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Old 02-09-2001, 09:31 AM
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Great articles!

Jason Priest
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Old 02-09-2001, 09:53 AM
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Red Line Oil

I have used RedLine exclusively for the last 10 or so years. I became interested when I saw the Penske CART team transferring redline from a 55 Gal. drum to Mobil One quart bottles to keep the appearances of the use of a sponsors' product. I researched the ASTM test results of Redline and made the switch. To this day I don't think anything comes close to their performance on all tests relevent to a performance application. Most endurance teams use Redline. I have used their motoroils and all syn. lubricants with no problems in several Benz and other cars and bikes (a Kubota tractor too). The 300SD just had a timing chain done at 365,000 miles and the mechanic(very experienced with diesel Benzes) commented that the old chain was still good. I try to change oil and filter on that car every 7-8,000 miles. I do the 500E every 3-4,000. The Kubota once a year.
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Old 02-09-2001, 01:41 PM
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Good information..this is a very helpful thread.

I had my timing chain checked about a year ago and it was fine then.

On my Kubota...been nearly a year, so should change the oil this what you do? Is it annually or a function of the hours its used. Mine has about 50 hours on it now.
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Old 02-09-2001, 04:35 PM
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My Ford diesel tractor gets an oil change every six months or 50 hours whichever comes first. Sounds like your synched up with both measurements.

Good luck,

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