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#2775076 - 10/17/12 04:44 AM Marvel Mystery Oil VOA
bigjl Offline

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 2220
Loc: London, England
As the title suggests, heard people talk about MMO, putting a bit in the fuel, putting it in the sump etc.

But has anybody ever had a VOA done on it?
16 S350d LWB 25k Mobil Super 3000 XE 5w30
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#2775098 - 10/17/12 06:04 AM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
OpelFever Offline

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 144
Loc: Finland
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#2775153 - 10/17/12 07:54 AM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20472
Loc: Upstate NY
Forget the MMO, just use quality oil. While it may help it cleaning, it decreases the lubricity of the oil its added to. Look at tests I have posted.
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#2775170 - 10/17/12 08:21 AM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
bigjl Offline

Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Was just curious, not sure why my search didn't show up the linked thread though?

I blame gremlins........
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#4661956 - 02/10/18 12:51 PM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6178
Loc: Waco, TX
YES - I did a search. That's how I got to this thread.;fpart=1.htm

OK sports fans, here's the buzz...
After a prior discussion in this forum, I sent a sample of MMO to Blackstone for analysis. I told them that the type of oil was UNK, but that it may be ATF. I poured the sample straight from the metal quart can.

MMO certainly looks like ATF, though the smell is only similar.

Here's what I received back just today.

I'm quoting from the comments section of the report.

JIM: This isn't ATF unless it is mixed with something. ATFs have a viscosity in the 10W range and flash off at about 360F at the lowest. ATFs usually have more additive in them than this. We suspect this may be a light hydraulic known generically as Mil-S-5606. It is used in high flying aircraft hydraulic systems being impervious to the cold. No moisture or insolubles found. No wear metals. This oil appears, from here, to be in serviceable condition.

end of comments

As for the elements that were found in the sample there were 32 ppm of Boron, 2 ppm of silicon, 1 ppm cacium, 902 ppm phosphorus, and 2 ppm zinc.

The SUS viscosity at 210F was 34.4. The flashpoint was 190F.

That's all there is. There ain't no more.

"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4664426 - 02/12/18 11:25 PM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
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Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 19042
Loc: Iowegia - USA

Edited by MolaKule (02/12/18 11:30 PM)

#4673864 - 02/21/18 09:03 PM Re: Marvel Mystery Oil VOA [Re: bigjl]
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Registered: 02/18/18
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Loc: ranches in Sierra Nevada Calif...
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