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Old 05-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Zinc engine oil additive

A car-savvy friend suggested that zinc additive is a good thing to add to oil. He said EPA recently banned zinc in commercial motor oils, and people add it as an additive.

apparently, "it makes motor oil better, keeps your metals super lubricated"

Any thoughts on this?
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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I know Zinc enriched oil is highly recommended for new engine break-in process.

That's why we are running Rotella T in our SBC powered tow vehicle. It is very helpful for a cam to ensure it doesn't go flat prematurely.

Most of your diesel oil is already enriched with Zinc. But is it required for an engine that's been ran for 30,000 miles already...not so much.
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