Just took the Redline Plunge

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Changed out my wifes Avalon sludge monster w/ RL 5w30 today. Just a few unscientific observations. Thin Thin Thin Thin Thin Thin Thin ThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThinThin Seemed kinda thin [Big Grin] Had a very different feel and consistency than I am used to Was a cool caramel type color Bottles took forever to pour. They have small tops. I'll let you know how it goes... [Wink]
 
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Originally posted by Not the Autorx Frank: 1 yr or so for 10k...... I'll be switching my f150 over to RL next week, should have a UOA in 4-5 Mo from a 10k run...
1 year or 12,000-18,000 miles depending on situation.
 
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"1 year or 12,000-18,000 miles depending on situation." That's Red Line's maximum recommendation ... and I think it's optimistic. The stuff doesn't seem quite stable enough for extreme intervals ... and by that I mean anything over 10,000 miles. Frank, are you saying the old oil came out thin or the new Red Line went in thin? I'll have a UOA from my Sentra Spec-V at the end of April ... should have about 5,000 winter miles on mine. --- Bror Jace
 
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Originally posted by Bror Jace: "1 year or 12,000-18,000 miles depending on situation." That's Red Line's maximum recommendation ... and I think it's optimistic. The stuff doesn't seem quite stable enough for extreme intervals ... and by that I mean anything over 10,000 miles. Frank, are you saying the old oil came out thin or the new Red Line went in thin? I'll have a UOA from my Sentra Spec-V at the end of April ... should have about 5,000 winter miles on mine. --- Bror Jace
When I talked with Dave at Red Line, he mentioned that it would be a waste to use teh oil and change it out before the recommended interval (12,000-18,000 miles). He thought I was nuts when I told him that I change it out every 5,000 miles. ask dave at: www.redlineoils.com * look up the phone number there in Benecia, Ca. Ask for Dave Grandquist. He'll answer all your questions.
 

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Bror, Seemed thin going in....kinda like low fat maple syrup....it was very clingy (is that a word) though. wanted to stay on the surfaces of the inside of the bottle... Going 10k based on a perscription from T. Dyson, I have LC in also....Runnin FP n the fuel.....
 
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I have the infamous v-6 as well. I think you should stay on the safe side and perform a used oil analysis at 7,500 first. If good, then move up. One thing though, I would perform an engine flush first though. This is what I am doing before extending my OCI.
 

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I have always loved Redline but never considered using it since most places sold it for $15 to $17 per quart up here. But now that Canadian Tire sells it for $11.99 and this week it's on sale for just over $10, it's something I'm highly considering! As always, I'm looking for a replacement for GC if it disappears (since my local Walmart still hasn't restocked in a long time now)
 
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Frank-- 1. When I switched from M1 0W-40 to RL 5W-40, I noticed the RL was thicker. What are you comparing it with? 2. I too initially didn't like the small RL bottle tops. Then I realized I no longer needed the big yellow on/off nozzle I had to use on the large-topped M1 bottles. 3. After you tip the RL bottle into the engine's oil-fill hole, pop a hole or 2 into its bottom with an awl; it empties quite quickly then. Of course this won't work if you use the quart bottles for drain oil.
 

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yeah thought about pokin holes but that would too much work walking back to the toolbox and all.... [Razz] I was running M1 5w30. I swear M1 seems thicker to me.......
 
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Originally posted by Patman: I have always loved Redline but never considered using it since most places sold it for $15 to $17 per quart up here. But now that Canadian Tire sells it for $11.99 and this week it's on sale for just over $10, it's something I'm highly considering! As always, I'm looking for a replacement for GC if it disappears (since my local Walmart still hasn't restocked in a long time now)
Hey Pat, I still see the GC at the Walmart on Dundas/Trafalgar, you might wanna try the new one on Erin Mills pkwy and Burnamthorpe. Which oil do you guys think would be better for the 2004 S2000? Redline 5w/10w30 or the GC 0w30? The car will be driven hard [Cool] with many trips to the 8300rpm redline. It will be stored for the winter so extreme winter starts are not in the picture.
 
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Quick_lude, I'd say GC for the money but RL I think handles hard driving better. I'm very confused by RL bc UOA's don't paint the whole picture and 99% of us are basing everything off of them. Tough call but for the $$, GC is a steal. We now have RL available at Advance Auto Parts for $7.78qt. That will make my life even more difficult when chosing the oil for my next car. [Bang Head] [ April 06, 2004, 04:48 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
 
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Hey Buster, money will not be an issue since I won't drive the S more than 10,000km per year so with storage I'm probably looking at two oil changes per year. GC here is $6.66/L while Redline is on sale right now for $10.xx/Quart. While almost double the price, per year cost increase won't matter to me.. want the best oil for my engine. Oh and the M1 Rrrrrr [Razz] 0w30 is not available here yet. Right now I'm leaning towards Redline 10w30. Not sure if I should bother with the 5w40 though. [I dont know]
 
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Quick_lude, did you consider Amsoil? ASL/ATM are two great oils.
 
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