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Old 06-09-2010, 04:38 AM   #21
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Since this has moved toward a discussion of RP's products I will toss in some anecdotal "evidence". Because in part I got caught up in the gushing reviews, and because I could get it at the wholesale price, I had (at 30k miles) used RP's Synchromax to replace the stock juice in my '03 3650.

I used it again at 65k (once again I had a wholesale cost source), but when we did the clutch a month or so ago I could no longer get it at cost and used Mobil 1 ATF, and guess what--it shifts quite noticeably smoother, to the point that the little "hitch" between 1st and the neutral gate is almost gone.

Which gets me to something I have asked people for years, "Who do you thing has and spends more money for R&D? Mobil or Royal Purple (Amsoil/Redline/etc)?"
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:40 AM   #22
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ahh this is another turning into one of those "full synthetic" threads, gotta spend the extra dough on something that says full synthetic!
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:01 AM   #23
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OP how about this ...... Stick to what your owners manual recommends, nothing else and call it a day.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:32 AM   #24
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The thermostat maintains the engine temperature at it's (the thermostat's) nominal rating; that's it's primary function. It opens or closes--more or less, not completely--to keep the temperature within it's rated range. There is nothing that any additive to the coolant could possibly do to change that.

A "good" temperature is whatever the manufacturer decided it should be, for our cars 210°F is "normal", 180° would be cold and require retuning.

The "guy you know" is a dick, stop listening to him and start reading some decent books about internal combustion engines--Heywood's Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals is the "bible"...
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:03 PM   #25
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Sorry I was in the Maldivian islands last week. But thank you guys, I seriously ALMOST wasted my money on that stuff. I was actually on the verge of buying quite a few RP products.
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[QUOTE=Evenexchange;7056340]Sorry I was in the Maldivian islands last week. But thank you guys, I seriously ALMOST wasted my money on that stuff. I was actually on the verge of buying quite a few RP products.[/QUOTE]

With all due respect I think you are full of s***
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:12 PM   #27
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What are you looking at?
Didn't see this before I left... Sonic, I am looking at an STI or an EVO
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:14 PM   #28
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Sorry I was in the Maldivian islands last week. But thank you guys, I seriously ALMOST wasted my money on that stuff. I was actually on the verge of buying quite a few RP products.[/QUOTE]

With all due respect I think you are full of s***
Lol, you think I bought it? I didn't. Well, I had it in my cart online before I left the country maybe hoping i'd have it for when I came home, but you all are pretty knowledgable so... why waste 100 dollars for something that doesn't work as advertised.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:21 PM   #29
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Didn't see this before I left... Sonic, I am looking at an STI or an EVO
Dude look at your trail of threads that you have started over the course of the past three months....
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Dude look at your trail of threads that you have started over the course of the past three months....
Okay, I'll go look. Lmao
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