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Marvel Mystery Oil as a Lead Substitute?

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    Posted: Aug/01/2010 at 3:12pm
OK...this is to settle a bet.  Can MMO be used as a lead substitute? This is in the 72 Wag (360). We are putting 89 octane in, and adding a can of lead substitute every tank right now.  Our gas here is 10% ethanol. Engine is stock - never been apart and has the 2100 carb.
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Won't hurt but you don't need it.  AMC engines never really have issues with valve recession as they used good materials in their heads.  The lead subs. that are most common use MMT and are more like an octane booster.  I have been running unleaded in the Ambassador for 230,000 miles and never had valve seat issues.  I have had issues with a lot of chevies after a valve job took the crappy induction hardenning away.  AMC must have hardenned them deeper.  So in the end nothing is needed.  MMO is a good product and will help keep your carb clean though.
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Thanks, Steve.
 
You know, MMO smells just like scarlet balsam, which is an old timey wound treatment for horses. I wonder if that's not the "secret ingredient" in MMO.
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Just run the gas. 
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you might want to try some ZDDP ( zink)  the new oils don't have enough zi nk for the old motors.....search it on goggle for more info.    add a small bottle every oil change.... 
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Does this help you engine??:
Ingredient # 01
Ingredient Name BENZENE, 1,2-DICHLORO-CAS Number 95501
Ingredient # 02
Ingredient Name MINERAL SPIRITS CAS Number 8052413
Ingredient # 03
Ingredient Name NAPTHENIC HYDROCARBONS 
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Originally posted by Rebel 327 Rebel 327 wrote:

Does this help you engine??:
Ingredient # 01
Ingredient Name BENZENE, 1,2-DICHLORO-CAS Number 95501
Ingredient # 02
Ingredient Name MINERAL SPIRITS CAS Number 8052413
Ingredient # 03
Ingredient Name NAPTHENIC HYDROCARBONS 
You be the judge!

so Benzene is a light solvent and Mineral spirits is well, Minerals spirits and Napthenic Hydrocarbons would be like moth balls.  So the mystrey in "Mystery Oil" is moth balls?  This should help work the bugs out of things and it also explains the taste!!!!LOL
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Yes, that explains how it keeps the bugs out of your engine.
I think perhaps time to add some to this computer..............
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Originally posted by poormansMACHINE poormansMACHINE wrote:

Just run the gas. 
What I would do.........................I dont worry about it.
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Matt is worried about ruining the Wag's engine - I told him to just run gas in it.  LOL.
I'll have him look into the zinc stuff.
 
Benzene is an interesting little hydrocarbon. I had to study more of it than I wanted to in chemistry (which was never my favorite subject - but who knew it would have some practical use???) - It makes a beautiful molecule - the famous "benzene ring". Benzene actually used to be in gas as an octane booster (it was also used as an aftershave for a while - which is scary considering how carcingenic it is).  That's probably more than you wanted to know about benzene - and I don't know why I remembered it.  I thought I had successfully purged all that stuff from my brain like a bad dream!
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