- Feb 28, 2003
I am not going to vote one way or another. I will say, with the new news of GC being made in the USA, If GC is choosen it should be the new USA GC that is engineered for exteneded drains.
quote:I change my mind, I now put in a vote for GC as well! It's true, with all the posts regarding GC, it would generate the most interest to see how it performs in the very long haul, especially since none of us have tried pushing it to it's full limits yet.
Originally posted by 59 Vetteman: Why not GC? Red Line is to expensive to use for the average person like myself that normally only sees 4K a year on our car. Also we have seen enough data on Red Line to note that only Terry can interpet their results accurately. I vote for GC, lets put this to the test. In fact I will donate the first Oil Analysis if you use GC. We haven't seen over 5K on this oil and no real historical data. Plus I don't know of anyone who has 150 bottles of Red Line in their shrine. But we have over 5 on this board that have that many and more of GC. Lets find out if the hoarding of GC is a brilliant move, or a so so item.
quote:I agree with this. The German variety looks like it's obsolete. Why not use the current made in USA product...
Originally posted by medic: I am not going to vote one way or another. I will say, with the new news of GC being made in the USA, If GC is choosen it should be the new USA GC that is engineered for exteneded drains.
quote:I would really like to see you bring back M1 just to see if it was tainted by the break in metals. I particularly like BeltwayBandit's suggestion,
2) Take a 6-month hiatus, bring back Mobil 1 for a 5,000-mile run to get an idea for how much its performance was tainted by break-in issues.
Delay the Redline for a year. Put in Mobil-1 for six months. If the Mobil-1 is still producing interesting results at that time you could extend for a total of 12 months. If the Mobil-1 is not interesting at that time (e.g. the data looks exactly like the first run of Mobil-1) then change to whatever seems like an interesting non-synth API SM oil in May and run it for six months. ... While delaying the Redline test for a year, this approach will validate/disprove the assumption that your engine had high wear numbers from breaking in, and that Mobil-1 was as good as or better than Amsoil.
quote:That is what I would like to see. This would clear up some issues and give GC a shot. I seriously think that GC is going to become a mainstream product.
Originally posted by buster: My vote would be, a 5,000 mile run with M1 just to see if the break-in was that much of a factor, then put in Redline. I think GC would beat all these oils in wear and viscosity.