News from Red Line Oils

Hi all

Red Lines fuel treatments are extremely popular due to the quality of their ingredients and the effectiveness of their formula. So, when Red Line got in touch to inform us about a formula change on one of their most popular additives, the Red Line Lead Substitute, we were all ears!

So, how does this formula change effect this product? Well, for starters, Red line have had to change its chemical composition because a raw material that makes up the basis of its structure has now been listed as “hazardous to ship”

This change to its fomulation to make it compliant has had some side effects in the fact that the dosage has had to increase – from the 12oz bottle previously treating 120 Gallons, it now only treats 25 Gallons. Not ideal, however, as Red Line is an American company, this is the price that we had to pay to make it legal to import. In our opinion, it’s still well worth it for the quality and reliability of the product, it was this or simply go without!

However, we are glad to say that the product still retains all of its cleaning and protection properties which are listed below:

  • Protects exhaust valves, cleans carburettors and injectors
  • Cleans intake valve deposits
  • Safe for all gasoline engines
  • Safe for catalytic converters
  • Prevents valve seat damage in engines designed for leaded gasoline
  • Prolongs the useful life of older engines without updated valve seats

Red Line Lead Substitute has been subjected to a valve seat recession test by an independent test house on behalf of the FBHVC. The results of the test indicate that the level of valve seat protection is likely to be adequate for all normal driving, but not including racing or other exceptionally arduous uses.

You can find this product HERE, and all of Red Lines additives HERE. Don’t forget, you can use the code OPIEBLOG to get a 10% discount on your order.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated if there are any further changes to the range. In the meanwhile, if there’s any further info that you need, just give us a call on 01209 202 944 or drop us an email to We’re in the office Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 5:30.

Until next time!



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