I put RedLine synthetic in all but the brake fluid on my 1995 Trooper. I use only genuine Isuzu brake fluid and parts. I have been very happy with the RedLine oils in the differentials, but I cannot tell the difference from the original dino oil. I started towing a 4000# trailer so I put synthetics everywhere I thought heat might be a problem. I have only one RedLine product complaint: The RedLine wheel bearing grease does not stay in the bearings as well as genuine Isuzu grease. I have RedLine synthetic automatic trnsmission fluid in my power steering. I have RedLine MTL in my manual transmission. The MTL in the manual transmission does make a difference that is noticeably easier shifting. I have used RedLine motor oil a few times to help clear up the lifter noise, but I normally use Valvoline Synpower since I can get it at WallMart for half what the RedLine costs. RedLine has good customer service and they will discuss RedLine vs Dino and look up your specific application. http://www.redlineoil.com.
FWIW: I use RedLine motor oil in my Suzuki 50Hp outboard. It is maintained by the Suzuki marine mechanic who works on many more just like it. He was impressed by the lack of wear in my engine which did not need the usual valve adjustments for the amount of hours on it. I rev that outboard above the recommended RPM range all the time for extended periods so I am very happy to hear that the RedLineOil is working so well under such conditions.
I've heard very good things about their products both from the performance car side (auto-xing with my XT6) and the truck side from off-roaders. I plan on doing Redline synthetics in my Trooper when I get the 30K maintenance done.
The brand name doesn't matter as long as it meets OEM specifications - listed on the label. For example, Mobil 1 meets the Dexron III / Mercon III specification as well as Amsoil Dexron III or Redline D4 ATF if I recall correctly.
I have use a TV in my 1995 Trooper-S with some string to the front head rest mounts and a third string to the rear view mirror or the "OhJesus Handle" in front of the passenger door. From these strings hang a small 7" portable TV. (If you have arm rests on the front seats just slip a pillow case over them and voilla a TV mount) On the floor or passenger seat rests a DVD player and a 12VDC to 120VAC inverter. The DVD is the household unit borrowed for the trip. The litle TV works great and has a video input for the DVD video. The DVD audio goes to one of those CD adapter units that has a 1/8 jack at one end and a fake cassette on the other, pop this thing into the cassette player and the DVD sound plays on the Trooper speakers.
Total cost $379. Compare that to installed VHS TV up to around $2000!!!
DVD player borrowed from home $0.00
tiny little TV $300
DC to AC inverter $79 for an overkill nice one
The kids loved it. At home they are limited to one hour of TV a day. On a long trip its movie binging time.
Paisan, where/how do you sit it/anchor it so it doesn't slide around. I assume you mean a casette adaptor from the speaker output into the casette deck. Do you convert to AC and then convert back using the DC converter on the laptop? Any problem with the DVD stopping due to bumps?
I usually have my passenger hold it on their lap! If not, I move my pass seat all the way up and put my pillows under it. Not an idea system. On my website are instruction of how to build a holder in the how to section. I use the cassette wire adpater from the speaker output for it. Also usually run my GPS in the background behind the DVD so we can flip to that for quick refrence. I run an inverter that put out 120v A/C and then I use the regular A/C Adapter for the laptop.
So far never had the DVD skip at all even on bumps. I don't usually watch it while off-roading but shouldn't be a problem since the CDroms in Laptops don't have the cd floating, it's actually snapped into the CD unit.