[Healeys] Lifter and Cam Wear ZDDP Issue

Derek Job derek.c.job at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 01:30:20 MDT 2016


As you are probably aware this subject was beaten to death on the British
Car Forum. The conclusion I came to at the time was that thinner, fully
synthetic oil was the best way to go. However there was still some
ambiguity regarding whether to look for a fully synthetic that had the 1200
ZDDP or whether to ignore that. Fully synthetic oil with high ZDDP is hard
to find and reduces the choice. I think I came across part of this chap's
report when I was doing my research. This is a great report and seems to
nail the ZDDP myth once and for all. I haven't read the whole report as yet
but I notice that all the best performing oils are fully synthetic, which I
guess is no surprise as the oil industry spends millions developing them.


On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 3:36 PM, Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com>

> For those of us who have been long term adherents to the theory that
> premature cam and lifter failure is attributable to the elimination of Zinc
> Dialkyl Dithio Phosphate (ZDDP) from modern oils the following link is to a
> very long but thought provoking blog related to the subject.
> https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/
> ​M
> ​ichael S
> BN1 #174​
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