you can do that with today's modern mineral oils and regular changes.
If you want to go more than 300,000 miles on the engine, maybe you can anyway. My '02 is beginning to look its age, maybe I don't want to keep it the rest of my life.
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I appreciate the responses c:

I was kinda getting a rough of idea of what different drivers were using. since I bought my 2001 Taurus in 2010, I've paid roughly 40 for an oil change, at the most expensive was 65 bucks at walmart (never going there again). I also used pure synthetic atf in my transmission making shift LOADS better then when I got it.

my 01 is rusting pretty bad (no surprise, I live in Michigan) but it's also suspension problems, the drivers door is slightly bent and doesn't shut completely so during a nice hard rain or an auto carwash, it leaks a tid bit. also with no power steering (again, living in michigan and where I live specifically, it's pothole city) I have to ""throw"" the car around...

so I've been leaning towards the Gen 5s (2008-2009) so when I drive to Bay City from Lansing and back about 2-3 times a month to see my kids, I have a MUCH better Taurus that'll last me loads longer. c:

but mainly I wanted people's inputs and opinions for motor oils since theres many people out there they swear by one thing or another when it comes to said oils.
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Had a guy come into our shop with nothing but AMSOIL for his 5.9 Cummins. I'm sure the oil is quite impressive, but in now way could I personally justify spending $200+ per oil change.
200 bucks?! that's just insane but I can understand since it's a diesel.
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