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FAQ - Low ZDDP Oils and Flat Tappet Cams

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few new oils have zddp/Bad for Flat Tappet!
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Originally Posted by MikeyLikesIt View Post
I Have a new 460 bbf i put $7000.oo into and no zddp in my oil wiped out my camshaft. I spoke to comp cam reps and they said per batem: WE HIGHLY recomend using Valvolin VR1 racing oil it has a high particulate count of zddp. Also said we DO NOT RECOMEND SYNTHENTIC OR SYNTH-BLEND in flat tappet applications Reason being the sythetic does not allow the lifters to properly travel the surface of the camshaft Lobe. this is from a rep at COMP CAMS who also builds race motors for the last 20 yrs.
P.S. my oil pressure never droped and i used synthetic blend oil. and i had 7000 mi. on motor


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