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Did Redline Oil work against your Hemi Tick?

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by Burla, Dec 31, 2019.

Did redline kill your hemi tick?

  1. Yes, Redline killed my tick..

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  2. NO, Redline was NOT successful at killing my tick...

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  3. It helped partially to quiet hemi tick...

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  4. Man I am tired of hearing about Redline :)

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  1. ToxicFire

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    Well i just did my oil change on 14 sport. Has 52k miles on it. Has no noise and ran great but its hot here in the summer so i put in redline 5w30 and amsoil oil filter. Will change it to redline 5w20 for the winter.
    Im going to get a analysis done and report back here. Also my driving is at least 90% highway driving if not 95% as we are rural and work 20 minutes away straight down the highway.



    As for my oil change i decided on the 5w30 redline because thats what i bought and burla hemi and everyone else who have good info i decided to try the 5w30 and so far the only chage i notice was the oil pressure. up a bit on idle and driving.
    Temps are same and MDS seem to work the same.

    While i was at the dealer here a well rated one i was picking something up i spoke the service manager and there mechanic and he said 5w30 redline was a perfect choice in nice warm weather and will do great in the engine and they only do 5w20 for warranty and because thats all to do with fuel econo. They said here in canada 5w30 would be a better choice in summer then 5w20 in the winter but most people just buy a vehicle and drive it and it they see use this oil in summer then use this in winter it gets complicated so 5w20 is good it gets good millage and people dont know better well most he said.

    So im a 5w30 redline guy for the summer haha.
     
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    0w30 for the year round play is probably would I look at doing. Then you don't have to overthink it. This thread will never apply to you, because my bet you wont ever get the tick. looking forward to seeing the uoa, there is a thread for it blackstone. First redline run is rarely good, but future ones look great. many reasons for that, leaching of ions and high aw additives that encourage wear before they discourage wear.
     
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    Yes 0w30 starting after winter is the plan. As i already have the 5w20 here purchased. It will go in probably end of october or mid november then ow30 will be purchased.

    Oil filter is such a stupid location. Not sure if worst then of grand vitara we had as that one was at the bank of the motor half way down.Had to lay on top and reach down and feel for it haha.
     
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    2nd oil change since purchase, I bought with 140k miles. No UOA yet.


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  5. NJ Zimaura

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    Great read!

    Man, I am bummed out that I had purchased 4 gallons of Amsoil 5W20 and also a bunch of "Hot Shot's Secrets" Stiction Eliminator Oil additive. Has anyone had experience with these?

    Debating whether I should bite the bullet and just buy Redline 5W30 and the Lube Gard for the next oil change, instead of using the Amsoil and the Stiction Eliminator.

    Any thoughts and advice would be helpful and thank you in advance.

    2006 RAM 2500 with 5.7L Hemi @ 160K miles
     
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    "Hot Shot's Secrets" Stiction Eliminator Oil additive - do you have sludge?
     
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    So there is a chance the amsoil will work with lubegard biotech, I might try that if I was you and give it t least 500 miles. The hot shot would be something I would try now with the current oil, and let us know if it changes anything. So it has a nano lubricant, but also a "cleaner" I need to look into, kind of counter intuitive as you want a film in that spot, and if this cleans it away, it might not help tick much. So I would try it now, maybe it will work, hard to say, but we know what actually works, putting a metallic film in the right spot.
     
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    So good news, the cleaner they use is not a solvent but rather an ester, which is both good at cleaning and for metal. Try that stiction eliminator now with current oil would be my play. If not, then try lubegard biotech and amsoil, use redline as your last move. Have you ruled out exhaust bolts? From link...

    A Group V synthetic ester assists in bringing deposits and additives back into solution, reducing friction and lubricating your oil system. Patented carbon nano particles are blended into Stiction Eliminator, filling in microscopic irregularities on the machined surface to provide a smoother surface for the lubricating film to form, which reduces friction and wear. Adding Stiction Eliminator to your engine oil results in a 62% decrease in wear over oil alone as verified by ASTM G-133 Third Party testing. The result is a cleaner, better running and longer lasting engine.
     
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    No, I don't think so, just read that its good for older engines.
     
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    Thank you very much for your advice and time!
    I actually do have 1 broken bolt on the driver side that I could easily tell by pulling on the exhaust manifold heat shield. (Going to fix that soon, currently researching whether I should just fix or upgrade with long tube headers and fix it at the same time)
    The stiction eliminator is more for prevention, and I am not sure if I really have any issues at the moment. From one of the threads you have posted, I got the feeling that it's not if the lifters will go bad, instead, it's when they will go bad, due to insufficient lubrication. So just want to help the engine as much as possible.

    I currently have the Amsoil 5W20 and the Stiction Eliminator in the engine and it's been about 500 miles, and the engine seems to run a bit smoother. But cannot really tell.

    Thank you for the good info!
     

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