Red Line Engine Oil

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Description:
Our Engine Oils are designed to provide highest performance, best durability, ultimate protection and outstanding cleanliness along with lowest friction to your automotive, motorcycle, marine or stationary engine running on gasoline, diesel, alcohol or natural gas fuel.

 
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Reviewed by:
ConsumerWatch



Review Date
February 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
4.67 of 5, 63.00 votes

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Review 1 of 8

Price Paid:  $300.00 from Redline

Year / Model Reviewed:
1986 4 Runner

Strengths:
That they have canned so many customers to believe that their product is worth the money that they ask for!!

Weaknesses:
Redline Oils won’t guarantee their so called Race Proven Oil.

Summary:
I used Redline Auto transmission oil and it went black in 1 month.


I am not happy with Redline Oils including that they won’t guarantee their so called Race Proven Oil.

I purchased Redline Oil due to all of the claims that RedLine make on their oils, having faith that the oil would perform as stated in their advertising claims for my Turbo400 GM auto transmission. After no more than a month the oil went black and started slipping the 3rd gear really bad.

I removed the Redline Oil from the box including the Redline Oil from the stall converter and even washed the black Redline Oil out via one of the oil coolant lines, just to make sure it’s all, out.

I then used the GM approved valvoline automatic transmission oil and the problem with the 3rd gear slippage was completely gone. I have not changed the oil since in 6 months and still no slippage like what the RedLine oil did!!.

Not only did I get overcharged for a inferior oil it also destroyed 10,000kms out of my AT clutch plates.

That’s my biggest concern is the fact that the Redline Oil has burnt heaps off the clutch plates and would of reduced the life off these plates by at least 10,000’s of kilometres. The Redline AT oil supposed to protect the Tranny , not destroy it!!

I was very disappointed by this Redline product so like anyone would do is to complain to Redline Pty Ltd. I spoke to Mike and he told me to send a sample of the oil which I did. After 6 months I never heard from them again. I really felt fobbed off and rang themagain and they had no idea that I sent them the sample. So I checked with the post office and they stated that it was received by the receiver. I rang them back and they then came up with some excuses that the sample was misplaced. This was the first sign that I was not going to be treated very fairly in this matter by Redline Oils PTY LTD in Australia.

They came up with an excuse that their was coolant in the Redline oil. I explained that this would not be possible as the Turbo 400 oil cooler run directly in the oil cooler and is completely separate from the engine radiator. They then said then they would offer a refund of $300.00.

After nearly 6months later I’m still waiting for the agreed $300.00 refund from Redline, so I rang them up again as they just don’t call you back, and the excuse I get this time is that I have threatened them by writing onto forums of my experience of Redline Oils and that I will not get the refund due to this. Any normal person would if they got fobbed off then offered a refund, then 6 months later no deal, then get a whole heap of excuses!!

The fact of the matter is that I was totally frustrated with them honouring a refund and then not doing so. This is the just proven lies that their race proven oils are not honoured at all!!!

I now stick with the big Oil Brands, they spend millions on research and have a proven product back by all of the major car manufactures. Redline Oils are simply a rip off company that will not back up there words.


If you have had a similar experience from Redline Oil please reply.

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Water Wetter



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Reviewed by:
rhiebert



Review Date
September 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.69 of 5, 62.00 votes

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Review 2 of 8

Price Paid:  $35000.00 from Sunrise Toyota

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 RAV4

Strengths:
Easy to drive, slide in and out of and reliable handling in winter, good visibility. The leather seats feel luxurious.

Weaknesses:
Considering the price, it's too bad it isn't made in America, ie. Canada or U.S.A.

