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Old 02-24-2020, 08:22 PM   #61
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I like MMO and have used it for 30+ years.

My bride grew up in Haight-Ashbury and we both love Northern California,
just don't have deep enough pockets to live there.
besides, 75% of the grandchildren are in the east.

sure, California is overdeveloped and poorly governed but so is my favorite city, Asheville NC.
unless you move out in the woods that's just how it is in 21st century USA
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:28 PM   #62
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No, it doesnít smell like almonds. It smells like wintergreen to me. If you donít have wintergreen in your area, would you have spearmint? Iím not sure what else to relate it to.


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OK, Thanks. It sounds like it is not the same as we used to have.
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MMO consists of a naphthalenic rather than a paraffinic base. There is also a halogenated component. The combination of those two permits it to penetrate gummed up and oxygen linked polymerized parafinic oil deposits that stick valves, lifters, and rings.

The second part of it all is an ester oil content. (the 'wintergreen mint oil' you smell) Esters are superior lubes that are categorized as synthetics in the oil industry. That's why it works- solvent power plus synthetic lube.

Specifically, the ester methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) is also an excellent polar penetrant for metallic oxides residing on the surface of metal parts.

I guess those three added together have resulted in it's reputation as one of the better 'snake oils'.
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MMO consists of a naphthalenic rather than a paraffinic base. There is also a halogenated component. The combination of those two permits it to penetrate gummed up and oxygen linked polymerized parafinic oil deposits that stick valves, lifters, and rings.

The second part of it all is an ester oil content. (the 'wintergreen mint oil' you smell) Esters are superior lubes that are categorized as synthetics in the oil industry. That's why it works- solvent power plus synthetic lube.

Specifically, the ester methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) is also an excellent polar penetrant for metallic oxides residing on the surface of metal parts.

I guess those three added together have resulted in it's reputation as one of the better 'snake oils'.
Sounds like it is worth my while checking out transporting some, then try to buy some and get it to the shipper's depot (Ranch Domingeuz, CA). Is it labelled as flammable?
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:36 AM   #65
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Good Morning...almost every hardware store has MMM on the shelf...Take a look at your local ACE. Ernie in Arizona
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Good Morning...almost every hardware store has MMM on the shelf...Take a look at your local ACE. Ernie in Arizona
He is from Australia, it may not be available there.
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:28 PM   #67
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Sounds like it is worth my while checking out transporting some, then try to buy some and get it to the shipper's depot (Ranch Domingeuz, CA). Is it labelled as flammable?


Here is a link to the SDS sheet, is flammable.


https://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/med...ystery-oil.pdf
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:35 PM   #68
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He is from Australia, it may not be available there.
Yes, MMO is not shopping everywhere because of "questionable" ingredients. It is no longer imported in Germany. I picked up the last 3 gallons in Belgium.
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Think I have also read that SeaFoam in the gas and oil can help sticky valves.
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Here is a link to the SDS sheet, is flammable.


https://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/med...ystery-oil.pdf
Thanks for the "30". If it is labelled as flammable, they won't transport it without onerous (and expensive) safety provisions so I guess I can't get it.
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