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Nice find, Eric! This is fantastic. Being hungry for more info, I looked into Defy and found even MORE benefits:

"Quaker State Defy is a synthetic blend motor oil thatís engineered to defy time by preventing up to 98% of future engine wear.* That means camshaft wear and bearing wear. Quaker State Defy contains increased zinc anti-wear agents that target high temperature and high-wear surfaces to help you get the most life out of your engine."
This is the best of many worlds... Full synthetics tend to leak, but this is a blend. I also LOVE that it won't break down with excessive heat and it defies wear.

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Local Autozone did not have it

B U T

I had to pick up an order at our Menards Home Center and they did!!! Couldn't believe it. $4.39/qt.
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I'll have to keep my eyes open for that Q/S Defy too....


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No problem at all Dave - really like the "new posts" or "today's posts" button on the forum. I click on it often just to see if I can help with any other problems folks might be having even if it's not specific to the Thunderbird. That's how I came upon the oil info thread.

Read about the ZDDP reduction and saw the oil article I posted when reading about some MG stuff - thought it might help. Checked at Advance and O'Riley but they did not carry the Q.S. oil - however - in my area Wally World has it pretty cheap.

$15.57 for 5 qt jug - $3.12 per qt (just in case the link doesn't work)
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Quaker-Sta...Quart/14958695

There was a thread sometime back with a ppm chart and I tried finding the ppm info on the Quaker State web site but didn't have any luck on either. From everything I've read it sounds like 1200 ppm is about optimal for a stock engine - the article mentioned if it were a higher performance engine - more zddp was acceptable.

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WOW! That's a VERY good price, especially for syn-blend. I was using Rotella-T 15W-40 for my classics and lawn mower engines but I think I will give this a try.

Oh, and... my folks are from Pennsylvania. Lots of great things still come from PA... right, Ray?
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Angry I use STP 4 cylinder stuff......

says it has gobs of Zinc in it, how the hell does anyone know for sure and why the heelll should anyone trust the oil companys???
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Funny you should mention, Henry. I called STP and tried to get zinc and phosphorous levels over the phone if they wouldn't put it in print. No way. They wouldn't even give me a hint.

They used to offer the red label and the blue label STPs. Then all of a sudden the red was gone! That was my favorite 'engine build' lube. I know they discontinued it because of the zinc levels. - Dave
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