Found a redline clearance... Should I buy?

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Redline 5w-20 was for sale for $5.94/quart at my local advance auto today. I hear it has a lot of moly, and my 3.5L engine has been said to 'require' it by some. (mannnny topics on that) Is this worth buying for the price? Is it a good oil to switch to after I break the engine in on dino for 5000 miles (over the span of two oil changes)
 
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Get 12 quarts and don't forget to get a rebate form, because Advance Auto has a $1 per quart rebate for up to 12 quarts Redline good for purchases through April 30. I just sent mine in a couple days ago. I think it has around 500 ppm moly. Also extra zinc and phosphorus. Check out the VOAs on this site. BTW, Valvoline Maxlife in the newer SM lists 300 ppm moly.
 
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buy all that you can get. Even if you don't like the 5W-20, you can thicken it up with another, thicker, synthetic (which could well do with more moly)
 
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Originally posted by crossbow: Wait!!! Some advanced auto's have dropped the price to 2.50/qt! You have to be patient and wait though...and not tell any other Bob guys about it [Smile] .
I never saw the $2.50 at my AA and was going there frequently (like three times a week). Now they are out. So maybe better to buy some now or wait and possibly get none.
 
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The AA near me had a bunch of 5W-20 and 20W-50 left on the shelf display for quite awhile. But they were charging $5.95. Yesterday I went there and they had none on display. I don't think they sold it, considering how slow it was moving at the $5.95 price. I thing they just took it off the shelf. I did notice that the Mobil 1 ss is going for $4.98 and the EP is going for $5.98 [Eek!] . Whimsey
 
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Originally posted by burnout: Is this worth buying for the price?
Not for most people. In fact, I'm starting a RedLine disposal service for folks so they can help AA clear it out and we can all get rid of it. There are no AAs within a thousand miles of here or I'd go help them myself. PM me for the address to send it to. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
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