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Anyone beleive in marvel mystery oil

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swaluda, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. kendall66
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
    Posts: 96

    from iowa

    that's funny, sounds like a beer or wine judge.
  2. bfalfa55
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 223


    Bobkatrods, when did you work there ? my dad worked for Universal Airlines in the late 60's after he graduated from PIA. He wrenched on some of the same stuff.

    Hey, try the MMO on you hemorrhoids it might help ! It's like Uncle John's Elixir, cures everything !
  3. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    Not only that, but it smells good to!
  4. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    wow....a lot of you have been really missing out on this stuff. I've saved at least 6 motors with this stuff. Only thing I've ever found that can unstick rings without disassembly. Bought several cars real cheap because the owners had been told the motors needed rebuilds because they smoked. A bottle of MMO and about a 5 mile drive and it never smoked again and I drove it for 3 years. Also had several used cars I bought with noisy valve trains....fixed those too.
  5. bobkatrods
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 685

    from aledo tx

    It was late sixties for me also, and it was universal that i was working at for a short time at Willow Run,,what was your Dad's name?
  6. bfalfa55
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 223


    His name is Bob Becaj (pronounced Becky), I am a Junior. We lived in Westland then and then moved back to Cleveland where my parents are from. But I shouldn't hijack the thread, so I will send youa PM !
  7. bobkatrods
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 685

    from aledo tx

    Your kidding, Yes i remember.
  8. lowkeyfilmz
    Joined: Sep 2, 2013
    Posts: 6

    from 727

    Love that stuff, a couple of drops freed up a seized Flathead motor that had sat for 25 years.
  9. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
    Posts: 2,186


    Used it to free up a noisy lifter in a 64 tempest I had with a factory 215 (Chevy)
  10. bfalfa55
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 223


    My dad, brother and I use it in our air tools too.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  11. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    I have never used it in an engine but good stuff to keep around the shop for air tools etc.
  12. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,122


    My family has used MMO as an oil additive to a 1935 Minneapolis-Moline farm tractor since it was new. Still us it and it is still running OK.
  13. HotRodMetal
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 167

    from USA

    I use it in air tools. :thumbup:
  14. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,874


    My old cars get a couple glugs each gas up - 4:10, 4oz/10gal.
  15. wood337
    Joined: Sep 21, 2007
    Posts: 41


    I read that Garlits couldn't get by Ivo one Saturday ...then he shined his injector scoop with MMO and beat him.

    On Sunday, Ivo put MMO on his plug wires and finished top eliminator.
  16. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,449


    I put some in my tank just about every time I fill it also tastes great on a turkey sandwich.
  17. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,670

    from Oregon

    Recently a fella told me he uses it in his gas and oil for all his street rods, and adding it to his gas allows his 12:1 SBC run great on 92 octane gas. He said he's used it for over 25,000 street miles on this engine and when he pulled the heads to change them the inside of the engine still looked like new.
    I just picked up a gallon at Walmart for under $16. Seems they are the best price around to purchase it cheaply. I'm having a little pinging at 10:1 CR, and 8 degrees initial advance, so hope I can do this rather than retard the timing any more.
  18. Hey 1971BB427, let me know if that really does work the way the fella said. I have heard about this before, but thought maybe it was kind of a wives tale.
  19. I've used it since I was a kid. Great on rusted bicycle parts like chains, drop the chain in a dish of it and it was freed up in a few days. I use a few drops on the threads of every light bulb around the house, never a problem with them galling in the sockets.

    I recall my little brother drinking some and my mom calling poison control, I think they had her give him some milk.

  20. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,338


    From bobistheoilguy website

    70% Light Aromatic Oil (Pale Oil)
    - It is a Naphthenic Oil, so while it oxidizes faster than a Paraffinic oil, it does clean and dissolve sludge and carbon well and cleans up after itself from any oxidation. serves as base oil as well. [Naphthenic oils have more solvency and are more polar (they are attracted to metal more), but oxidize faster.

    29% Mineral Spirits
    - Cleans Varnish very well. General cleaner. Also acts as an antioxidant.

    38 parts per million (ppm) Boron
    - AW/EP agent, friction reducer, antioxidant

    900 ppm Phosporous
    - AW/EP agent

    1/2% 1, 2 ortho-Dichlorobenzene
    - EP agent as it interacts with Iron to form an Iron chloride barrier under any ZDDP or other AW additives. Also very good cleaner/solvent, and friction reducer

    1/4% 1, 4 para-Dichlorobenzene
    - EP agent as it interacts with Iron to form an Iron chloride barrier under any ZDDP or other AW additives. Also very good cleaner/solvent, and friction reducer

    Oil of wintergreen - for the scent
    - Not just for the scent, is also a cleaner. may aid lubricity.

    Red Dye - for the color
    - well this one just colors the stuff
  21. If it gets any better than that, EPA will ban it.
  22. gow589gow
    Joined: Jan 5, 2012
    Posts: 47

    from Indiana

    Good article from sport aviation comparing fluids:

    From the article:​
    "Pitchmen have long been promoting oil additives that eliminate​
    friction and wear, increase fuel economy, improve your landings,​
    raise your IQ, and rescue your marriage.​
    The granddaddy of these is Marvel Mystery Oil (MMO). Folks​
    have been pouring this stuff into aircraft engines for more than 80​
    years. It was developed in 1923 by Burt Pierce, the inventor of the​
    Marvel carburetor, and was intended as a fuel additive to clean carburetor​
    jets. The name “mystery oil” came from the fact that Burt​
    Pierce refused to divulge its formula.​
    As far as I can tell, MMO doesn’t do any harm if used in moderation,​
    but it doesn’t seem to do much good, either. Its formula is no​
    longer a mystery since regulations require the current manufacturer,​
    Turtle Wax Inc., to publish the ingredients on a material safety data​
    sheet. Turns out MMO has some interesting ingredients, including​
    pig fat, perfume, and red food coloring in a base of petroleum distillate​
    solvent. "​
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    Like someone else said, it is good for air tool oil. I habe bever used it in an engine
  24. chop777
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 138


    Great cutting oil for the drill press
    Keeps the bits cool and the chips flyin

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  25. flyboy89
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
    Posts: 416

    from So. Cal.

    I'ved used it in my air tools.Works good there. But i've also used ATF in a vw crank case to break up a lot of sludge. That worked too.
  26. Alamedasam
    Joined: Oct 4, 2011
    Posts: 37


    Great for air tools, upper cyclinder lube in gas motors, helps lube injectors in deisel motors. Been putting it in my 89 KW for over 900,k miles. Still runs great!
  27. Liquid Wrench
    Joined: Mar 3, 2014
    Posts: 60

    Liquid Wrench
    from Maine

    I've used it for years when winterizing my boats. It's a great fogging oil. Several years ago, I put my boat away for the winter, fogged both engines (671 blown 468's) and later that winter decided to tear them down for inspection and rebuild. It was nice to see the MMO left a nice coating on blower rotors and all upper cylinder components. Very apparent that it had softened carbon deposits too.
  28. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,771


    I don't care whats in has saved my butt 5 or 6 times at least.
  29. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,789


    I have used the product for years and Yes it does work for me.

  30. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,446


    The older cans are good for displaying in a can collection, as they are quite decorative.

    As for the contents, I have mixed a bit of it in the gas of my shovelhead when I was running in hot weather to give the top end a little extra lube. I assume that plain old 30 weight or some chain saw oil would have worked as well.

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