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HOT ROD ENGINE OILS

“ Ed Pink Racing Engines uses BR30 Break-In Oil in every engine that we run on our dynos, and I use Driven HR3 Synthetic 15W-50 in my ’29 Highboy Roadster. I recommend this oil to anyone who has a vintage performance car. It is the best insurance for long engine life that you can get.” – ED PINK, Ed Pink Racing Engines

WHY USE HOT ROD OIL?
Modern API certified oils are designed to protect catalytic converters. Driven Hot Rod Oil is designed to protect your camshaft. With high levels of ZDDP to protect your engine, it delivers the chemistry that classic cars, muscle cars and historic cars need. Because these cars are not daily drivers, Driven Hot Rod Oil also delivers storage protection additives to guard your engine from rust and corrosion. These additives also prevent dry starts. Developed specifically for older cars, no other oil provides this unique combination of lubricant chemistry.

Modern engine designs and oils have done a great job of reducing emissions and protecting emissions control equipment. However, modern oils have wreaked havoc on older engines. The reduction in emissions in modern cars has coincided with a reduction in traditional anti-wear additives (i.e. ZDDP) in modern oils, and that is bad news for your flat tappet camshaft.

As stated in the book Lubrication Fundamentals, ”In heavily loaded applications, flat tappet cam followers operate on partial oil films at least part of the time. Lubricants with anti-wear additives are necessary if rapid wear and surface distress are to be avoided. The oil additive Zinc dithiophosphate (ZDDP) is to provide anti-wear activity for the camshaft and lifters.” Simply put, you shouldn’t use oil designed for modern engines in older style engines.

Because Driven Hot Rod Oil is designed specifically for older style historic car and hot rod engines, it also features US military specification rust and corrosion inhibitors. These unique additives fight the formation of rust and defend against corrosion while your car is in the garage or storage. Pictured to the right are the results of a 1,000 hour severe storage simulation test. The surface treated with Driven Hot Rod Oil showed NO rust or corrosion.

When your car sits in the garage over the winter, Driven Hot Rod Oil fights corrosive wear and rust. When you fire the engine up, it protects your engine from excessive cold start wear. And when you put the pedal to the floor, Driven Hot Rod Oil protects your camshaft from scuffing. No other oil provides this level of protection in the garage, at start-up and on the road.

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    HR1 Conventional 15W-50

    Perfect for big block muscle cars and blown street rods. Perfect for engines with original seals. Good for loose bearing clearances.

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    HR2 Conventional 10W-30

    Great for small block street cruisers and “crate” motors. 10W Multi-grade formula provides excellent start-up protection.

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    HR3 Synthetic 15W-50

    The perfect choice for modified “old school” muscle cars. Excellent protection for big blocks and looser clearance engines. Ideal for long stroke and/or high compression engines.

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    HR4 Synthetic 10W-30 – 1Q

    The ultimate in street/strip protection – Excellent start-up protection and the high temperature stability of a synthetic. Great choice for street/strip bracket racers.

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    HR5 Conventional 10W-40

    Conventional 10W-40 Great for small block and crate engines. Features storage protection additives that guard against rust and corrosion during winter storage. 10W Multi-grade formula provides excellent start-up protection for flat tappet, overhead and roller cam engines. No ZDDP or additives required. Viscosity typical of 10W-40. Formerly referred to as HR5. Product Features: STORAGE PROTECTION… Continue reading

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    HR6 Synthetic 10W-40

    Synthetic 10W-40 Excellent protection for supercharged, big block and looser clearance engines. Ideal for long stroke and/or high compression engines. Safe for O2 sensors and vehicles equipped with catalytic converters. No ZDDP or additives required. Viscosity typical of 10W-40. Formerly referred to as HR6. Product Features: STORAGE PROTECTION Uses the same oil additive technology developed… Continue reading

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  1. Hi, I'm interested in this product to use in my Mitsubishi EVO IX. Can you send me any more details on this oil? I currently use Penrite Pro Gear 75W-85. Do you sell these in larger quanities, like 5L?

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  2. Have steel block ls stroker fully rebuilt with  high compression around 600 hp and bearings at .0025 what  oil should I buy to run for street and track use please .

    cheers

    Riccardo

    launceston

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