ZDDPlus Cam & Assembly Lube Paste

ZPaste™ Cam Assembly Lube


The ultimate cam assembly lubricant! Protects cams, lifters, and other valve components during initial startup. Use during engine assembly on cam lobes, lifter feet, push rod ends, rocker balls and valve tips in any internal combustion engine.

Navone Engineering, Inc.
4119 Coronado Ave, Suite 4
Stockton, CA 95204-2336

209-465-3059 (fax)


Kirban Performance Products, Inc.
6201 Kellers Church Rd – PO Box 1199
Plumsteadville, PA 18949

215-766-1615 (fax)


ZDD Plus Canadian Distributor

Auto Parts Canada Online
82 Bridge St. E
Canada N4G 1T2



What Is ZPaste?

ZPaste™ is a new class of ultra-high film strength cam assembly lubricant.  We designed it after receiving requests from engine shops which were experiencing high amounts of early cam failure after an engine build.

ZPaste™ kept a film of lubricant on the cam lobe longer than any other assembly lube in our testing, and encouraged the growth of a ZDDP anti-wear film.  After the 5-minute point, all the lubricants other than the ZPaste™ showed greater friction and resulting temperature rise.  This indicates that the unique film properties of ZPaste™ allowed it to establish an effective film which displayed stable anti-wear characteristics.

You can be sure ZPaste™ will protect the lobe in ANY normal break-in scenario until the engine break-in oil begins to gradually wash it off the cam lobes.  It is important to note in all cases, regardless of what lubricant you use when assembling your flat-tappet cam and lifters, adequate ZDDP must be present in the break-in oil to ensure proper break-in, as well in each oil change thereafter.  ZPaste™ helps here as well, when applied at approximately 1 gram per lobe and fully dissolved in the oil, it will contribute a useful 65 ppm of phosphorus in the form of ZDDP to 5 quarts of oil.

Hear From Our Customers

We use ZPlus on all of our Flat Tappet built motors.

Ron Hutter , Hutter Race Engines

ZDDPlus is the best insurance to protect your classic or high-performance flat-tappet engine!

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits, NHRA’s #1 Drag Racer of All Time