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Red Line - High Performance Engine Oil
Red Line High Performance Engine Oil


 
Price: $11.99

Part Number: 0063


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Description
 

The magazine ad says it exceeds all API standards. In a world of oil claims and more marketing than true knowledge, Red Line Oil has proven over many years of use in our track vehicles, racecars, and tow equipment to provide unmatched long-life protection. The more we learn about this product and other competitors, the more we like it - Red Line exceeds our demanding standards also.

Red Line Synthetic Engine Oils are designed to provide the highest degree of protection and cleanliness for your engine. Redline uses the most stable synthetic components available and formulate their products for wear protection across a wide range of operating conditions. Red Line lubricants contain polyol-ester base-stocks, the only lubricants which can withstand the tremendous heat of modern jet engines, which makes our motor oil a necessity to properly lubricate a turbocharger or hot-running engine. The synthetic base-stocks have a natural multi-grade property, which means that large amounts of unstable polymeric thickeners are not required to manufacture our multi-grades. Red Line Synthetic Motor Oils will provide better protection than a petroleum oil of the next higher viscosity grade under high shear conditions. Here's why...

"ZDDP":

One of the biggest topics in modern synthetic engine oils is the level of Zinc Dialkyl-Dithio-Phosphate (ZDDP) anti-wear additive contained in the oil. ZDDP protects by creating a film on cams and flat lifter contact points in response to the extreme pressure and heat at the contact point. The film of zinc and phosphorus compounds provides a sacrificial wear surface protecting the base metal of the cam and lifter from wear. Every synthetic engine oil manufacturer has different levels of this particular additive included in their base-stock, among other additives to increase the amount of anti-wear properties in the oil. The real issue is modern API (American Petroleum Institute) approved oils lack the anti-wear properties needed for our performance driven engines. There are numerous reasons why the EPA has required the removal of these anti-wear additives from modern oils including added pollution and increased cost of these particular elements. These modern "updated" oils have almost zero ZDDP, and this can play a serious role in your engine's lifespan, whether your dealer will inform you of this or not! So, if you can find an API approval stamp on the label of a quart of oil, chances are it lacks the anti-wear properties needed for proper protection. This is unfortunate, because a majority of oil manufacturers have "met" these specifications so the everyday customer and "quickie lube" will use their lubricants. This leaves our options at the local auto parts store slim for finding a quality lubricant.

Fortunately, there are still oil manufacturers making the best oils they can produce, with no interest in reducing their anti-wear additives to be API compliant. Red Line is one of those manufacturers, and the brand we fully stand behind! Every quart of Red Line engine oil has a complete anti-wear package containing ZDDP and other anti-wear additives for proper engine protection. All of our pro-level race cars use off the shelf Red Line products in the engine, transmission, and differential. Our street cars also use Red Line products to increase longevity and performance. We'll go to the local auto shop for our car wax and wash, but not our lubricants!

Oil Service Schedules:

Another topic common on the forums and track side discussions is oil change intervals. Auto manufacturers, including BMW, are stretching their intervals to excessive levels in the name of "modern oil technology" (and cost savings in free maintenance programs). Modern synthetics are much better than older conventional oils, but we feel they're still not good enough to go 15,000 miles of average daily driving, during which oils are contaminated with exhaust blow-by particles (that later turns to sludge in higher volume). Save yourself this despair by changing your engine oil every 5-6k miles with quality engine oils with proper anti-wear additives. If you still feel you have to use API approved engine oil, we suggest using Red Line's anti-wear "break-in" additive found in our fluids section. This additive is more than just a break-in fluid and includes the ZDDP and anti-wear elements not contained in API approved oils.

Ultimately, we feel your best option is Red Line oils every 5,000-6,000 miles.

BENEFIT SUMMARY:

  • Additional anti-wear and "ZDDP" ingredients
  • Formulated for turbo protection
  • Provides upper cylinder wear protection
  • Increases high-temperature oil pressure
  • Protects bearings at high speeds and temperatures
  • Prevents foaming even at high speeds
  • Reduces engine temperatures
  • Flows well in very cold climates
  • Compatible with petroleum and synthetic oils
  • Compatible with seals designed for petroleum
  • Recommended where the following are required: API SJ/SH/SG/SF/CF-4/CE/CD/CC

The following is a very general guideline for oil weight selection. Engine designs are different, and engines change as they wear. We suggest a higher weight oil for high-mileage engines or engines that show signs of significant wear - usually one grade higher.

Engine Designation*

Recommended Viscosity, Cold Climate

Recommended Viscosity, Normal Climate

Recommended Viscosity, Hot Climate & Driving Schools

Recommended Viscosity, Race & Endurance Use

S54, S62 after 02/00, S65, S85

5W40

15W50

10W40, 15W50, or 10W60

See "Redline Racing Motor Oil"

M52TU, M54, M60, M62, N52, N53, N54, N62, N63, N73, S62 before 02/00

5W30

10W40

15W50

See "Redline Racing Motor Oil"

M42, M44, M50, M52, S50, S52, M60, M62, M70, M73

5W40

15W50

15W50

See "Redline Racing Motor Oil"

S14, S38

10W40

15W50

15W50

See "Redline Racing Motor Oil"

M10, M20, M21, M30

10W40

15W50

15W50 or 20W50

See "Redline Racing Motor Oil"


*Contact us if you do not know your engine application.


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