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Old 09-28-2015, 02:29 PM
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Would an automotive zinc additive do anything for model fuels ,

Im guessing it would be good for diesels with their high pressures ?

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May be good or bad , good for a plain bearing diesels , or bad for glow plugs and ballraces

This ZDDP reacts under heat and load to create a sacrificial film that protects critical places like cam to flat follower with high spring pressure , info is all available

Why havnt the model people got a hold of it ?

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Short version of the story, Snake Oil. Most people have not embraced the concept because we know better.
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