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Do any you guys add lucas ZDDP to your oil .I have a guy I ride with once and a while that uses a couple ounces in ever oil change .He says it shifts a lot better with it in .It probaly won,t hurt nothing to try would it
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Your motor will probably outlast you, in spite of how hard you try to ruin it.

I don't like additives in general. Most are really bad news for wet clutches. However, when the manufacturer tells me their product is not good for my motor, as Lucas does on their web page for this product, well, I take their word for it.

The stuff is basically designed to help a race motor break in (wear) faster.

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I use it every oil change - add a bottle to the crank case first and then add the oil - I think it makes a difference - others might disagree...

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The stuff is basically designed to help a race motor break in (wear) faster.

https://lucasoil.com/products/engine...e-tb-zinc-plus
No, it is to prevent scoring on flat tappet cams and lifters during break in, not to cause wear. I don't believe in additives either though except in something that's worn out already.

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I use it every oil change - add a bottle to the crank case first and then add the oil - I think it makes a difference - others might disagree...

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I was just thinking a 2 to 3 ounces so I should not hurt anything .When you say you add a bottle are talking 16 ounces
How long you been doing for
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I add the 4 ounce bottle and have been doing it for years... No ill effects noted thus far and as noted in previous post, seems to improve shifting to me...

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I have never added anything to the oil on any of the Gold Wings I have owned, NEVER had an oil related problem. Most of that stuff is snake oil anyway. I have about 300,00 miles under my belt and the only failure I had on any of my Wings was alternator brushes sticking on my 92 Wing at about 80,000 miles.


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Thanks guys I think I will put about 3 ounces of Lucas ZDDPLUS sense I can get that locally
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