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Old 08-06-2018, 05:54 AM
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Hello, Iím putting away approximately 20 nice glow engines into storage. The engines range from OS FP, AX, Thunder Tiger, and about 4 Moki Engines. Also about 4 Saito and Magnum 4 strokes.
I drenched them all in air took oil and Marvel Mystery oil. Is this a proper storage for them. ??
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:58 AM
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Either one will work great.
Old 08-08-2018, 09:55 AM
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I like a 50-50 mix of marvel mystery oil and transmission fluid. works for me for 20 years.
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Marvel Mystery or Air Tool Oil are basically a very light oil, mixed with a mineral spirits solvent . They have very little cling and often wash away more oil than they leave behind.
The ATF does at least tend to wet and cling better over the long haul.
There are other fogging and rust preventative type oils out there that will cling to the metal ,even vertical surfaces. The Corrosion X is but one type. LPS, even WD-40 are now making long term corrosion inhibiting oils. I use Mobil "Vactra" oil which is a very sticky oil that is made to protect and lubricate sliding machine surfaces.Made from long chain oil stock it feels a bit like STP but not as thick. This stuff really hangs on! It is not easy to find however in small quantities. It has also been recently superceeded but just about any "way oil" would work.

Another one, sold by Boeing Aircraft for corrosion protection in aircraft is called "Boeshield". Looks, feells and smells a lot like thinned "Cosmolene" as used by the military.
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I use mineral dexron ATF mixed with a little Seafoam for my storage oil. This works well and nothing rusts plus the Seafoam and detergents in the ATF do a good job of breaking the carbon down.
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organic olive oil, it will not hurt a thing and not gum up.
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Originally Posted by psiturbo View Post
organic olive oil, it will not hurt a thing and not gum up.
Now that's a new one on me and could be used on a salad as well. Clarence Lee, long time engine guru, reiterated in a recent AMA Engine Clinic article that he had still found nothing better than ATF and Marvel Air Tool Oil mixed 50-50 for ARO and engine storage.
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Why bother messing with mixing oils. ATF by itself is all you need. It’s loaded with detergents and corrosion inhibitors to help keep things clean and oxidation free.
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Originally Posted by Ernie Misner View Post
Clarence Lee, long time engine guru
I remember the guru. I am so OLD. Is he still above ground?
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Yep and he still does fine work.
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Originally Posted by Ernie Misner View Post
Now that's a new one on me and could be used on a salad as well. Clarence Lee, long time engine guru, reiterated in a recent AMA Engine Clinic article that he had still found nothing better than ATF and Marvel Air Tool Oil mixed 50-50 for ARO and engine storage.
Yeh psiturbo hit it right on the head.Plus you can use it on the outdoor bbq ernie,don't taste bad with beer either!
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I've relied on Marvel Mystery Oil as storage oil all my life and never had any problems storing any engines. and I've used it as storage oil on some fairly expensive (E production MGB and older MGA) engines and crankshafts.

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