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What Benefits Does Zinc (ZDDP) Offer Your Engine?

If you read the makeup of our famous Rislone Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Additive, you will notice that it focuses specifically on zinc, which most other additives don’t. More specifically, it contains zinc dialkyldithiophosphate, or ZDDP. While it may be hard to pronounce, ZDDP is an important component of engine oil supplement products for older cars with flat-tappet camshafts, especially classic cars or older high-performance hot rods. If you are considering one of our engine treatment products for your classic car or hot rod, we invite you to learn a bit more about what ZDDP does.

Lubrication Is Key
The major role of any engine oil is to lubricate moving metallic parts and reduce friction.…

Posted in: Engine, General, Oil

Quick Guide: The Many Colors of Car Smoke and What They Mean

Have you ever paid attention to the color of smoke coming from the exhaust pipe of your car? While this might sound odd, the color of your exhaust can give you information on how your vehicle is running and whether it needs attention. Exhaust is sometimes an easy indicator of car health.

Here at Rislone, we have decades of experience as a leader in treating engine problems and have put together this list to help you identify the different colors of smoke and react when necessary.
Colors to Watch For
Here are the main colors of smoke that you might detect coming from your vehicle, each one indicating a different potential problem:

Blue smoke: This typically occurs when some…

Posted in: Engine, General, Oil

Tech Tip: Cold Weather Warm-Up Idling Can Harm a Modern Engine

Winter is hanging on for much of the US. Be sure to protect your vehicle from excess wear and friction caused by long periods of idling.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, idling does surprisingly little to warm the engines of today’s gasoline-powered vehicles. Modern engines are engineered so they’ll actually warm up faster if they are driven, not left to idle for long periods of time. Until the engine warms up sufficiently, the onboard computer system is putting extra gas into the combustion chamber. And all that gas is an outstanding solvent that can wash lubricating oil off the walls, causing significant extra wear and friction on components like piston rings and cylinder liners. This engine warming negative effect can be fought off with engine treatment…

Rislone Nano Prime Engine & Oil Additive Reduces Engine Wear Up to 37 Percent

It powers our custom 700 horsepower Rislone RS700 Mustang.

It’s the choice of race and off-road clubs around the world, and a proven part of any car enthusiast’s maintenance schedule.

It’s Rislone Nano Prime, and it’s quite simply the most advanced additive we’ve made in our 96 year of being in the business.

Rislone® Nano Prime Engine & Oil Additive (P/N 4104) uses ground-breaking synthetic nanotechnology to provide engines of all ages with significantly greater protection against friction and wear than oil alone. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) testing shows all engines treated with this next-generation engine lubricant and oil treatment enjoyed greatly reduced wear and friction. This reduction provides increased engine performance and allows vehicles…

How to Keep Your Car on the Road for 200,000 Miles (or More)

There are many great reasons for driving an old car. You might want to save money for something else or have a reliable old car that you just don’t want to get rid of. Maybe you like going retro and simple – some of our customers are simply nostalgic about older cars and prefer the simple appeal of an older vehicle. This is especially true for DIY fans and mechanics who prefer to do their own work on an older car instead of taking it to a shop for high-tech diagnosis and costly repairs.

Whatever your reason for driving an old car, our team here at Rislone is behind you. We talk to customers every day with…