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redline oil #4706825
03/25/18 08:22 PM
03/25/18 08:22 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
mobilaltima Offline OP
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Friend of mine is considering running Redline 5W30 in his 2013 Impala, 3.6 LFX engine with 153k miles. Doesnt leak or burn any oil, but my question is, should there be any worries of redline oil starting any leaks or anything being its polyol ester based? I know its a whole different animal than an off the shelf synthetic.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706838
03/25/18 08:31 PM
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Why?


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Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706845
03/25/18 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
Friend of mine is considering running Redline 5W30 in his 2013 Impala, 3.6 LFX engine with 153k miles. Doesnt leak or burn any oil, but my question is, should there be any worries of redline oil starting any leaks or anything being its polyol ester based? I know its a whole different animal than an off the shelf synthetic.


I know of no modern full synthetic oil causing leaks.


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." Jimmy Dean
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706850
03/25/18 08:39 PM
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We were discussing different oils and I mentioned Redline, and may I state it again, this is bitog, so any reason is valid hahaha


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706857
03/25/18 08:43 PM
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North Carolina
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Seems like money that would be better spent elsewhere.

But it's his money and if he wants to run Redline it won't cause any issues.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706867
03/25/18 08:52 PM
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Connecticut 06033
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153k miles with no problems,why change?


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Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4706905
03/25/18 09:17 PM
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NY, USA, etc.
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Does it meet the same standards as what the owners manual calls for? If so then it's fine.

Re: redline oil [Re: oilmutt] #4706924
03/25/18 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilmutt
153k miles with no problems,why change?


+1. I can generally see going to a syn if some attributes would be realized. But redline isn't an oil that you get cheaply anywhere. Not sure what the car is worth, and that isn't a determinant in the big scheme of things anyway. This person may love their car. I'm just not seeing a plausible benefit but to spend extra money.

Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707011
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Redline wont hurt anything but the cost of an oil change.


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Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707047
03/25/18 11:12 PM
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I recently bought an $800 Honda Civic that has 213k miles on it. I'm pretty sure it's run dino its whole life. I just changed the oil and put Redline in it. Why? Because I wanted to. Because $58 a year isn't that much money. Car runs smooth and great. If your friend wants to do it, I say go for it.


2004 Toyota 4Runner | 184k | Castrol GTX HM 5w-30, PH8A
2012 VW Passat | 88k | PPHM/Redline 5w-30, XG9911
1997 Honda Civic HX | 217k | Redline 5w-30, XG3593a
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707061
03/25/18 11:50 PM
03/25/18 11:50 PM
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Oregon
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Waste of money. Unless your making 160+ HP per liter, Redline is a waste.


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: Castrol 0W-40
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707406
03/26/18 11:08 AM
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S California
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Red Line oil is an excellent extended OCI oil.

LINK

Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707457
03/26/18 11:51 AM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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It's also a pretty good cleaner in that it's usually a pretty good chemistry change from previous oil. So it'll start loosening stuff. Run an oversized filter ... smile

Last edited by BrocLuno; 03/26/18 11:51 AM.

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Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707595
03/26/18 02:53 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
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Thanks one eye jack, evidently by the link you provided, Redline can go the distance. Thats another reason my friend wants to use Redline, his work drive is 1600 miles round trip every two weeks with miles racked up while hes at the job site, so alot of the time the OLM will hit 0% on the drive home, some added insurance knowing he can drive back with the OLM flashing 0% for a thousand miles with no harm done with Redline in the sump.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: redline oil [Re: mobilaltima] #4707684
03/26/18 04:41 PM
03/26/18 04:41 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Go for it. Run the Red Line. Take the picture. Eat the cake.

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