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11/16/2020 6:15 PM  #1

zinc in oil

anyone know, any company that sells oil with the zinc still left in the oil? what viscosities it is sold in, and where to purchase it from?


11/16/2020 6:57 PM  #2

Re: zinc in oil

Look at Valvoline VR-1 I use their 10w-30. Walmart has the best price I've found, but it aint cheap


11/16/2020 6:57 PM  #3

Re: zinc in oil

Valvoline racing oil comes to mind as one source. But, double check...


11/16/2020 8:32 PM  #4

Re: zinc in oil

Try Brad Penn  or Joe Gibbs racing oil

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11/16/2020 9:19 PM  #5

Re: zinc in oil

perhaps the zinc additive is the easier choice

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11/17/2020 5:35 AM  #6

Re: zinc in oil

I just add a bottle zinc additive each time. Some will say to much zinc additive is bad. Nothing bad has happen yet the last 20 yrs.


11/17/2020 6:38 AM  #7

Re: zinc in oil

I add a bottle of STP at every oil change because it has the required zinc.  Cheaper than expensive oil considering that I change the oil in based on age not mileage. 


11/17/2020 7:19 AM  #8

Re: zinc in oil

You can also do a browser search for "engine oils with zinc"

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11/17/2020 1:10 PM  #9

Re: zinc in oil

One thing I forgot to note: don't let anyone tell you to use a Diesel oil because it has more zinc in it.  That information is out of date.  Diesel oils continued to have a high zinc content for some years after it was removed from gas oils, but eventually the zinc was removed from the Diesel oils as well.  They contain a slightly higher concentration that the current gas specific oils, but not enough for flat tappet cam protection. 


11/17/2020 8:08 PM  #10

Re: zinc in oil

Amsoil z rod has the zink

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