TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.)
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Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.)

Part No. 10063 Warranty Details  
Designed for race applications, Lucas TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive protects the camshaft lifters and valve train during the break-in period of a new motor.

Product Features:
  • Designed for race applications requiring additional extreme-pressure additives; not designed for passenger car use
  • Formulated for flat tappet camshafts during break-in or as an additive to any motor oil to help prevent premature wear
  • Helps seat new rings while providing an extreme-pressure additive to help protect the entire valve train
  • Add 1 bottle with every oil change
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Synthetic Oil Compatible:Yes

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Lucas Oil ProductsTB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.)
 
4.8

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  • Reduces wear (4)

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5.0

Must have for all older engines

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Comments about Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.):

Great product for your engine protection

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4.0

None of our 3 vehicles have roller lifters.

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from Melbourne, Florida

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Pros

  • Reduces Wear

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Truck

    Comments about Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.):

    Their website says 16oz "will achieve" 5000ppm of Zinc in 4 1/2 qts of oil. That should mean that 2oz should bring 600ppm SN oil to 1225ppm. But again they use vague snake oil verbage. Did the oil sample start out at 600ppm, or 2150ppm and then end up at 5000ppm after they added the stuff? Still, I bought it. I plan to add 2oz at each oil change.

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    5.0

    flat tappet must

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    from Indianapolis, IN

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    Pros

    • Improves Vehicle Performance
    • Reduces Wear
    • Runs Clean
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car
      • Regular Use
      • RV
      • Truck

      Comments about Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.):

      great and a must for todays oils without the zinc. since 1990' they have been reducing zinc and phosphorus in engines due to the newer engines with roller cams that do not require them so if you have a engine with a flat tappet camshaft do yourself a favor and extend the life of your engine with some of this stuff it will save your camshafts life

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      5.0

      Use it in my 69 Camro DZ 302

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      from Barnesville, PA

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      • Improves Vehicle Performance
      • Reduces Wear

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          Comments about Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.):

          Been using this in my stock 69 302 DZ since the day I bought it. After 87k miles I decided on a complete engine rebuild due to valve guides. Upon disassembly my shop was quite surprised to see that my stock 30 - 30 cam was still in EXCELLENT condition. We put the "old" cam back in and after 5000 miles on the rebuild everything is OK. Just the sweet rattle of a solid cam !!!

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          5.0

          this stuff works

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          from Clifton Park, NY

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Engine builder, Mechanic

          Pros

          • Reduces Wear
          • Saves flat tappet cams

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cam break in and regular
            • Regular Use

            Comments about Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (16 oz.):

            adds zinc necessary to prevent wiped cam lobes / lifters in engines using flat tappet cams. A little pricey but no failures to date using this and valvoline VR-1 racing oil.

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            • Q:

              I bought a bottle of Lucas zinc additive and was curious do I just pour it straight into the motor that has new oil already in it or do I have to mix it with oil prior to installing it?
              Asked on 7/19/2016 by TC from Oxford Me

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                A:

                Hi TC, glad to assist you! You can pour this Lucas zinc additive directly into the motor that has new oil in it. For more information, I would suggest that you contact the Lucas Oil directly at 800-342-2512 and they would be in a better position to help you.

                Answered on 7/21/2016 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Ugh I have a question about this product, a AAP cust service rep sure is recommending it to me for my everyday use personal use/pleasure car, I have a 95 mercury grand marquis, how come it says that it is not for passenger use but then a AAP rep online saying that I can use it, I am confused, someone help me on this, I see it will prevent mature wear of the engines, but what gets me is like I said of a rep recommend it to me and then here I see that it says not for passenger cars,
              Asked on 11/27/2015 by Blove from Fitzgerald, GA

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                A:

                Hello Blove. This product is only for use on a newly assembled engine. It helps with the wear in (break in) process. We do not suggest you use this with non-rebuilt engine.

                Answered on 11/29/2015 by Panda from AAP
            • Q:

              I read this additive is for race applications, and not for street use. What happens when his Lucas zinc additive is being used in an old street car of 1970. Can it harm the engine? I know some guys using this additive in oldtimers with normal engines, small blocks and not for racing.
              Asked on 5/19/2015 by Ron

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                A:

                Hi Ron, glad to serve you! Lucas Engine Break-In Oil Additive TB Zinc-Plus protects camshaft lifters and valve train during break-in period of motors. It is excellent for flat tappet camshafts during break-in or as an additive to any motor oil to prevent premature wear. It contains an exclusive blend of extreme pressure additives and is designed for race applications requiring additional extreme pressure additives. Dyno testing shows a more efficient break-in when used, resulting in less engine run time prior to race day. Add one bottle with every oil change to increase the zinc content of your motor oil. Not designed for passenger car use. For more information please visit this link. URL - http://lucasoil.com/products/engine-oil-additives/engine-break-in-oil-additive-tb-zinc-plus

