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#4639332 - 01/18/18 09:33 PM Amsoil or RedLine?
Ian1982 Offline


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Hey guys, prepping for my next OC. Going with either Redline 5w-30 or Amsoil SS 5w-30 .2013 GMC with 5.3 LC9. Whatcha guys got? Thank you in advance

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#4639335 - 01/18/18 09:42 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Honestly, I wouldn't expect a ton of input on which of those two oils to run from most on here. The general consensus is that most any off-the-shelf oil that is API certified and meets your engine's specs is good enough. Oh, and the cheaper, the better.

Personally, I'd probably pick Amsoil, just because from what I've seen of the VOAs for Amsoil's new formula. However, both of those oils will do more than well enough for you. I think it's a really good looking oil. I do believe that there can be long-term benefit to running oils that do more than meet the API minimum spec, but that's just my opinion on the matter. Best of luck to you!

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#4639343 - 01/18/18 09:45 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Hmmm...a renowned pyramid scheme company or a major corporation?

Tough one.

If it were me I would find a D1G2 oil and stop.
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#4639350 - 01/18/18 09:49 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: LotI]
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Originally Posted By: LotI
Hmmm...a renowned pyramid scheme company or a major corporation?

Tough one.

If it were me I would find a D1G2 oil and stop.

Another way to look at it:

A small, American-owned and operated company or a branch of Phillips 66, a multinational corporation?

Either way, that's a terrible way to evaluate quality of oil.

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#4639356 - 01/18/18 09:54 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: JustN89]
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Originally Posted By: JustN89
Originally Posted By: LotI
Hmmm...a renowned pyramid scheme company or a major corporation?

Tough one.

If it were me I would find a D1G2 oil and stop.

Another way to look at it:

A small, American-owned and operated company or a branch of Phillips 66, a multinational corporation?

Either way, that's a terrible way to evaluate quality of oil.

Agreed, pick an oil that meets or exceeds the specs. Then stop.
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#4639398 - 01/18/18 10:34 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: LotI]
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Originally Posted By: LotI

Agreed, pick an oil that meets or exceeds the specs. Then stop.


Correct.

You 2013 Chevy pickup will run just as good as what's in the jug at Walmart for $22, and for nearly as long of an oil change.
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#4639400 - 01/18/18 10:35 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Both are total overkill for that engine. Why not run some Dexos approved PP, M1, Valvoline, or Castrol? Boutique oils only really shine in extremely high stress situations, the likes of which you'll never push a street car to. I'm talking about modded to the nuts track cars, blown dragsters, and high performance motorcycles being pushed to the limit every time they are fired up until shutdown.
Only thing Amsoil and Redline do better than the commoner oils is empty your wallet faster. People "saying" boutique oils somehow protect better than others has no merit or verifiable proof. They work excellent, but, so does the oil you can buy at Walmart.
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#4639416 - 01/18/18 10:46 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Based on personal experience with AMSOIL (back by UOA) I can recommend it if cost is not an issue. Hope this helps
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#4639422 - 01/18/18 10:53 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Why not go Schaeffers,Pennzoil Ultra Platinum or Enos/Idemitsu?Lots of moly in these,you dont need to be a member and they all have a great following.Better yet, run Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 and relax.
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#4639433 - 01/18/18 11:04 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Depends on your goal. Amsoil can run longer OCI, depending on the status of your engine and driving conditions. For long term, I would go Amsoil and get a UOA after the second run. Pablo on these forums is the Amsoil sponsor. He will give you the best price and is a pleasure to deal with. I don't know him personally, only through sales.

Try Amsoil and if your not happy, try Redline. You can google UOA's of both oils and decide what is best for you and your vehicle/weather conditions. Every vehicle/person (driving style is different, so some oils work better than others, depending. Both are great oils. Good hunting!



Respectfully,

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#4639436 - 01/18/18 11:10 PM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: jongies3]
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Registered: 07/27/16
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Originally Posted By: jongies3
Both are total overkill for that engine. Why not run some Dexos approved PP, M1, Valvoline, or Castrol? Boutique oils only really shine in extremely high stress situations, the likes of which you'll never push a street car to. I'm talking about modded to the nuts track cars, blown dragsters, and high performance motorcycles being pushed to the limit every time they are fired up until shutdown.
Only thing Amsoil and Redline do better than the commoner oils is empty your wallet faster. People "saying" boutique oils somehow protect better than others has no merit or verifiable proof. They work excellent, but, so does the oil you can buy at Walmart.


+1

Now with that said... If Amsoil, or Redline make you sleep better at night, then by all means, choose the one that you 'feel', to be the 'better' oil. I'm sure, Amsoil and Redline will do just fine, they are great oils, nonetheless... but so will any oil that meets the spec at Walmart.
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#4639486 - 01/19/18 01:27 AM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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I think that there's one oil missing in all these suggestions. I think that Exxon Mobil makes an oil called Mobil 1 that's available everywhere and works well. Maybe you can do a search and see if someone here on BITOG has ever used it. (lol)

If you need a UOA for Red Line try this LINK

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#4639494 - 01/19/18 01:43 AM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 5038
Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: Ian1982
Hey guys, prepping for my next OC. Going with either Redline 5w-30 or Amsoil SS 5w-30 .2013 GMC with 5.3 LC9. Whatcha guys got? Thank you in advance

GMC 5.3 V8? How about olive oil from Costco? Just make sure it is extra virgin.
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#4639501 - 01/19/18 02:03 AM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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#4639511 - 01/19/18 02:30 AM Re: Amsoil or RedLine? [Re: Ian1982]
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You never said what your oil change intervals are (miles)
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