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I went to do an oil change and realized I only had two quarts of the Redline 5W-30. Lucky for me, however, I still had two quarts of trusty old Amsoil 5W-30. You can probably guess what I did. [Big Grin] [Patriot] [Canada] I will definitley be doing an oil analysis when it's time. Question is: what should I call it? Amsline or Redsoil? [ May 06, 2003, 07:04 PM: Message edited by: Scotto ]
 
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I like Redsoil. The fact that Al "100k mile drain" Mutuzio plasters his name on everything in site, including his viagra vitamins, is annoying. Put the Redline first. [Big Grin] Might be a killer oil with that added Moly. [Smile] BTW, I use Amsoil. Just some humor. I get the Amsoil action news letter and product catalog. Guys, Amsoil key chains and mugs??? [ May 06, 2003, 07:17 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
 

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Folks, Can hardly wait to do the UOA on this. I plan on running the stuff between 4 and 5k miles. I'd love to do a voa on it as well but I'm now officially out of Amsoil. Thanks for the comments, Scotto
 
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I had never considered doing an analysis on a Frankenstein Oil before ... but I really look forward to this one. [stretch] Yes, please go at least 4,000 miles before sampling/changing. Nearly any oil will survive a 3,000 mile interval with flying colors. It would also be interesting to see if mixing these two messes with the TBN .... lowering it prematurely. [I dont know] --- Bror Jace
 

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I think adding a quart of Redline to a synthetic oil like Amsoil or Mobil 1 may not be a bad idea. Gets you extra moly and esters. I realize that Lubrication engineers who manufacture Mobil 1/Amsoil know best-but, what the heck.
 

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Originally posted by Al: I think adding a quart of Redline to a synthetic oil like Amsoil or Mobil 1 may not be a bad idea. Gets you extra moly and esters. I realize that Lubrication engineers who manufacture Mobil 1/Amsoil know best-but, what the heck.
It never hurts to experiment as long as you use oil analysis to guide you. Obviously if someone mixed up a couple of different oils and then tried to go 15k blindly, it wouldn't be smart, but in this case he's going to stick with a shorter interval and UOA to see how it's doing. Trying out different things helps us all learn!
 

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Folks, The UOA time should be around mid to late July by my calculations. I will note that the oil has a rather pleasant flower smell, probably due to the esters. Esters are what we smell when we sniff those pretty flowers. [Cheers!]
 
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