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    RedLine Oil Recomendation

    Redline has a new web tool where you put in your cars make/model/etc and it tells you what redline products it recommends.

    For a 93 NA 5 speed I got
    recommended motor oil: 5w30
    recomended transmission oil: MT-85 (75W85) GL-4

    Thought that was interesting. I recently put redline 10w40 (from 15wSomething Mobil 1) and the difference was ridiculous, not a single lifter tick after the first 1.5 seconds of startup after the change, even with cold mornings starts. Engine feels great. I might try the 5w30 afterwards to see how that works out, but redline is a bit of an expensive "experiment".

    I was suprised to see MT-85 instead of MT-90. I'm actually staring at 3 quarts of mt-90 that will be put in the transmission tomorrow.

    The numbers arent too different so im not worried, but I figure since oil is always a hot discussion id bring it up.

    Incase anyone is wondering for a vr4 it says:
    recommended motor oil: 10w30
    transmission oil: MT-85 (75W85) GL-4
    transfer case: MT-85 (75W85) GL-4
    rear diff: 75W90 GL-5

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    Its basically just pulling the recommendations from the manual nothing magical about it.

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    but if you risk running it rich they will recommend 5w40 but thats what I use anyway .

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    UOA has shown that 40wt is a better choice for the VR-4 anyways. 10w-40 or 5w-40 should perform very similar with the 10w-40 being in theory more stable.

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    MT-85 is a product that just recently came out. They designed it for tranies like ours that require 85 according to the manual, but up umtil now we have all used MT-90 because thats all they had, and it works great.

    -Ricer Evo 8: 8.75 @ 166 Best MPH of 167. Quickest 4G63 Powered Evo in The US!!!
    -Chris Cessna's Stock short block Evo 8: 9.76@150 Worlds Fastest Stock Motor Evo 8 and First Stock Block In The 9's!
    -Shawna's DD Evo 8: 9.97@143.88 Best MPH of 145 Full leather interior, A/C, navigation, stock brakes, cruisin 9's in style
    -Cory's Stock 7 bolt talon: 10.3@136 No crank walk here...
    -STM Stock turbo/motor Stealth RT: 10.95@127 Worlds Quyickest/Fastest and most powerful Stock turbo/ motor 3S
    -James STM built Pump gas Evo8 stock motor: 10.2@137 Stock long block, and only on pump gas!
    -Mike Faggiano Evo3 16g stock motor 1g 11.0@124 just a 16g knockin on 10's door.
    And the list goes on...

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    Hmm maybe ill keep my 10w40 in there, and the mt-85 for next time
    Also need to find my copy of the manual haha.
    Last edited by x2percentmilk; 11-16-2010 at 11:07 PM.

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