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AMSOIL Z-ROD 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF)

 Z-ROD 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF)
Product Code: ZRF • Brand: AMSOIL

AMSOIL Z-ROD™ Synthetic Motor Oil is specially engineered for classic and high-performance vehicles. It features a high-zinc formulation to prevent wear on flat-tappet camshafts and other critical engine components, along with a proprietary blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors for added protection during long-term storage.

Package sizes include:

1-Quart Bottle
1-Quart Bottles (case of 12)

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Product Details

Product Applications

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for older or modified engines requiring either 10W-30 or 20W-50 motor oil. Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil meets API SL and earlier specifications, allowing for increased levels of anti-wear additives. ZDDP levels in Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil exceed the limits of API SM and newer specifications.

Product Description

AMSOIL Z-ROD™ Synthetic Motor Oil is specially engineered for classic and high-performance vehicles. It features a high-zinc formulation to prevent wear on flat-tappet camshafts and other critical engine components, along with a proprietary blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors for added protection during long-term storage. Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is designed to perform on the street and protect during storage.

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world's first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, the First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

Protects Flat-Tappet Cams

The lifters and cam lobes on flat-tappet camshafts common to classic and high performance vehicles slide rapidly against one another, producing high friction and heat. The friction between the two components can eventually wear down the cam and affect valve operation, ultimately resulting in lost engine power and reduced efficiency. In addition, these areas are splash-lubricated rather than pressure lubricated like other areas of the engine, which adds extra strain on anti-wear additives like the zinc and phosphorus in zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP).

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with high levels of ZDDP to protect flat-tappet cams, lifters, rockers and other areas susceptible to wear. Its high-zinc, high-phosphorus formulation provides the extra wear protection these critical splash-lubricated components require.

Provides Long-Term Protection from Rust & Corrosion

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with a unique blend of rust and corrosion inhibitors to ensure maximum protection during long-term storage. To prove its effectiveness, AMSOIL submitted Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil to the Standard Test Method for Rust Protection in the Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D-1748). This test evaluates the rust-preventative properties of oil under high-humidity conditions, similar to those faced by a covered hot rod in a damp garage. The metal coupon treated with AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil showed no signs of oxidation after 192 hours, while the coupon treated with a leading competitor's product failed the test after 24 hours.

COMPATIBILITY

AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oils are compatible with conventional and other synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil's life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oils.

SERVICE LIFE

Because engines in classic cars, hot rods and other performance vehicles are generally modified, a universal oil drain interval recommendation for these applications cannot be given. Responsibility for determining the drain interval duration rests with the owner. As a general service guideline, the maximum drain interval for Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil should not exceed 5,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. In heavily modified engines (e.g. forced induction, nitrous) the maximum drain interval should not exceed 3,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

HEALTH & SAFETY

This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Click here to view the MSDS Data Sheet for AMSOIL ZRF.

Keep out of the reach of children. Don't pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

Technical Data

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL Z-ROD 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF)
Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)19.2
Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445)136.2
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)161
Flash Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D92)244 (457)
Fire Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D92)262 (486)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97)-40 (-40)
NOACK Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D5800)4.8
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C, 1.0 X 106 s.-1), cP (ASTM D5481)
5.1
Four-Ball Wear @ 40 kgf, 75°C,
1200 rpm, 1 hr, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D4172)
0.36
Total Base Number (ASTM D2896)9.0

 Z-ROD 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF)

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Product Name: AMSOIL Z-ROD 20W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRF)
Current Rating: 4.76 out of 5 stars
Votes & Reviews: 51 vote(s) and 35 user reviews.


A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Chris: space

It's oil!

It lubricates as intended.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Bull: space

Yes

Great

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by NFR: space

AWESOME product

Use in our 602 Crate Sportsman Modified

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Fredster1101: space

I TRUST Amsoil products!

have used Amsoil products for last 20 years in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats.
I have used the top tier Signature Blend several times for the 25K Mile/1 year change interval and have not experienced any problem with wear or failure OR any excessive use during these change intervals.
I see no reason to use any other fully synthetic product in my vehicles, with having the preferred membership prices available, and the cost of anything else is higher for not as good of product!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by john: space

hot rod oil

I use it in many hot rod cars I work on. good stuff.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by mustang65: space

best product for antique vehicles

very good product, been using it for years

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Billy G: space

Antique Cars

Antique cars such as my 65 Vette needs oil made under different specs than today's cars. Amsoil ZROD is made from specs the manufacture required when these high compression engines were plus it has zinc

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Larry R: space

Great product

I have two older cars with flat tappet equipped engines. the Z-Rod oil is perfect for this application. Plus being a full synthetic oil, I know my engines are getting the best lubrication and protection available. As an aside, I also use Amsoil in my newer cars, not Z-Rod though!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Wano: space

Always use amsoil

I have a 1955 Chevy 2dr sedan, with 383 stroker
Motor.
Feel comfortable using zrod in it

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Don: space

First time use

This is the first time using Z-Rod motor oil in my restomod 69 GTO prior to being stored for the winter. So far, looks like a good product, but need time to see how it performs over the next year.

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