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STP Oil Treatment

My 327 engine is a flat tappet and I know that the engine oil should contain zddp. Would one bottle of stp oil treatment have an adequate amount of zddp to provide the needed engine protection? I see I can purchase a bottle of ZDDP on Ebay for about $14 but that seems awful expensive. THanks.

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Do not additives. Do not use STP.

Buy a good oil like Valvoline VR1, Brad Penn or Lucas Hoy Rod oil.
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Back in the day we called it Studebaker Tar and Pitch due to its tendency to gum up things like lifters.

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Do not use STP that stuff is pure crap.


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Are you guys calling Richard Petty a liar!!

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It does make great chain saw bar lubricant

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Use quality oils, do some homework on ZDDP levels in the oil you buy but NEVER put ANY additive in your oil. Today's oils are blended by chemists with controlled processes with special chemicals that then perform quite well. If you add something to the oil, you just screwed up the other chemicals in that oil. You altered the chemical make up of the product, you also voided any warranty that oil maker had on their oil because you changed it. Think of it like you add a tablespoon of salt to your grandmother's cookie recipe and ruined the whole batch... that's what adding strange stuff to your oil will do.

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STP Oil Treatment, Wow, that stuff is still around LOL. Use a quality oil as recommended previously and you will be good to go.

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NNNOOOOO!!!

http://imgur.com/a/4epxl

That's what the wrong oil will do.

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As suggested by others - NO STP.
But you can add a bottle of GM EOS

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So how does adding EOS not alter the chemical makeup of an oil?!

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Do not use STP that stuff is pure crap.
Whaddaya mean? STP is the racer's edge!
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whaddaya mean? Stp is the racer's edge!

lol

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remember bardahl ?
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Whaddaya mean? STP is the racer's edge!
Funny enough my grandpa raced stock cars back in the 60's and was sponsored by STP. He swore by their stuff until the day he died but I wasn't convinced.

I didn't like the colors as a kid and that turned me off.

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