                Answered on 5/19/2015 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              How much TB-Zinc-Plus should be added to one quart of oil (without ZDDP) for topping off when engine is a quart low but not ready for an oil change? It is a 468 BBC with about 3000 miles on engine. For street use.
              Asked on 3/19/2015 by Ernie from Clio, Michigan

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                I'm happy to help, Ernie! The amount of Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive (Part No. 10063) that you add will depend on the oil capacity of the engine and your preferred mix ratio. A chart with the mix ratios is available here: http://lucasoil.com/images/documents/Zinc_Values_MotorcycleOil.pdf.

                This product is designed for race applications requiring additional extreme-pressure additives. It is not designed for passenger car use. Now that your engine is broken in, switching to a high quality synthetic motor oil with a high quality filter will provide you with excellent wear protection, increased efficiency and could also extend your oil change interval.

                An image of the label, including instructions, is available here:http://lucasoil.com/media/k2/galleries/295/breakinoil-lable-tsr.jpg. You may also find additional product information here: http://lucasoil.com/images/documents/TDS_Break-In-Additive.pdf.

                Answered on 3/20/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              Tb- zinc plus from Lucas good for my 1987 Buick grand national turbo with high miles
              Asked on 8/10/2014 by Turbo from Holbrook ny 11741

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                A:

                I'm happy to help, Turbo! Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive is designed for race applications requiring additional extreme-pressure additives and is not designed for passenger car use. If you do not have any oil leaks in your 1987 Buick Grand National Turbo, I suggest using a high mileage synthetic motor oil which can provide additional protection to your high mileage engine. Mobil 1 10W-30 High Mileage Fully Synthetic Motor Oil (Part No. 103535/98JD37) is a great option.

                If you are looking for a great conventional high mileage motor oil, Castrol GTX High Mileage Conventional Motor Oil (Part No. 06450), Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage Motor Oil (Part No. 797976/VV149), Pennzoil High Mileage Conventional Motor Oil (Part No. 160554) or Quaker State Defy High Mileage Motor Oil (Part No. 550024106) are all great options.

                Answered on 8/15/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              I have a 1970 freshly remanufactured 302ci motor that has flat tappets and a non-roller high torque cam. The engine manufacturer requires me to use a high zinc break-in engine oil additive that has a ZDDP content of no less than 0.14% (1400 ppm).

              MY QUESTION: WHAT IS THE ZDDP CONTENT IN THE LUCAS TB ZINC-PLUS ENGINE BREAK-IN OIL ADDITIVE?

              Thank you.
              Asked on 7/16/2013 by david from Massachusetts

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                A:

                Addition of 16 oz. of this Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive - part# 10063 to 4.5 quarts motor oil will achieve approximately 5,000 ppm of Zinc. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 7/17/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Since the question, "Is this product safe for use in my street driven engine?", keeps getting a repeated response of the product description (which implies it is not), the next question becomes:

              "Does Advance Auto Parts sell ANY engine break-in oil or oil additive that is suitable for a street driven engine?
              Asked on 5/2/2012 by Anonymous

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                A:

                In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                Answered on 5/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              I'm building a 403 olds engine right now and going to be breaking it in within the next week. Will this product work for the first start-up as an additive, knowing it will be a street use after this, and not continuing use after the break in cycle? Also will it work with a sunthetic oil?
              Asked on 4/2/2012 by Anonymous

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                A:

                This Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive with part# 10063 is excellent for flat tappet camshafts during break-in or as an additive to any motor oil to prevent premature wear and is designed for race applications requiring additional extreme pressure additives. This oil additive protects camshaft lifters and valve train during break-in period of motor. This is an exclusive blend of extreme pressure additives to enhance protection in any motor oil, conventional or synthetic.

                Answered on 4/3/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Hi I have a chevy big block engine 1972,can I use this every oil change.
              Asked on 3/7/2012 by Anonymous

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                A:

                This Lucas Oil Products TB Zinc-Plus Engine Break-In Oil Additive with part# 10063 is designed for race applications requiring additional extreme pressure additives. Add one bottle with every oil change to increase the zinc content of your motor oil.  It is not designed for passenger car use.

                Answered on 3/8/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              i have a brand new engine yet to be started. can i run 5qts 10w30 conventional motor oil and 1 bottle of tb zinc plus for start up and break in?
              Asked on 11/26/2010 by sputzy from sheboygan falls wi

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                A:

                What kind of engine is it?

                Answered on 11/26/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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