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I was told by an old timer that you should use about 1/2 oz per gal of fuel.
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Marvel and Lucas are both Great additives for upper cylinder lubrication. as well as plain old ATF. Marvel has been around a long time i still use it on occasion. The Lucas is a gret product too. i use it in the auto repair buisness on a regular basis.1/2 ounce per gallon sounds about right to me too.
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I have an old BSA manual that suggested using an egg cup of Marvel oil per gas tank as am upper engine lube.
Never did find an egg cup.
The manual also suggested boiling the clutch plates in gasoline in a pan on the stove.
I did not try that either.
thats some funny stuff
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since we're on the topic of fuel additives... what about z-max. any good? i always see it on two guys garage.
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I use marvel the way most people use wd-40. On everything. In the gas tank it even helps the petcock work better. I lube my cables with it. Door and hood hinges on my truck. After-run oil for my model airplane engines. And all the uses listed on the bottle. Been using it for years.
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Never been a fan of Marvile's mystery oil, it looks to me to nothing more the the older ford type "F" transmission oil.

If you are looking for a gas additive to help clean the valves, fuel system and help lubricate I would suggest you use Lucas fuel system treatment and use it as directed every tank.



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I do it in mine.
I've always wondered about the Lucas fuel treatments, If you use them there must be something to it. I'll give it a try. They carry it everywhere.
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MMO is also great for removing rust and gunk. I used it to
clean up a dozen, 100 year old Krag military rifle sights.
Soaked for a few weeks, they polished up like new.
Also use about 2 oz. Every 3rd tankful in each scoot.
Haven't had any problems. Use it in the Kia van and Rio.
without any glitches. Wally World sells it for $12. per gal.
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From the MMO website.....

How much Marvel Mystery Oil® (MMO) do I put in my gasoline tank?
Marvel recommends using 4oz of MMO for every 10 gallons of gasoline.
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Also from the MMO website as far as adding MMO to engine oil....



How much MMO do I add to the crankcase?
Marvel recommends replacing between 10 and 25 percent of your motor oil with MMO. For example, if the crankcase capacity is 5-quarts, add 4 quarts of your favorite motor oil and one quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. If you get your oil changed at a “quick-lube” facility, bring a quart of Marvel with you and ask them to add it to your engine in lieu of one quart of traditional motor oil.

Can MMO be used with synthetic motor oils?
Yes, MMO is compatible with synthetic, semi-synthetic blends and regular types of motor oils.

Can I use MMO to replace all of my regular engine oil?
No, you cannot use MMO to replace all the oil in the crankcase. The maximum amount of MMO to be used is 25% of crankcase capacity.

Can I use Marvel Mystery Oil® in my motorcycle?
Yes, add MMO in the ratios recommended in the fuel and oil section above.
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