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Old 07-15-2011, 03:22 AM   #1
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Marvel's Mystery Oil

I was talking with a friend the other day who is a die hard user of MMO and suggested I use it in my motorhome in both the gas and oil. I've been using it in my lawnmower but not so sure about the motorhome. I've got Mobil 1 in the crankcase and am not sure if it needs anything more. What about you guys? Any opinions for or against the stuff?
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Snake oil, although many older folks swear by it.
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An engineer friend who was asked to test the ethanol in gas for boats and small engines said MMO is a good use in any engine. I have been using it since then. Add as directed on label.
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It's left over from the old Snake Oil days.

Modern engines don't need this sort of stuff in the oil or gas.

Most additives work very well at one thing.............separating your money from you.
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You're not going to do any better than Mobil1. Change oil and filter according to your manual and usage.
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Route 66 is correct, Modern engines don't need this sort of stuff in the oil or gas.
I have had some experience with older engines that did, depending on fuel quality, I have had stuck valves a few times, a little MMO in the gas did the job.
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Mobil 1, enough said!
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You're not going to do any better than Mobil1. Change oil and filter according to your manual and usage.
You are not going to do worse without it either.

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The only mystery about Mystery Oil is why anybody uses it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #10
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Marvel Mystery Oil is a solvent. It will dilute your oil, making it less effective. As other have said, modern fuels and lubes have additives that are far better than anything MMO could possibly offer. Using MMO could void an engine or cat convertor warranty.
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As to why people use it... Well.... Ask P.T. Barnum: "There's a sucker born every minute" P.T. Barnum.
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We put in the gas not the oil as my friend suggested. Ethanol is not in the oil, MMO is to help fix what ethanol could damage.
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MMO is just kerosene, it is cleaning fluid.
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A really good product to keep your air impact wrench lubricated. Useless in any engine!!
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