Re: Accel Motor Oil at Walmart.
I would not figure on it even though Accell states thier oil is for 1988 and down unless it says it's for non off road use like valvoline vr1 20-50 states.
This is because cars had cat converters way before 1988 and the ZDDP antiwear pkg in the older oils would clog them up too so why not before 1988,strange?
Also,Accell is not a large enough comp to be making oil on their own and its very likely that the Accell oil just a rebox of another larger oil companies std car motor oil made today without the ZDDP anti wear pkg.,most all of todays motor oil are void of the the ZDDP anti wear pkg.
It would be great if you were correct that Accell's oil had the ZDDP anti wear additives our flat tappet cams but intill they/Accell comfirms that you should not just assume its there and not use it IMHO.
Thats the reason why i took the time to contact Shell/Chevron/Valvoline to confirm which oils did & didnt have the ZDDP/Zinc/Moly in them and also to ask if the Reformulated for 2007 Shell & Chevron 15w-40 Diesel oils still had enough of the ZDDP anti wear pkg etc in it to still protect out cams/lifters which they confirmed as a yes . But i will be skeptical untill is see the refomulated #'s vs the pre-reformulated #'s for amont of anti wear chemicals in the oils.
So maybe you or someone els here can take the tourch and contact Accell on this one.
By the way what wt oil/s was offered by Accell when you saw it?
1969 CHEVELLE SS396,ORIGINAL #'S MATCH,GOT IN 1978,(In 2001 rblt/bored original 396 .030 to 402)/M20/12BOLT/3:31'S
2006 YAMAHA 1700 ROADSTAR SILVERADO (1 owner ,GOT in 2009,4,700 miles/WK end fun)
1977 KAWASAKI KZ1000 (AM ORIGINAL OWNER ,GOT IN 1977,NOW has 29k miles/WK end fun)
2002 MAXIMA (DAILY DRIVER/1 owner,GOT 3/2013 w-44k miles)