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I think everyone's mileage is getting better at the first oil change, and a clean new filter helps.Tying this normal break-in improvement with a specific brand or type of oil is kind of bad science.
Exactly what I was alluding too.
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Just got home from my vacation, not that anyone cares but Napa was great, I love wine country and campaign was amazing. Truck still ran perfect for nearly 2000 miles since oil change now. Kaiser pass, highway 99, etc. still no issues, truck still feels better and got better mileage, trip overall averaged 17.9 Mpg but that includes off Roading (mostly light rock climbing and sand from a nearly dried up lake) and kaiser pass which is a one lane pass that has a ton of climbs and drops pretty much kept it in 2nd gear the whole time to help control downhill speed and climbing. Overall very happy with switching to 5w 30 and will stick with it from now on.
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I care! Napa is always great. I grew up in Sacramento and loved riding my bike through the winding hills of Napa Valley. Stopping for a quick taste here and there, of course...
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I work on pumps and turbines in the local refinery, and we would never use royal purple in any equipment period. The dye they add does not allow u to visuallly gauge if the oil is breaking down or possibly milky due to contaminates. I was told from a turbine rep that went for a facility tour at royal purple, that the reason they dye it is because their additive packages leave their oil very cloudy.
I will never put any oil in my truck that is dyed that dark period.
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