Follow up - I found a phone number for Redline on the older bottle and
called them.Â The guy I talked to said the new stuff is not as
concentrated as the older formula, so you need to use more.Â The UPC
code is the same, so they tried to hide the fact that they made it less
concentrated.Â Kinda disappointed in that but at least I know.Â Just
thought I'd share that in case anyone else is using it, and hadn't
noticed the change.
Kees, I use it to try to reduce valve seat wear, since my car has not
had the valve seats changed to hardened.Â Some folks on this list
recommended this product as being the best choice at the time.Â I'm just
trying to make the engine and head last as long as possible with minimal
rebuild expense.Â Do you think there is any harm in using it?
On 7/9/2019 2:32 PM, Kees Oudesluijs wrote:
> That is called marketing. I very much doubt if you should use any at all.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> Op 9-7-2019 om 21:14 schreef John O'Brien:
>> I have been using Redline Lead Substitute in my Healeys for several
>> years, based on recommendations from this forum.Â I bought several
>> bottles a few years ago, and am getting close to being out, so I
>> ordered more.Â The old bottles said a 12 oz. bottle would treat 120
>> gallons (use 1 oz. per 10 gallon)Â The new bottles say the 12 oz.
>> bottle treats 25 gallons.Â Did they change the product or change the
>> recommended usage rate on the same product? I suppose I should follow
>> the new recommended usage rate, but it made the stuff more expensive
>> to use.Â Anyone have any insight or suggestions?Â Or is there a new
>> greatest and best lead substitute i should be using instead?
>> John O'Brien
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