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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: DweezilAZ] #5201718 08/31/19 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by DweezilAZ
Gasoline additive. Or for adding to oil before a change.

I even have an oiler unit for it on my Valiant

how hard would it be to DIY one of those..( i know they're only like $60, but...I like making things)
would it work for tcw3? in place of dosing 1 oz /5gal fuel?


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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: Imp4] #5201839 09/01/19 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
Originally Posted by ZZman
Lubes fuel pump, upper cylinders and fuel injectors.

What is upper cylinder lube?!?
And how does it survive upper cylinder combustion temperatures???


On "port fuel injected" engines, the little bit of MMO enters the cylinder with the fuel mist on the intake stroke.

Most of the fuel vaporizes, but the oil mist lands on the cylinder walls, where it helps to lubricate the piston rings.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: whatplsty] #5201855 09/01/19 06:34 AM
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...to separate a fool from his money.

Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: whatplsty] #5201860 09/01/19 06:39 AM
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I remember in the "old" days (1980's-1990s), it was the *SCHNIZZLE* for keeping pistons and piston ring grooves clean in aircraft engines (when added to the fuel).

These engines run on AvGas, which has high lead content.

MMO had/has:
tricresyl phosphate (an antiwear and extreme pressure additive, 0.1-1.0%), and
ortho dichlorobenzene (a softening and removing agent for carbon-based contamination on metal surfaces, 0.1-1.0%)
and it really worked great for helping keep aircraft piston engines clean internally.

My BIG questions is whether the formula has changed (gotten weaker) over the years or not......


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: whatplsty] #5202091 09/01/19 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by whatplsty
I have a gallon of it (or whatever the big jug is) that I got for dirt cheap from somewhere I cant even remember. Anyway, whats it for? Is it used like seafoam?


Its always a Mystery why the stuff is still sold.


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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: Donald] #5202131 09/01/19 02:06 PM
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Indeed.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: whatplsty] #5202303 09/01/19 06:17 PM
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Aside from what the label says, it's a high viscosity lubricant with mild solvent properties. And it's dirt cheap in the 1gl jug. (how much is a couple oz of 3 in 1?)... If you can't think of any uses for something like this, than you probably don't need it and should give it away to someone who can.

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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: PimTac] #5202774 09/02/19 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by DweezilAZ
Gasoline additive. Or for adding to oil before a change.

I even have an oiler unit for it on my Valiant




That would come in handy in case a big truck starts chasing you.


Especially if you're Dennis Weaver about 45 years ago grin2.

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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: whatplsty] #5202779 09/02/19 11:02 AM
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Marvel Mystery Oil exists to make Marvel rich. That's it.


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Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: earlyre] #5208376 09/09/19 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by earlyre
Originally Posted by DweezilAZ
Gasoline additive. Or for adding to oil before a change.

I even have an oiler unit for it on my Valiant

how hard would it be to DIY one of those..( i know they're only like $60, but...I like making things)
would it work for tcw3? in place of dosing 1 oz /5gal fuel?

It looks like a pretty simple device: a jar, a hose clamps and a brass tap.

I like the convenience of it as well. For me I am not much more than a remove and replace type, I admire people who can build such things on their own.

Here is the website: http://www.ampcolubes.com/

There are some great shots in the gallery and detailed pictures of the devices.

Seems they've added something about direct injection, etc and a good explanation of what it does with the MMO.

Re: Not sure where to post this but...what is Marvel Mystery Oil for? [Re: Linctex] #5208554 09/09/19 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Linctex


...My BIG questions is whether the formula has changed (gotten weaker) over the years or not......



We don't really know but here is a thorough analysis from a few years ago:


MMO Lab analysis


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Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: "Yes. Because we all have exactly the same number of minutes at all times, do we not?" From NUMB3RS
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