Our legendary zinc replacement additive provides wear protection under extreme pressures
When it comes to delivering the required extreme pressure wear protection for motorsport and classic cars, today’s standard motor oils fall short. But there’s a reliable and affordable oil additive that can help.
Hy-per Lube Zinc Replacement Additive (p/n HPZ212) is designed specifically for vehicles and industrial engines in high-stress and demanding conditions and environments. It offers a simple and efficient way to keep cams, lifters and rocker arms safe and eliminate significant wear.
When motor oil manufacturers began reducing levels of ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphate) in their products to protect catalytic converters from premature damage, the change left owners of many types of older or high-performance vehicles built with flat tappet camshaft engines without the necessary wear protection. It’s a need that has only been growing with time, as modern oils continue to leave this hole unfilled.
The lack of the appropriate levels of ZDDP can result in camshaft wear, piston scuffing and damage to lifters and the valvetrain. This damage could mean reduced oil pressure, compression loss, lower fuel economy, leaks, smoking, noise, lost power and shorter engine life.
“When engine oils had more ZDDP, they were able to continually replenish the sacrificial coating on metal parts,” says Clay Parks, vice president of development for Hy-per Lube. “Today’s oils need help protecting those metal parts to limit excessive wear and parts failure. Our Zinc Replacement Additive delivers this protection better than high-content zinc motor oils.”
Hy-per Lube Zinc Replacement Additive contains an exclusive polymer ester formula, which when added to any motor oil, bonds to the metal surfaces to allow the parts to move more smoothly. These additives allow a tremendous amount of pressure to be applied to metal-on-metal surfaces without the additives losing their original properties or causing extreme wear to the cams, lifters and rocker arms.
Our zinc (ZDDP) replacement formula is compatible with all motor oils, including synthetic, and can be used in any vehicle year, make or model. The additive does not contain heavy metals, reduces cold-start wear after long periods of disuse and is safe to use with all engines, even those with catalytic converters. Gasoline-powered vehicles manufactured before 1996 and diesel-powered vehicles made before 2004 especially benefit.
Questions about whether this product is right for your car or industrial machine? Give us a call at 800-345-6572, or message us via Facebook and we’ll be happy to help. If email is more your thing, you can contact us here and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Proven in racing, off-roading and even harsh-condition daily driving, Hy-per Lube Super Coolant helps engines run up to 25 degrees cooler while boosting performance.
Whether cruising around town or spending a weekend at the track, you need assurance that your coolant will provide the best possible protection from engine overheating. Chance are, if you are reading this, you also care about maximizing performance and keeping heat soak at bay.
Heat is generated in the cylinder head and as temperatures increase, so does the likelihood of pre-ignition and power loss unless ignition timing is retarded. This can also result in overheating and engine damage, unless enough heat is transferred into the coolant, carried to the radiator and then out into the air. That’s where Hy-per Lube Super Coolant comes in.
Hy-per Lube Super Coolant is a track-proven formula that reduces engine cylinder head temperatures to guard against overheating and allows the engine ECU to safely advance ignition timing, which results in maximum power output. It accomplishes this by reducing the surface tension of coolant, allowing it to more deeply penetrate metal surfaces at critical heat transfer areas inside the engine and radiator.
This results in more heat being transferred away from cylinder heads and a reduction in engine operating temperatures. Independent dyno tests prove that Hy-per Lube Super Coolant helps street applications using a 50/50 mix to run 8-10°F cooler, and racing applications using straight water to run up to 25°F cooler. Actual cylinder head temperatures can be reduced by up to 50°F.
But it’s not just for summer – Hy-per Lube Super Coolant also provides faster engine warm-up during cold weather. It is formulated to protect all metals found in cooling systems, including aluminum. Super Coolant provides complete protection from rust, corrosion, and electrolysis. This is particularly important in straight water applications where there is no corrosion protection being provided by the corrosion inhibitors in antifreeze. It is safe for use on all racetracks.
Super Coolant is compatible with all types and all colors of anti-freeze, including Dex-Cool. One bottle treats systems from 12 to 20 quarts.
If you have any questions about Hy-per Lube Super Coolant, leave a comment below, or hit us up on Facebook. We’re happy to help.
We get this question all the time when talking to customers on our tech line: What is the best type of water to use in my cooling system?” In this post, we would like to address this topic, as the plethora of misinformation regarding this topic has easily made it the most misunderstood.
Many people have “heard” that distilled water is the best water to use in a cooling system. This is wrong! While it is certainly true that distilled water’s purity prevents electrolysis and scale/deposit formation, it unfortunately comes with a potentially very damaging side effect. (more…)
Used cars have their advantages, and just because they carry the “used” title doesn’t mean the process needs to be a total crap shoot. Perhaps you’re looking for a reliable choice for your teen, or just a way to avoid paying an unnecessary amount of money to get that new car smell. Buying a used car can be tricky, and sadly, good honest salesmen are few and far between. Don’t give yourself any unnecessary stress. Follow these steps to make sure you’re choosing the right car.
In your initial used-car-hunting stages, you can do some simple tests to see if the car is worth the next step (taking it to a mechanic.) The first thing to look for is rust and dents on the exterior. Rust can turn into a huge problem on used cars, especially if there has been no attempt to treat it. When you’re done looking on the outside, look for similar problems under the hood. Try the quarter test on the tires, and look for other issues like interior seat ripping and bad headlights. If there are no blatant, forewarning issues, it’s very important to take your car to a mechanic. The mechanic’s bill is just a small price on such a major purchase. (more…)
Posted on: Jul 29 2013
When it comes to your car, you don’t want to trust just anyone to make the repairs that you need. And if you don’t know how to fix your car yourself, you’re really limited when it comes to options for good mechanics. You don’t want to get nickel and dimed, but at the same time, you want to be sure that your car is well taken care of and is actually going to receive the care that it deserves.
So if you’re feeling somewhat in the dark when it comes to finding the right mechanic, read through these quick tips, and next time your car is in need of some TLC, you’ll be glad you know what you’re looking for!
Posted on: May 7 2013
If you live in an area where it tends to drop to frigid temperatures in the winter, you’re probably experiencing just that right about now. How much do you dread those early mornings heading off to work, leaving your warm and comfortable home to venture out into the cold for your morning commute to the office, only to leave the warmth of your car to once again brave the cold to go into work?
Well, guess what – your car dreads that feeling, too. In fact, mistreating your car during the cold winter months can lead to serious long-term damage and can even contribute to shortening the life of your car. So before you hop in and drive off on those sub-zero mornings, take these 4 tips into consideration to help preserve the life and health of your car. (more…)
Posted on: Feb 6 2013