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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. Many additives are present in modern engine oils to help reduce wear. These additives can break down over time due to wear, pressure and heat. Our engine zinc treatments offer anti-wear protection and help minimize the breakdown of lubricants in your oil. Zinc is also a natural lubricant and adds to the lubricating properties of your engine oil for added protection.

To get a little technical, ZDDP, also sometimes called ZDP, is basically a combination of zinc and phosphorus. When put under pressure, like between a flat tappet camshaft and a lifter, it attaches to the metal surface and becomes a sacrificial wear material. Beyond being an anti-wear additive, it also is a corrosion inhibitor.

Adding a quality ZDDP supplement can help extend the life of your engine, especially if your engine is older and needs more zinc than modern oils deliver. Your engine also runs more smoothly and suffers less wear, meaning you get better fuel mileage and are less at risk of engine damage as your vehicle gets older.

Other Additive Benefits

Our engine treatment products are specially formulated to take care of a range of engine problems, including stalling and hesitation, rough starting, fuel consumption and premature wear. We’re proud of reputation and products, and are sure you’ll see a difference after the first application. Browse our entire catalog and choose the product that suits your engine and then use our online locator to find a retailer near you that carries our lineup.

You can also contact our team and request more information or get our help choosing the right engine treatment for your vehicle. Come and discover why Rislone is known for its ZDDP supplement and why we are the market leader thanks to our proven formulations.

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