04 Acura TSX GC/Redline-OCI 9500 mi.

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48,300 M on Vehicle. 9500 M On oil. 20% RedLine 1-16-06 to 7-4-06 80% "highway" (Lots of congestion.) 2.4L, 200HP, 6 Speed MVTL Analysis [Frown]
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Miles  4600....4750....8700....9500
Oil ..Dealer..Hav./RL..GC/RL....GC/RL


Cu......1......1.......1........1
Fe......7......6.......10.......16
Cr......0......0.......0.........0
Ni......0......0.......0
Pb......1......0.......1.........7
Sn......0......3.......2.........0
Al......4......8.......4.........5

Si......8......4.......9.........8
Na......2......6.......5.........9
K.......1......0.......0

Mo.....153.....430....201
B.......2......16......9
Ca.....2271....1951...2629
Mg......19......41.....89
P......836.....837.....866
Zn....1022....934......998

Gly.....N......N.......N.........N
Fuel....N......N.......N
H20.....N......N.......Trace....LT .1

Vis....8.5....8.5.....??......275 [email protected] 

I thought I was getting "Butler" analysis..5 more samples to go for this shipment. [Mad] Hiigher lead/iron. Other than that, looks O.K. Unfortunately very little information. [Frown] Makeup 1/2 quart. I went with TropArtic/Redline this time.
 
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We appreciate your experiments with redline but I think this one is a looser. I would have expected excellent results. Like you say you need more information on your analysis.
 
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In one thread I was advised that GC and Redline might not be compatible or make a good mix. I think a UOA of GC alone, and then a UOA of Redline alone, might be helpful. It does look like the 80% GC/ 20% Redline isn't working here.
 
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Why not use Redline by itself? One explaination for you higher numbers might be that this oil was used during winter months. Also, what is your driving style?
 

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Originally posted by SSDude: Why not use Redline by itself? One explaination for you higher numbers might be that this oil was used during winter months. Also, what is your driving style?
I have not been impressed in the Straight Redline. I have used Redline as an additive in my 01 Sentra and it improved oil analysis results (IMHO). I agree that there are no benefits shown here. Driving style is rush hour traffic in Phila. 6 speed manual. Its my son's car so it isn't driven like grampa.
 
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It usually take three oil changes to see significant improvement with straight Redline. People tend to give up on it too soon.
 
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