The Newest Addition to Quaker State’s Product Line Designed for Auto
Enthusiasts Needing High Levels of Zinc to Deal with Engine Wear Issues.
Toronto, ONT – November 8, 2011 – Today, the makers of Quaker State
motor oil announced the production of a new motor oil, Quaker State Defy.
Featuring a high level of ZDDP, an anti-wear additive commonly referred to
as zinc, Quaker State Defy addresses the needs of some automotive
enthusiasts to combat friction and wear inside their engines. The
formulation of new Quaker State Defy contains a proprietary zinc-booster
that has dual attributes contributing to wear and oxidation control. Quaker
State Defy is intended to provide enthusiasts with a quality, brand name oil
that will provide both the protection and performance required in
high-output, flat-tappet engines.
"We as an industry have seen the
levels of zinc in motor oil consistently reduced in each successive gasoline
engine specification implemented by ILSAC in the past few years, said Jeff
Hsu, Quaker State Technology Specialist. This reduction of zinc is fine for
drivers of newer vehicles, but is leaving classic car owners, enthusiasts
and those with flat-tappet cams and followers with fewer and fewer options
in the motor oil category."
The proprietary low-volatility ZDDP
technology used in Quaker State Defy motor oil significantly reduces the
amount of volatile phosphorus, while retaining its anti-wear protective
behavior and antioxidant performance. Quaker State Defy has a ZDDP
composition of 1200ppm, a more than sufficient amount to stand up to the
most aggressive engine profiles.
"We have repeatedly heard
enthusiasts and engine builders ask for more zinc or other solutions to
their aggressive flat-tappet cam issues, and those requests did not fall on
deaf ears, said Chris Hayek, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. "What we
have been able to come up with is a zinc additive that is more effective and
enables us to do more with the oil itself." An additional benefit of the
new, fully formulated Quaker State Defy motor oil is that it is capable of
running a full manufacturer-recommended drain interval during engine
break-in and does not need to be drained after five hundred or a thousand
miles, like some high-zinc break-in oils.
Quaker State Defy is also
intended for use in higher-mileage passenger vehicle engines, and helps
control the wear that high-mileage engines typically endure. In fact, the
new Quaker State Defy motor oil helps stop engine wear in its tracks –
preventing up to 98% of future wear through the use of the proprietary ZDDP
additive. Quaker State Defy also is designed to help high-mileage engines
perform more efficiently through the use of additional seal swell additive
that reconditions dried-up seals and help control external and internal
The motor oil provides a thicker viscosity and stronger oil
film to resist thermal breakdown and reduce oil volatility and burn-off,
which help increase compression and reduce blow-by. For more information on
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