Re: 100:1 Mix
alas, some higher power hath cause-ed a lampooning thread to vaporise by means i know not
making me look not merely dumb, but a total numbskull
And here's me wanting to make a serious point that has cost me much .....thought.... ....no doubt you guys are way ahead of me ... but here goes
I reckon it's like this;
1 All (motor) oils work by separating the metal parts via a thin film of oil;
2 & all (2-stroke motor) oils have a significant detergent component these days
So what's the difference?
The difference is how the oil is designed to react when #1 above - the fluid layer - starts to fail.
Not a total seize-up, mind you, I'm referring to what happens when the highpoints on the piston ring start to rub against the highpoints on the bore.
The first (oldest) method of dealing with what happens when the metal parts start to rub is is to add E.P. (extreme pressure) additives to the base oil. These E.P. additives promote the formation of metallic salts at points of contact.... thus protecting the metal
The second oldest method is to use a solid additive such as graphite or teflon in order to smooth the surface by additive build-up, and also in the hope that the significant-sized additive particles will 'get in the way' when 2 metal high-points are about to bump into each other...
But Opti-2 claims to work in a new way when the oil-film starts to fail to separate the moving parts in an engine....
this is new, the way opti-2 is designed to deal with it's own failure.... permit me to quote from the opti-2 blurb...
"In the 1970's, a 3rd generation of oil technology was developed and further enhanced in the late 1980's. This technology utilizes a eutectic reaction that restructures contact points without removing or adding material. When metal to metal contact occurs, extremely high but localized temperatures cause a reaction between the additives and the mother material. Although highlighted here, these localized temperatures occur with all oil technologies, but only eutectic additives utilize these conditions to restructure the metal surface. The metal peaks become soft and are deformed by the pressure. Repeated deformation restructures the surfaces to their optimum smoothness until no peaks are clashing. Additives then become dormant from lack of the localized high temperatures, returning the metal to its original density."
All this brings me back to thinking that the opti-2 has done something a bit like throwing 2door's engine back into break-in mode....
this opti-2 seems to work fundamentally differently to other oils - not just the same but better additive, or the same but more additive,
no, this stuff works nothing like other oils <at the point when hydrostatic separation of moving parts fails>.
it really is new new technology