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stefanoc Mar 8, 6:37am - #413685 

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just used redline 5w-30

ok i just put redline 5w-30 today in my car, and honestly no noticable differences. but wut i really noticed is that it takes longer to start the car. it turns over more than before the engine turns on.
is this cz i just put synthetic in, or is this how synthetics make engines work, or is the engine oil too thin?
my car has 19,000miles
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Steven Mar 8, 7:50am - #413686 
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Did you really think you were going to notice a difference by using redline? lol What difference were you expecting? more hp? ahahahah
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RavynX Mar 8, 8:16am - #413687 

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Originally Posted by Steven

Did you really think you were going to notice a difference by using redline? lol What difference were you expecting? more hp? ahahahah


I thought it improves how smooth it shifts?

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XxMerlinxX Mar 8, 9:44am - #413688 
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gtsbill01 Mar 8, 1:45pm - #413689 
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Originally Posted by RavynX
Originally Posted by Steven
Did you really think you were going to notice a difference by using redline? lol What difference were you expecting? more hp? ahahahah


I thought it improves how smooth it shifts?


5w-30 is for your engine not your transmission
The transmission uses MT 90
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JettaMan Mar 8, 3:12pm - #413690 

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ya.. um better grade will clean ur engine out.. but not much power increase

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ExNihilo Mar 8, 3:57pm - #413691 
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Hmmm, I run with Mobil-1 synthetic, and never noticed that it took longer to start up. But it might have, and I just didn't notice.

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QTRMLR_1 Mar 8, 5:52pm - #413692 

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even if it's only a couple of hp on the top end, you'd have to dyno to know. too many variables on the street. not sure if my butt is sensitive enough to feel 2 hp, but everybody's different.

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renfield90 Mar 8, 9:30pm - #413693 

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I'd be more concerned with battery health than what oil I used...especially since you probably used 5w-30 before.

He'd have to do 3 before dynos, 3 after dynos, and average the results, in order to really take any guesses about performance. I wouldn't be surprised if there was 2 extra HP between the worst regular oil on earth (after 15K on it) and a synthetic...but oil is for lubricating and keeping your engine healthy, not making it go faster. spineyes
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Gen7fan Mar 8, 9:44pm - #413694 
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Hell I use ticker oil (10w-30) and don't have that problem, check your battery.

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stefanoc Mar 9, 7:54am - #413695 

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save the laughter for urself steven. a lot of ppl told me that the idle is better with synthetic.
no i wasnt expecting hp from the oil, but i was abit hoping my valve ticking would be lower (wishing).
the only reason i switched to redline is cz i got it at a good deal, its one of the best oils out there, i wanted synthetic so i dont change the oil every 3000 miles, and i wanted to take as good care of the engine as possible.

i also have redline mt90, you can kinda tell the shifts get smoother, but not much of a noticable thing.
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stefanoc Mar 9, 7:55am - #413696 

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oh and btw, the engine is turning over like before. i guess a few starts took care of that problem. my battery life is ok.
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Puppypunter Mar 9, 8:02am - #413697 
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Check out Royal Purple Oil. I'm not sure if they make 5w-30 or not though. I have seen dyno differences on Corvettes, and the stuff actually did work like they claim (and before everyone asks for proof, I don't have it. It wasn't my dyno, I was just watching). There wasn't a massive increase, but it did go up.

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stefanoc Mar 9, 8:05am - #413698 

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thats something good to hear, but hp wasnt wut i was looking from the oil.
but thats good info, i bet it wouldnt help the celica much though. 4cyl 1.8L doesnt really have that much of a potential.
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Pate Mar 12, 3:44am - #413699 

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have you been using synthetic the whole time? I think youre supposed to use synthetic throughout the whole life of the engine or it won't prolong the life of the engine. it is nice to have it idle smoothly though. wave
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Pnoy Mar 12, 3:55am - #413700 
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Royal purple does make 5w-30. I don't think it does make any difference with power wise. Better engine oil, good TLC for your engine and good engine last longer.
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Puppypunter Mar 12, 4:04am - #413701 
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Yeah, I realized that Royal Purple does make 5w-30 after I actually took a good look at their site smile. Maybe I will try it out. Do a few dynos before and after. I wouldn't expect much change from a 4 cylinder though, but it would be interesting to know. So maybe...
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celicafourotwo Mar 12, 8:50am - #413702 

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have you guy heard about the new Mobil 1 with 1500miles change interval?? i just saw it a few days ago on tv..since i don't have cable, i dont get anything..so i'm just slow..but if you have, any input?? good idea, bad idea?? i saw the new mobil 1 at walmart for 23bucks 5gal container, full synth..but it don't say anything about 1500miles change interval on it..hmmmmm..

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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stefanoc Mar 12, 1:31pm - #413703 

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^^ya just saw that.

but the redline is proven and tested that even after 18,000 miles, the oil still has life (it hasnt broken down completely)
just to play it safe and keep the engine healthier, im gonna change it every 10,000 miles

btw, that long turning over problem is gone, i guess the engine got used to it.


and no, you cant put synthetic oil in a celica engine from day 1. it has to first run on regular oil for atleast 3000 miles so the engine breaks in right.
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 14, 11:27am - #413704 
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10,000 miles is this really safe? confused i wouldn't think so, but...
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GTSbyTRD Mar 15, 2:30am - #413705 

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I just switched to Mobil 1 Full Synthetic, and i think the car sounds a tiny bit quieter, but it could be just cause i'm looking for a difference.


I'm still going to change my oil every 3,000 because i drive it harder then your average joe, and i'm sure cleaner oil may help my car last a little longer.


I would never go 15,000 miles! thumbsdown

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