<VV> Zinc oil additive question

kcvair at netscape.com kcvair at netscape.com
Thu Oct 8 11:50:49 EDT 2009

I bought some of this and added to my oil change and figured that the 1000 miles was aimed towards cars with catalytic converters, so I added with my oil change to my Corvair.  The clerk had to order it special and did not know of the "zinc" problem.  However, he did say when I picked it up the next day someone else had asked the same question about zinc in oil and no one had ever mentioned it before.  I am surprised that it is not common knowledge among the stores that sell oil products.    Ken Clark


--- Markpowhatan at aol.com wrote:

From: Markpowhatan at aol.com
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Zinc oil additive question
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:05:10 EDT

While in a auto parts store today, I noticed a Lucas oil display with  a 
Zinc oil additive part #10060 for use in break in of  new cams with flat  
tappets. It recommended use for only first 1,000 miles due to catalytic  damage 
results.  Can this be the same oil additive currently sold by "our"  well 
known parts suppliers, and would it be good for continual  use?  If so, how 
much of this for 1 oil change in the case of our  Corvairs?  It came in 16 oz. 
bottles I believe.   Has anyone any  information about this?
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