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Old 08-02-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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What determines proper engine oil

Choosing oil that reduces wear.

About a year ago I read about the reduction of zinc dithiophosphate (ZDDP) in the oils supplied with API approval that could affect sliding and high pressure (EP) friction in our cars. (excessive wear on camshafts lifters ertc)

The reasoning for the reduction of zinc, manganese and/or phosphates is that they reduce the effectiveness of and eventually damage catalytic converters and introduce minute amounts of pollutants into our atmosphere.


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The "proper oil" is the oil that meets the specs the manufacture says to use.
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