Micro-Lubricant with Mojo

In the 1940s, racecar mechanic and engine designer Joe Lencki developed a specially reformed "pure lubricant" that became widely used throughout the professional motorsports community. It later was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in aircraft piston engines. The product, once named Lenckite, was later named zMAX and is now produced by Oil-Chem Research Corp. (owned by Bruton Smith's Speedway Motorsports Inc.). In 2017, short-line conglomerate OmniTRAX became the first railroad company to adopt zMAX as part of its regular locomotive maintenance program. This article discusses the current findings on the use of zMAX and the future potential of its adoption throughout the rail industry.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 41-43
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  • Accession Number: 01636668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 8:23AM