Renegade Racing Lubricants are specifically designed to lubricate competition engines which run alcohol or higher octane fuels. “THE OIL OF CHAMPIONS!” Renegade Racing Lubricants Pro Series® is formulated with 3000 ppm of ZDDP (Zinc) additive, tough detergent-dispersant package, naturally high viscosity index base oils, excellent oxidation, advanced anti-foam system, high performance protection that provides winning results.
Jeff Smith (the guy who wrote the article) is a respected expert in all things high-performance. I think he makes a great point about adding anything to oil .. I've always figured there are guys in white shop coats that know a bunch more than me formulating oil. I'm certainly not qualified to mess with that science.
This said, the simple solution is to buy oil that has enough zinc from the git-go like Valvoline VR1, which is readily available at most parts stores.
These “who’s oil is best” discussions are always interesting because here is my reality:
High school and college, went through around 20 or so cars using the cheapest oil the parts store had on sale, many times waiting way too long to change it. Never got into discussions about who has best oil.
Fast forward to now, good job, family, 3 cars. Drive the Tri-Five Chevy roughly 1000 miles a year, changing the oil twice during that time, research oils like life depended on it. LOL.
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American Tri-Five Member 1444
1956 Belair 2 door sedan
Pearl Flame Orange/Diamond White
Switch to a roller cam, and you won't have to worry about the zinc content in the oil. Plus, you'll make a bunch more power.
Even though I run a full roller valve train in my BB, I like the thought of the added protection a high zinc oil offers with regards to the rod & main bearings. I am trying LUCAS Hot Rod oil this summer. Update in the fall.