AMSOIL Z-ROD 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRD)
 Z-ROD 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRD)

AMSOIL Z-ROD is modern technology specially engineered for classic and high-performance vehicles. 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)

Product Code: ZRD • Brand: AMSOIL




MSDS Data Sheet

Product Details Tech Data Reviews & Rating

Product Applications
Use Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil in engines requiring either 10W-30, 10W-40 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.

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 such as 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.

• Engineered for classic vehicles
• High-zinc formula
• Protects against rust during storage

Provides Long-Term Protection from Rust & Corrosion
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 by Metal Preservatives in the Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D1748-10). This test evaluates the rust-preventive 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 rust.

1 Based upon in-house testing of AMSOIL Z-ROD 10W-40 and a leading competitor obtained on 7/25/2019 in ASTM D1748-10.
*All trademarked names are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are developed by AMSOIL for use in the applications shown.

z-rod rust prevention test results

COMPATIBILITY
AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with conventional and other synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil with other oils, however, will shorten the oil's life expectancy and reduce its performance benefits.

Z-ROD Synthetic Motor Oil is safe for automotive seals. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with Z-ROD.

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 two years, 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 ZRD.

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

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL Z-ROD 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil (ZRD)
Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)14.9
Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445)97.5
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)159
Flash Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D92)242 (468)
Fire Point °C (°F) (COC) (ASTM D92)260 (500)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97)-39 (-38)
NOACK Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D5800)3.1
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity
@ 150°C, 1.0 X 106 s.-1), cP (ASTM D5481)
4.3
Four-Ball Wear @ 40 kgf, 75°C,
1200 rpm, 1 hr, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D4172)
0.33
Total Base Number (ASTM D2896)9.0

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