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Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? #4558166
10/29/17 09:11 AM
10/29/17 09:11 AM
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Mainia Offline OP
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I noticed something on Redlines website, calling out some products as PAO's and not their normal POE they use to preach.

Look at the dual clutch and CVT headers. Does anyone have any insight on this?


https://www.redlineoil.com/automatic-transmission-fluids


Last edited by Mainia; 10/29/17 09:17 AM.
Re: Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? [Re: Mainia] #4558196
10/29/17 09:32 AM
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If it is changing, it's most likely a result of the corporate buyout a few years ago:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3406275/Spectrum_AKA_Red_Line_sold_to_

So Spectrum Corporation of Selmer, TN first bought Redline. Then Spectrum became part of Phillips 66. But I sincerely doubt that Phillips 66, an excellent company, will water down the Redline brand. That would be bad business.


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Re: Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? [Re: Mainia] #4558411
10/29/17 01:53 PM
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It just would be nice for warranty sake if Redline can get some actually OEM approvals. Maybe now they can? I dont know, but strictly from a sales point, if you have a product with the OEM approval, I feel you would have a much broader audience to sell to.

I like Redline, California based company (at least was) unique formulations, Group 5, all they need are those approvals and I think more people would buy their products.


Jeff


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Re: Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? [Re: Mainia] #4558452
10/29/17 02:39 PM
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I hope they don't/didn't change their C+ Chrysler ATF, which is the best fluid for transmissions that require ATF+4 even though it's not licensed (it uses the same Lubrizol add pack as licensed ATF+4, but with a group V base stock which is why Chrysler won't approve it)

Re: Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX] #4558479
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
It just would be nice for warranty sake if Redline can get some actually OEM approvals. Maybe now they can? I dont know, but strictly from a sales point, if you have a product with the OEM approval, I feel you would have a much broader audience to sell to.

I like Redline, California based company (at least was) unique formulations, Group 5, all they need are those approvals and I think more people would buy their products.


Jeff


While this is outside the scope of this section, Redline does now have Group III/IV engine oils approved by a few OEMs. The specs are no better than the other similar oils though. Not ones you'd want to run in a GDI.

https://www.redlineoil.com/professional-series-motor-oil

At my next oil change I'm using Amsoil's VW approved 504.00/507.00 oil until the warranty is up, then going to RL 5w30/5w40/Euro 5w30/Euro 5w40 (full flavor Group IV/V versions)


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Re: Is Redline changing to an "Also Ran"? [Re: Mainia] #4558585
10/29/17 05:35 PM
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I think it's about expanding their product line. The Pro series is just their jobber oils. The race series will still be POE and priced accordingly ...

They could maybe use the OEM approvals ... But why? Folks who know their oils and run them based on personal knowledge have no need for OEM approvals ... The race oils either work, or not - in my experience they work extremely well smile


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