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I think you misunderstood. (archive)

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Posted by Jon on April 26, 2001 at 12:08:59:

In Reply to: Re: I'm not doubting that it is better but... posted by michael on April 26, 2001 at 09:38:54:

I wasn't ranting at you, michael. I wasn't even replying to your message. I have no problem with someone saying that Redline is better based on what they have heard, seen, or experienced.

I was talking, specifically, about franklin's comment that he "likes Redline much better." To me, it's not a preference thing as his comment implies. Either it works better or it doesn't.

When people ask, "What ignition wires are the best?" or, "What oil is the best?" a lot of people say, "I like Magnacor way better than Nology," or, "I like Redline much better than Castrol." I don't care what you like! I don't care if you think the package is pretty or you like the way it pours or that it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. I want to hear stuff like the post I'm replying to (minus the rants).

I like to hear that people have seen the wear reduction on engines or lower oil temps or better oil analysis after a certain number of miles. These are facts. They are all that count in stuff like oil, gas, ignition wires, etc.


begin rant back-

I run redline in my SCCA ITB 1972 2002 race car. I have run Mobil1 and Castrol. Under race conditions, over three years, I have observed the differance in oil temp as shown by my mecanical guage. Mobil1 runs 10 -15 hotter then Castrol which runs 5-10 degrees hotter then Redline (~200 - 210). If you work in the garages of a major race (dayton42 sebring etc) you will find most of the teams are indenpendant, as opposed to BMW, Audi, etc. Most of these teams use redline in their engiens, diffs and trannies. This is from thousands of hours of collective experiance, as shown in tear downs after a race, series, season. After a team has ripped down a hundred engines, you will see if an oil makes a differance, and it does. One can learn from collective experiance, or one can learn from spun bearings.

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