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Hy-per Lube Zinc Replacement Additive Does What Today’s Oils Can’t

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.


How to Make Sure Your Radiator Doesn’t Sideline Your Life

 Hy-per Cool Radiator Cleaner and Super Flush protects against engine overheating

 Many of you made New Year’s resolutions for 2019: eat less, exercise more, stop smoking or other self-improvement goals. Now’s your chance to make sure keeping your vehicle’s radiator healthy in the new year makes the list. Might seem boring, but when your radiator has problems, your life has problems.

Over time, scale deposits and rust can build up in a radiator and can cause the vehicle to perform poorly or overheat, potentially damaging the entire cooling system. You can save hassle and expense by using a radiator flush that can eliminate and prevent this build-up, boost your vehicle’s performance and power, and extend the life of the water pump. It’s all available in one bottle. Literally.

Product Benefits

Hy-per Cool™ Radiator Cleaner & Super Flush (p/n HFL400) is the highest-performing radiator cleaner and flush on the market. This professional-grade, proven formula:

  • Cleans your entire cooling system
  • Removes deposits and coolant gel
  • Reduces overall operating temperature and efficacy of cooling system
  • Instantly neutralizes acids that cause corrosion
  • Helps prevent formulation of scales & deposits

Hy-per Cool Radiator Cleaner & Super Flush can be used in all gasoline and diesel engines. Unlike other flush products, this formula also contains a premium water pump lubricant that protects the pump seal from the abrasive material being cleaned out of the system. The lubricant also protects the water pump bearings if the seal was to fail during the flush procedure. One bottle treats up to 16-quart systems.

It’s not enough to add more water and antifreeze to your radiator as the fluid level decreases. A vehicle’s cooling system should be flushed – cleaned by circulating water and a cleaning agent throughout the engine – periodically to eliminate the dirt, rust and other harmful particles that build up inside the system that can clog your radiator or heater core. Hy-per Cool Radiator Cleaner & Super Flush cleans the entire system in 30 minutes or less, improving performance and protecting against overheating.

Hy-per Lube products are proudly made in the U.S.A., just an hour outside of Detroit, the Motor City.


A Cooling Legend: Prevent Engine Overheating with Hy-per Lube® Super Coolant

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.


Why You Should Never Use Distilled Water in Your Cooling System

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…)


8 Interesting Facts About Cars & Driving

Cars have a rich and interesting history. Even with modern day vehicles, there’s still a lot that people don’t know. Find out some interesting facts below!

1. Despite how cool and high-tech dashboards are getting, they date back to some of the earliest days in driving history. They were actually just wooden boards that were placed in front of a carriage. They would block the liquids and mud that horses would kick up into the area people sat.
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How to Properly Buy a Used Car

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…)


How to Find a Mechanic That’s Right For You

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!
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4 Easy Tips to Care for Your Car in the Winter

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…)


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