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What is Z-MAX? #2894010 02/03/13 02:18 PM
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What is this Z MAX I hear so much about, and is it good? Any advice, thoughts and help is appreciated. My father was asking me about it.


Thank you in advance,

Adam

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894013 02/03/13 02:20 PM
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It sounds familiar, back in the days of PTFE resin? If so pass. Attracts deposits. Slick50 did that to me, another PTFE product. If its something else and not PTFE, disregard.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894027 02/03/13 02:28 PM
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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894041 02/03/13 02:35 PM
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Snake oil.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894043 02/03/13 02:35 PM
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Snake oil. If you need more Zinc try a classic car, HM or traditional HDEO oil. Some folks breaking in flat tappet recon jobs that don't want to buy a special break in oil add extra Zinc and Moly sometimes.

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894045 02/03/13 02:37 PM
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It reduces deposits from your bank account.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: dparm] #2894077 02/03/13 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Snake oil.


Technically it is very overpriced mineral oil.

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894090 02/03/13 03:12 PM
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Snake oil. I've never bought any but I had a friend who used it religiously in a ford 5.8. Spun a bearing at 100000 miles. He used Mobil 1 exclusively as well but even the mighty mobil 1 couldn't help what zmax was doing.
There are very few friction modifying additives that actually work. MOS2 by liqui-moly works as does their cera-tec additive.
Gm labels a zddp additive as well. I haven't used any of them in a while although I would again if I thought I needed them.
Good oil really doesn't need anything,but I have seen a fuel economy increase with the liqui-moly additives I mentioned.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894145 02/03/13 03:38 PM
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Whats it supposed to do besides cost $20? Reduce friction? Clean?
Or is its only purpose to be bought?

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: skyship] #2894148 02/03/13 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: skyship
Snake oil. If you need more Zinc try a classic car, HM or traditional HDEO oil. Some folks breaking in flat tappet recon jobs that don't want to buy a special break in oil add extra Zinc and Moly sometimes.


I dont think its a zinc additive. But nice try. Your expertise really shows

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: electrolover] #2894210 02/03/13 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: electrolover
Whats it supposed to do besides cost $20?
Or is its only purpose to be bought?
Bingo. It's primary use is to transfer money from your bank account to theirs.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894238 02/03/13 04:27 PM
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OK, aside from SUNKSHIPS assumption, I will tell my father to not buy the stuff.

thanks guys

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894243 02/03/13 04:29 PM
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Seems unusual that the FAA approved its use in aircraft motors where it has been used for a long time. Whether its beneficial or not, I have no idea, but I would believe that if it has had any harmful effect they would have come to light by now. I know a few pilots who have used it regularly.


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Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: shell_user] #2894273 02/03/13 04:51 PM
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anyhow, my dad isnt buying it/buying into any of it.

Re: What is Z-MAX? [Re: Clevy] #2894284 02/03/13 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: Clevy
MOS2 by liqui-moly works as does their cera-tec additive.


MOS2 is not soluble in oil.


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