Summary:
Within only a few months of hip replacement recovery, my wife needed a more suitable vehicle to ride in and eventually drive herself. The '04 RAV4 was the only product that fit the criteria for such a need. As we drove up to dealers, it was fun to see how they approached their prospective customer, a hip replacement survivor. We were cognizant of fuel economy, head room and entry and egress ability but two factors rated the most important: 1.) a very minimal door threshold 2.) effortless to get into and get out of. The RAV4 Limited Edition met these requirements by the leather seats and hardly any threshold. We are not short folk and so headroom was a bonus. The color is stunning and the vehicle is shorter than our previous car, an Acclaim. We use Amsoil Car Polish and get comments regularly on how great it looks. The leather is easy to keep in like new condition with Amsoil's Vinyl & Leather Cleaner and the Protectant. The dealer approved the application of Amsoil's XL-7500 synthetic engine lubricant. This is, in my opinion, partly the reason why we experience good fuel economy, contrary to what I've heard others say about the fuel economy of the RAV4. A fender-bender has to be the worst experience imaginable after buying such a great vehicle. Our Toyota dealer helped us with everything we needed to get everything back to the show room "love affair" we had only ten months ago. It wasn't serious, the spare tire cover and rear hatch door needed some work.

Similar Products Used:
We tried a dozen other SUV's.



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Reviewed by:
SCOTT


Review Date
July 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 53.00 votes

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Review 3 of 8 , from TORONTO, ON CANADA

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 2002 HONDA VFR800I

Strengths:
Remarkably cooler engine temperatures in hot summer months and stop and go traffic. Quieter engine and transmission with incrediably smooth up-shifting. Fantastically long/extended drain intervals.

Weaknesses:
Hard to find and a bit pricey.

Summary:
I now own a HONDA VFR800I/2002 now and use REDLINE 10W40. I used to drive a really hot (temp.) running SUZUKI GSX750. REDLINE dropped the engine temperature by about 10-15 degrees celcius in both bikes. Smoother transmission and up-shifting as well as an overall quieter bike and instant starts. REDLINE handles the 35-40 degrees celcius summer daytime temperatures and then the cottage country nighttime temp's of 12 degress C with equal ease. REDLINE is a bit pricey; however, by lowering the engine temp as dramatically as it does, I can use regular, 87 octane, fuel instead of the pricier higher octane grades. (Most folks don't understand the true role of octane in gas; all other things being equal, OCTANE is there to RAISE the flashpoint of gas so that it does NOT pre-detonate upon contact with the hot engine surfaces. Higher octane = higher flash point. Lower the engine temp means less octane needed.) In the end REDLINE saves me money.

Similar Products Used:
MOBILE 1. AMSOIL.



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Reviewed by:
Brandon Wallach


Review Date
June 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

Visitors rate this review
4.79 of 5, 58.00 votes

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Review 4 of 8 , from UNITED STATES

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 1986 Audi 4000S Quattro

Strengths:
AMSOIL has ran in both my cars for over 5 years. I switched one time to Mobil 1 and started to use oil, switched back to AMSOIL and it stopped.

Weaknesses:
Just cost but that is inital as over it's use I save money so there is no weakness that I've been able to find.

Summary:
From all the research I've been able to do I've seen that AMSOIL is better than Redline and one funny review they had at a site that sells Redline the tests showd only Redline racing oil to be better than Mobil 1's typicl 5W-30. Considering you can't use it for street drving and Redlines street oil ran hotter and had less HP and torque it was amazing they even ran that test. I've yet to see a better oil than AMSOIL.

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I've used Redline in my motorcycles and it has worked great in them. It's a good oil, much better than regular conventional oils. I'm not impressed with Mobil 1 that I've used once recently and used f



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Reviewed by:
Calvin Joules


Review Date
March 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
4.85 of 5, 52.00 votes

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Review 5 of 8

Price Paid:  $25.00 from Local Shop

Year / Model Reviewed:
 87 Mustang

Strengths:
Everything

Weaknesses:
Zero

Summary:
Redline is the finest quality synthetic oil for race-duty cars in the world. No doubt in my mind. My car is a dedicated open track car can exceed 170mph. I spent $70000 on my car and it's worth every penney to spend the money for Redline products when it counts. Race Proven!

Similar Products Used:
Castrol Syntec, Royal purple, Mobile 1, and more.



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