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#3237155 - 01/04/14 12:52 PM Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL??
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: MN
We're going to have "Highs" of -15F to -20F & the "Lows" at -30F to -35F. Actual air temp, of course.

I put in MMO in all our vehicles' gas tanks for upper cylinder lubrication.

Do you add MMO, especially in the extreme cold, for the same reason? Why or why not??

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#3237159 - 01/04/14 12:54 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Yes I do. In fact instead of adding 4 ounces of MMO per 10 gallons of gas I add 5. I've been doing so during the winter months for a very long time now. hide My snow blower gets a hefty dose too.
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#3237178 - 01/04/14 01:09 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
SrDriver Offline


Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Southeast Alabama
I use MMO @ the rate of approximately 4 oz per 10 gallons of gasoline in our vehicles and started with the first tank of gas after driving off the lot.

Back in Wisconsin where they have harsh Winter conditions years ago MMO was used at the rate of around 20% in the crankcase too.

That and having an electric heater keeping the oil warm was a plus in starting in the mornings.

Newer motor oils today help in starting when it is extremely cold help too.

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#3237220 - 01/04/14 01:37 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39873
Loc: New Jersey
No. As the temperatures drop, I don't add any two-stroke oil, and when really frigid, I run SI-1 or soy shield instead.

I believe that the lighter adds will be more volatile, which is good for cold weather starting.

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#3237227 - 01/04/14 01:43 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
Keith_Stone Offline


Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 298
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: Turk
We're going to have "Highs" of -15F to -20F & the "Lows" at -30F to -35F. Actual air temp, of course.

I put in MMO in all our vehicles' gas tanks for upper cylinder lubrication.

Do you add MMO, especially in the extreme cold, for the same reason? Why or why not??


That's dang cold. We're going to be around +12 tues & weds morning and that's unusually cold for us. FWIW I use 1oz/5gals of tcw3.
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#3237230 - 01/04/14 01:46 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
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Loc: Upstate NY
No.
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#3237233 - 01/04/14 01:51 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
Lead Shoes Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
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I just keep using the same 1oz/5gallon tcw3 treatment.
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#3237241 - 01/04/14 01:56 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1937
Loc: wi
Will be -20F here Monday and yes MMO is in the tank just like it has for years.
BTW Packer kick off should be around -2F and will be a great day to have Brats on the grill.


Edited by dave123 (01/04/14 02:02 PM)

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#3237257 - 01/04/14 02:22 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 18046
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: Turk
We're going to have "Highs" of -15F to -20F & the "Lows" at -30F to -35F. Actual air temp, of course.

I put in MMO in all our vehicles' gas tanks for upper cylinder lubrication.

Do you add MMO, especially in the extreme cold, for the same reason? Why or why not??



I already have a UCL, it's called motor oil.
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#3237260 - 01/04/14 02:27 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: JHZR2]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: JHZR2

I believe that the lighter adds will be more volatile, which is good for cold weather starting.


We don't have cold weather starting issues. Strong batteries & Synthetic oil gets the credit.

(Watch, I jinx'd myself now...) hide LOL
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#3237262 - 01/04/14 02:30 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: MolaKule]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Originally Posted By: Turk
We're going to have "Highs" of -15F to -20F & the "Lows" at -30F to -35F. Actual air temp, of course.

I put in MMO in all our vehicles' gas tanks for upper cylinder lubrication.

Do you add MMO, especially in the extreme cold, for the same reason? Why or why not??



I already have a UCL, it's called motor oil.


You've got bad rings that you're getting oil in the combustion chamber??

j/k, kinda. LOL

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#3237272 - 01/04/14 02:42 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 27540
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Turk
Originally Posted By: JHZR2

I believe that the lighter adds will be more volatile, which is good for cold weather starting.


We don't have cold weather starting issues. Strong batteries & Synthetic oil gets the credit.

(Watch, I jinx'd myself now...) hide LOL



Be careful no-no . I was bragging about my 13+ year old battery a few weeks back. Guess what, I went to fire up my van and it didn't have the power to start it. I charged up the battery, and ordered one online from AAP, then took a ride over and had them put it in. Painless, and a good price with the online codes.
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#3237275 - 01/04/14 02:50 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30998
Loc: ME
I use nothing! Don't want fouled plugs.

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#3237282 - 01/04/14 02:57 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: Turk]
dave5358 Offline


Registered: 04/25/13
Posts: 669
Loc: North Bend
Originally Posted By: Turk
We're going to have "Highs" of -15F to -20F & the "Lows" at -30F to -35F. Actual air temp, of course. I put in MMO in all our vehicles' gas tanks for upper cylinder lubrication. Do you add MMO, especially in the extreme cold, for the same reason? Why or why not?


Yes, good idea. Buy why only in cold or frigid weather?
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#3237308 - 01/04/14 03:23 PM Re: Extreme Cold. Are You Running MMO for a UCL?? [Re: eljefino]
Keith_Stone Offline


Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 298
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: eljefino
I use nothing! Don't want fouled plugs.

At the recommended rates it's a none issue.
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