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#3386910 - 06/02/14 11:16 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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Gonna be some spendy oil, they're still working on making lab test quantities of graphene with any type of consistency and quality control.

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#3387738 - 06/03/14 10:28 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: ironman_gq]
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nha they found a way to make graphene ,it is like a jet engine thing but the end output is squeezed and it deposit it in film witch can then be used.
http://www.gizmag.com/spray-on-graphene/32315/
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#3387811 - 06/03/14 11:44 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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I can understand the principle of a graphene coating. I can't see how it could be used as an ingredient in a finished motor oil, without it being pulverized into amorphous graphite, which, as others have already indicated, we do not want in our motor oil.
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#3387950 - 06/03/14 03:48 PM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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Originally Posted By: yvon_la
nha they found a way to make graphene ,it is like a jet engine thing but the end output is squeezed and it deposit it in film witch can then be used.
http://www.gizmag.com/spray-on-graphene/32315/


That sounds like a great way to treat a surface but not practical for large scale production of bulk product. Still a lot more expensive than other products that are well suited for use as an additive.

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#3388043 - 06/03/14 06:15 PM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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ya graphene is expensive ,but its properties are so uber that I highly doubt it will be ignored!
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#3388054 - 06/03/14 06:27 PM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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Which of its properties do you think are relevant to motor oil?

Originally Posted By: yvon_la
ya graphene is expensive ,but its properties are so uber that I highly doubt it will be ignored!
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#3388503 - 06/04/14 09:28 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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sidenote:any have ever had rotary engine?(aka wankel in the mazda or other car brand,wouldnt a graphene film be perfect for those troublesome leak prone engine?

I cannot list all the properties of graphene,the list is too long but it is very different from graphite (wich had troublesome problem like corrosion
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#3388536 - 06/04/14 10:10 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: yvon_la]
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Actually yes I did, a very rusty 1984 model that burned a lot of oil. It was fun to drive though. They didn't "leak" oil as such, it was apex seal wear that was the problem. Oil consumption was a secondary problem, the primary issue was loss of compression.

If graphene is added to motor oil would it bond to surfaces?

Originally Posted By: yvon_la
sidenote:any have ever had rotary engine?(aka wankel in the mazda or other car brand,wouldnt a graphene film be perfect for those troublesome leak prone engine?

I cannot list all the properties of graphene,the list is too long but it is very different from graphite (wich had troublesome problem like corrosion
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#3388547 - 06/04/14 10:26 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: kschachn]
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
Actually yes I did, a very rusty 1984 model that burned a lot of oil. It was fun to drive though. They didn't "leak" oil as such, it was apex seal wear that was the problem. Oil consumption was a secondary problem, the primary issue was loss of compression.

If graphene is added to motor oil would it bond to surfaces?

Originally Posted By: yvon_la
sidenote:any have ever had rotary engine?(aka wankel in the mazda or other car brand,wouldnt a graphene film be perfect for those troublesome leak prone engine?

I cannot list all the properties of graphene,the list is too long but it is very different from graphite (wich had troublesome problem like corrosion


From what I've read with google searches no it doesn't. It's like Teflon from what I understand and doesn't work like mos2 in relation to "plating" moving parts
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#3388623 - 06/04/14 12:06 PM Re: graphene please! [Re: kschachn]
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
Actually yes I did, a very rusty 1984 model [Mazda Rotary] that burned a lot of oil. It was fun to drive though. They didn't "leak" oil as such, it was apex seal wear that was the problem. Oil consumption was a secondary problem, the primary issue was loss of compression.

If graphene is added to motor oil would it bond to surfaces?

Why not MoS2? It bonds to metal. It's available. I've never owned a Wankel engine, but problems with the apex seals are well known.
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#3389540 - 06/05/14 09:14 AM Re: graphene please! [Re: dave5358]
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Well, actually I would if it had new apex and side seals, and I knew the compression was good.

Then again that particular car is now incorporated into a bunch of green bean cans, and even possibly my current cars smile

Originally Posted By: dave5358
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Actually yes I did, a very rusty 1984 model [Mazda Rotary] that burned a lot of oil. It was fun to drive though. They didn't "leak" oil as such, it was apex seal wear that was the problem. Oil consumption was a secondary problem, the primary issue was loss of compression.

If graphene is added to motor oil would it bond to surfaces?

Why not MoS2? It bonds to metal. It's available. I've never owned a Wankel engine, but problems with the apex seals are well known.
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