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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Question: I keep hearing about this Royal Purple motor oil...What is so special about it?

 

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corn1, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Rockford, IL, August 10, 2013, 12:00
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Is it synthetic or conventional...Is synthetic really a plus to the engine, or just a costly oil change? Car has about 60,000 miles on it

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    Real Auto Haus (111 Answers) , Westmont, IL - (630) 361-6756
    TristanReal August 10, 2013, 12:20
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    There are a lot of myths about synthetic and conventional oil. Synthetic is much better for the engine in my opinion, it does not breakdown from heat as fast as conventional oil and works well under different ranges of temperature. Also depending on the brand/type different additives is added to the oil which can also help clean,prevent and protect engine from sludge build up. You can gather more info on this from manufacturers websites like Castrol, Valvoline, Mobile1, AMSOIL, Royal purple etc...

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    PARTS GUY, August 10, 2013, 17:54
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    With a true FULL synthetic you do not play chemists by adding any additives. There is no need.
    A real full synthetic lubricant stands only by it self.
    With a true full synthetic lubricant there is no, I repeat no sludge build up.

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    corn1, August 11, 2013, 14:12
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    thanks

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    PARTS GUY August 10, 2013, 16:58
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    If you want to know the real truth about synthetic lubricant contact me at autoknowhow@gmail.com.
    Synthetic oil is cheaper than a regular oil change if used properly.

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