Recent Topics
Get your physicals done people
by BeerCan - 03/29/20 08:41 AM
2004 Silverado
by mjk - 03/29/20 08:29 AM
Shimmy on the Hiwy
by Char Baby - 03/29/20 06:06 AM
10w40 over 5w30 diesel
by angryorc - 03/29/20 03:20 AM
Clover Overseeding.
by GumbyJarvis - 03/29/20 01:52 AM
Crawfish Boil
by BlueOvalFitter - 03/29/20 01:09 AM
Crude Pricing Dynamics
by Y_K - 03/28/20 11:24 PM
Best battery tender for AGM
by painfx - 03/28/20 10:27 PM
Tinted my DRLs
by mclasser - 03/28/20 09:04 PM
Chicken Burritos tonight
by urrlord - 03/28/20 08:34 PM
ACDelco Oil filter date code
by nwjones18 - 03/28/20 07:43 PM
GM Plastic Heater Hose T-Fitting(s) Broke!
by jetman - 03/28/20 06:26 PM
Elite Iron Bipod
by claluja - 03/28/20 05:44 PM
Uneven Pad Wear?
by JeffKeryk - 03/28/20 05:43 PM
Left valve cover leaking oil
by NH73 - 03/28/20 05:03 PM
Pennzoil platinum high mileage
by Micahmcmeen - 03/28/20 04:04 PM
Beans!
by 53' Stude - 03/28/20 03:54 PM
1997 Dodge Ram v6
by urrlord - 03/28/20 03:31 PM
Blood shortages
by 53' Stude - 03/28/20 03:09 PM
Decent little score
by JPP - 03/28/20 02:23 PM
Newest Members
yulichris, jeff58, jimmyturner, ChainsawGuy, jbr
71038 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
101 registered members (92saturnsl2, Alaskanmont, 53' Stude, 5AcresAndAFool, 2004tdigls, 4WD, 5 invisible), 2,020 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics303,306
Posts5,233,672
Members71,038
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose #5362278 02/28/20 10:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,221
B
Boomer Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,221
I would like to take advantage of the Sam's Club gas prices but want to have the "same" type of cleaning that i would get from Top Tier Fuel. I was thinking of adding SL-1 to each 10 gallon purchase at Sam's Club. How much would be a useful amount?

Thanks for your thoughts!


2019 VW Passat 2.0 liter gasoline DI engine, DI, 2,700 miles, Castrol Professional VW 508 0W-20
2017 VW Golf All Track 1.8 liter gas engine DI, 25,500 miles Castrol Professional VW 505 5W-40
Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362285 02/28/20 10:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,772
Marco620 Offline
Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,772
Great idea. Probably 1 ounce is fine. You should have already treated it with a heavier dosage as an initial treatment prior.


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 319,500 mi M1 0w30 & LG Biotech,Castrol CVT Fluid,GUMOUT/ PEA
Doberman Whisperer! HondaGuru.
E pluribus unum.

Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362286 02/28/20 10:15 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,766
B
BMWTurboDzl Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,766
Calculate the oz/gallon via the treat rate on the bottle of SL1.

15oz bottle treats 20 gallons.

I'll let you do the math.


“It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.”

435i
Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Marco620] #5362290 02/28/20 10:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 12,066
4WD Online Confused
Online Confused
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 12,066
I’m sticking with a full dose of Techron or GumOut PEA in the last tank before an oil change.
That coupled with TT fuel and starting that early in a vehicle life seems like enough to me …

Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362311 02/28/20 10:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 275
B
blufeb95 Online Content
Online Content
B
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 275
The white paper about using SI-1 for continuous maintenance used 15oz per 100 gallons, so 1.5oz per 10gal is probably about the amount you'll need. SI-1 Whitepaper

Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362378 02/28/20 11:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,315
Duffyjr Offline
Offline
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,315
Back when I was using it they had directions for a maintenance does for every tank, now it's half a bottle every 1500 miles. It use to say to change the oil afterwards and now it doesn't, at least according to their product info.

https://www.redlineoil.com/Content/files/tech/SI-1_PROD_INFO.pdf


89 GMC Sierra Advanced 5w30/51036 Wix
08 Lucerne CX Advanced 5w30/1040 Gold
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362422 02/28/20 01:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,545
N
nthach Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,545
In the past, Red Line encouraged that practice and the old pre-P66 bottles were marked off in 1oz increments. I used to do that when I found myself at Arco or Safeway for gas.

Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362542 02/28/20 03:14 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,145
J
JimPghPA Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,145
Red Line SL-1 use to have directions on the bottle to use 4.55 mL per U.S. gallon of gasoline for maintenance. That is the dose I still use. You can buy graduated cylinders of different sizes at McMaster-Carr. I carry the 100 mL graduated cylinder in my vehicle along with a bottle of Red Line SL-1 and put what I calculate to be 4.55 mL of Red Line SL-1 in the gas-tank before each fill up to keep the fuel metering parts of the engine clean.

Red Line SL-1 is a very slippery oil, along with being a cleaner, it is also an upper cylinder lube. Also it is very easy to get on your hands, so I usually either wear gloves or wash my hands after using it, or both. Also, it is hydroscopic, meaning that it attracts water. If you store the graduated cylinder upright after using it, the little bit left on the surface of the graduated cylinder will actually cause water to condense out of the air and there will be about a mL or more water in the cylinder the next time you go to use it.

I store the cylinder upside down in several plastic bags and the water accumulates in the bottom of the bag.

There was some post that suggest that the lucubrating ability of the SL-1 is so that it reduces the piston friction enough to improve the MPG enough to pay for the cost of using it. I do not know it that is true or not, but it might be.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: Boomer] #5362632 02/28/20 05:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,034
S
shanneba Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,034
The white paper is still linked from the Red Line site.
https://www.redlineoil.com/Content/files/tech/S1-1%20Tech%20Info.pdf

It says 1/6 to 1/3 ounce per gallon for a maintenance dose. One bottle treats 50-100 gallons.


2003 BMW 330Ci
2013 HD Sportster XL1200C
Re: Using Redline SL-1 as a Maintenance Dose [Re: JimPghPA] #5362959 02/29/20 01:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,772
Marco620 Offline
Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,772
Originally Posted by JimPghPA
Red Line SL-1 use to have directions on the bottle to use 4.55 mL per U.S. gallon of gasoline for maintenance. That is the dose I still use. You can buy graduated cylinders of different sizes at McMaster-Carr. I carry the 100 mL graduated cylinder in my vehicle along with a bottle of Red Line SL-1 and put what I calculate to be 4.55 mL of Red Line SL-1 in the gas-tank before each fill up to keep the fuel metering parts of the engine clean.

Red Line SL-1 is a very slippery oil, along with being a cleaner, it is also an upper cylinder lube. Also it is very easy to get on your hands, so I usually either wear gloves or wash my hands after using it, or both. Also, it is hydroscopic, meaning that it attracts water. If you store the graduated cylinder upright after using it, the little bit left on the surface of the graduated cylinder will actually cause water to condense out of the air and there will be about a mL or more water in the cylinder the next time you go to use it.

I store the cylinder upside down in several plastic bags and the water accumulates in the bottom of the bag.

There was some post that suggest that the lucubrating ability of the SL-1 is so that it reduces the piston friction enough to improve the MPG enough to pay for the cost of using it. I do not know it that is true or not, but it might be.



Thanks! Very informative as I didnt know it was hydroscopic.Glad I only use non ethanol fuel which is hydrophobic. I just bought one of those tiny vape bottles with needle applicator and apply si-1 in uber small but consistent doses.


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 319,500 mi M1 0w30 & LG Biotech,Castrol CVT Fluid,GUMOUT/ PEA
Doberman Whisperer! HondaGuru.
E pluribus unum.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™