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Old 03-14-2009, 06:31 PM
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Finally found CI4/SL oil

I finally found oil that has the right additives for old tappet engines. It's Traveler 15w40 diesel. I found it at tractor supply.
It's the only oil I have found that has high levels of Zink & Phos.

Don

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Additives

I have looked at O'Reilly and Autozone by me now and neither had additives or oil containing higher zinc content.

I know it's out there, it's just my locals stores don't carry it that I could find!

I sure would like to find what I need in a name brand I know and trust.

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I agree on buying name brand, but the good oil seems to have been removed from the market to satisfy the Govs quest for longer cat converter life.

One place to look is a major truck stop. Let us know if you find it.

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You might want to research Shell's Rotella T motor oil. Still has the "good stuff" in it, available at all parts stores I've been to.
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I used to use Rotella, but the good stuff has been reduced to the point that it is now CJ rated....not good!

If you can find a CI4/SL oil please let me know.

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Walmart diesel oil, SuperTech made by Coastal, CI4/SL.
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There are always oil supplements, like ZDDPlus, GM's EOS (now marketed as a "break-in lube) as well as racing oil (off road use only, voids warranties. Expensive and would not be my first choice) that still contain zinc.

Racing oil might be blended w/Rotella to get some zinc in there w/o the down-side of racing oil alone.

One of the better options, IMHO, is Crane Cams Super Lube Break-In Concentrate, used at oil changes.

Comp (I think) has started offering a nitride-type treatment as an option on their cams. Soon, I believe all the major manufacturers will go to this process as the zinc drops even more or is eliminated altogether,

IMHO, the break-in period is when the zinc is mostly needed. Once broken in, the cam shouldn't require massive amounts of zinc to survive, unless we're talking 200 lbs. on the seat-type spring pressures.
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I hope the nitride treatment gets cheaper. Can't remember where I was surfing a few nights ago. Geesh, the Nitriding was more than the brand name cam cost.
On stock cams after breakin high ZDDP amounts shouldn't be needed but, the aftermarket, Extreme, Voodoo etc.. with higher spring pressures will need it.
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