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#3442362 - 07/31/14 11:22 PM Laboratory Analysis of MMO
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
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While not a PCMO or HDD Oil, here is the latest analysis:


Marvel Mystery Oil - Analysis by University lab

(Any element with 2 ppm or lower is not reported)

Phos - 631 ppm

Use: Anti-wear

Potassium 60 ppm

USE: Buffer and weak detergent.

Viscosity 2.3 [email protected], 7.9 [email protected]

Comment: One very LV liquid! Due to light fraction Hydrocarbon Content.

Flash Point 143F
TBN 0.3
Glycol 0.63
Oxidation 10

Hydrocarbons:

Naphthenic Hydrocarbons
Use: Oil Carrier and weak Solvent

Mineral Spirits
Use: A Medium Solvent

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons of orthodichlorobenzene
Use: Strong solvent and decarbonizer


Edited by MolaKule (07/31/14 11:25 PM)

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#3442364 - 07/31/14 11:26 PM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
wemay Offline


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My dad's favorite engine brew back in the 80's.

Thanks for sharing, Mola'


Edited by wemay (07/31/14 11:32 PM)
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#3442376 - 07/31/14 11:43 PM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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Thanks for sharing, did you have this performed?
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#3442379 - 07/31/14 11:53 PM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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so do these addatives make it worthwhile or not?
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#3442381 - 07/31/14 11:57 PM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: 901Memphis]
MolaKule Offline


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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Thanks for sharing, did you have this performed?


I had nine grad students in three groups using various instrumentation do analyses as part of their course work.

BTW, the paraffinic hydrocarbons were C11-C14, n-alkanes, normally denoted as "dearomatized kerosene."


Edited by MolaKule (07/31/14 11:57 PM)

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#3442401 - 08/01/14 12:22 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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Nice!
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#3442420 - 08/01/14 12:49 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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Thanks for posting MK!
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#3442423 - 08/01/14 12:53 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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what's your professional opinion of this stuff Mola?
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#3442430 - 08/01/14 01:17 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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Low flashpoint.
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#3442435 - 08/01/14 01:46 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: MolaKule]
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i use mmo in the gas of everything lawnmowers , cars , trucks everything.
I use it in the oil in extreme cold before an oil change it worked well for me since the mid 70's
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#3442437 - 08/01/14 01:47 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: spasm3]
MolaKule Offline


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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Low flashpoint.




With that mix of solvents I would expect it to be.

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#3442445 - 08/01/14 01:58 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: Cutehumor]
MolaKule Offline


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Originally Posted By: Cutehumor
what's your professional opinion of this stuff Mola?


1) Probably a decent fuel system cleaner,
2) and flush for adding to oil just before changing it. This is assuming of course you have evidence of, or suspect a dirty engine.

Since it has a very low viscosity, I certainly wouldn't leave it in the engine oil as it might thin it down to much, especially if your oil is already a XW20 weight oil.

When the oils were low detergent oils such as SB through SF, it might have helped.

Modern oils have such high detergency I doubt you really need to use this in concert with an engine oil.



As for fuel systems, the more modern Redline SI-1 and Techron should take care of any fuel system and upper engine area cleaning.


Edited by MolaKule (08/01/14 02:04 AM)

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#3442450 - 08/01/14 02:41 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: spasm3]
Clubber_Lang Offline


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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Low flashpoint.


yes, its supposed to burn off gradually as it cleans
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#3442461 - 08/01/14 04:04 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: Clubber_Lang]
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Originally Posted By: Clubber_Lang
Originally Posted By: spasm3
Low flashpoint.


yes, its supposed to burn off gradually as it cleans


Exactly and as I've been saying for a long time, keep an eye on your oil level if you use it. Also for those afraid of any thinning effects it might have, clean your engine during the winter months, and/or bump up a grade. Keep the interval short, you're cleaning an engine, and most important, if your engine is clean, don't clean it!!

Visit the UOA section and check out the UOA's for the impact of MMO added to oil.

Resident shill- over and out.
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#3442472 - 08/01/14 05:30 AM Re: Laboratory Analysis of MMO [Re: demarpaint]
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
most important, if your engine is clean, don't clean it!!

Exactly right. No engine needs a maintenance dose of any additive in the oil to stay clean with the modern oils today.
If there is an issue identify it properly then possibly consider something. Additives have their place but knowing when to use them and what has the best chance achieving a positive result is the trick.
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