I know many of us have been a bit confused by this oil. The last few weeks I've been trying to understand why RL's UOA's are not always the greatest or most consistant. So, I sent Dave from Redline, an email about what people have been finding with the use of RL and UOA on BITOG. Here is the response he gave me which is what Terry has been saying all along about continued use with the product. However, I'm not so sure about the statement that UOA's are not good to compare wear of various oils. My conclusion based on everything I've read and heard would be to use an oil like RL in a performance car or vehicle that sees high temps. from racing etc. For 99.9% of of us, an oil like Amsoil or Mobil 1 is a more appropriate choice.
quote:[ October 30, 2003, 09:36 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
Oil analyses is primarily used by fleet operators to help determine change intervals and to watch for developing trends. As such it isn't really designed to compare wear between oils. We find with our oil when it is initially installed the reaction of the additives shows higher wear metals, with further use these numbers will tend to decrease, this is just due to an initial reaction and protection of the surface. I wouldn't be concerned with slightly higher test results between one product an another. These levels are very-very small, the accuracy is generally +-20%, determining a better product as a result is problematic. Regards, Dave Red Line Oil