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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dr. Zombo, Sep 11, 2009.
Wonder what would happen if you mixed a little actone in with the MMO?
A few months ago I picked up a nice, clean seemingly well-kept Acura Integra with 150,000 miles.
The only real problem with it was that high revs it was blowing an oil cloud out behind me. The discussion of course was about worn rings, or maybe stuck oil control rings.
Last week I changed the oil, and poured in most of a quart of MMO. 5 days later it seems to have done the job, no more blue clouds!
The best $5.95 engine rebuild ever!
I haven't used it for years (since I put my tach/dwell meter on the shelf), but like to have a container on the shelf over my Bench in teh Entropy Lab, just because it looks right up there.
I also turn on baseball games when spinning wrenches, sometimes, even though I'm not a ball fan, because a shop with a game on the radio just seems right.
Oil threads FTW
MMO is one of the best smelling oils out there! Don't really know how well it works...
Bean (castor bean) oil is better due to the addictive smell.
Also, a teaspoon or four also helps free up yesterday's long overdue dump.
MMO has many uses and for some I have no doubt that it is an excelent choice. However as a diesel fuel addative it is not a good choice. not only does it not do any good it actually does do harm. Here is a link to a very exhaustive study which was funded by internet forum users so it has no industry bias or links.
http://www.natbiogroup.com/docs/education/lubricity additive study results.pdf
For thse also using lucas as a fuel addative it showed that is does minor harm but fel within the stastistical variability of no improvement/ no harm.
The reason for using a diesel fuel addative is to lubricate the injectors which was previously done by the sulfer in the fuel but has now been removed for improved air quailty
My Dad swore by MMO, when he got out of the Navy in the early 70's and moved us back to TN. he bought Mom an old Rambler to drive to work, it smoked but not for long, as soon as Dad changed the oil he put a pint of MMO in the oil and the car soon stopped smoking.
Don't have any miracle cure stories but I have put a little bit in the gas tank on my Airhead once in awhile. I have used it to lube air tools and yes the stuff smells really great. Might be the most remarkable thing about it but I hope that there is some benefit to it also.
years ago I had a 82 s10 v6 5 speed, that would consistently get 1 to 2 more mpg with MMO in the tank, about 4 oz per 20 gallon tank. Usually went 20 to 30 more miles before fill-up. I have tried this on every vehicle since, and there has never been a change. BTW I used M1 in the crankcase.
When the crank broke, the inside of the engine was clean, no ridge, and pistons were tight. Sold it to a kid that wanted to put a v8 in it.
Have used MMO for many years, both in fuel and oil
Although not approved for airplane use, many owners swear by it, my engine builder suggested adding a quart to the oil tank prior to last flight before oil change. With 11 gallons of 60wt oil it helps get most of the gunk flowing
Adding to fuel is a good upper cylinder lubricant
Couple oz. in fuel on bikes has been a norm for years,
This guy is an advocate of Marvel Mystery oil:
I found it does clean aluminum similar to WD40.
OK, I haven't read every post here, and I might get flamed, but I have to ask a question I have always wondered about:
Does anyone know whether there is a difference between Marvel Mystery Oil, and Brand X ATF?
Yes, there is a difference: About 80¢ per quart.
I use it, I like it. There is a reason it's stood the test of time.
the only oil additive product that actually does what it claims is
over a million cash for clunkers cannot be wrong
I fly RC aircraft and I use it in glow and gas engines that I am going to store for awhile.It keeps them from locking up and keeps the carbs. from gumming up.
I recently crossed the ocean as a passenger on a freighter and the chief engineer on the boat told me they used MMO on damn near everything! I have never used it but I swear this guy crossed himself and knelt at the mere mention of MMO.
I have two question:
1. How much of this stuff do you mix with your oil and gas? An ounce or two or a whole bottle? My airhead has a 2.5 qt capacity and my GS has about 4 qts. Gas is roughly 4-5 gallons in each.
2. Does it come in whale foreskin containers for the GS?