Originally posted by Neil Womack: Guilty. ARCO Graphite in a Toyota Corolla Wagon. Left the oil fill cap off once and sprayed ARCO Graphite all over the inside of the engine compartment. Stained the paint!
quote:Is MoS2 similar to the Graphite present in the Elf Oil? Had thought Graphite is abrasive, so would that not cause more wear to the metals in an engine?
Originally posted by Lugosi: This is interesting. Sounds just like "Lubro Moly MoS2 Anti-Friction Super Motor Oil". Check it out here: Lubro Moly also sells "MoS2 Anti-Friction Additive" that can be seen in the link above. Now I know Lubro Moly and Elf have stellar reputations in Europe, but from what I've read on this board, solid Moly is more of a gear oil additive and not neccesarily good for engines, causing excessive wear when too much is used.
quote:I'm guilty as well. Used it for a while circa 1981 in my old '65 Coronet (kinda miss that car- very, very rare now but at least I still have the cylinder heads 21 years after departure). That stuff fouled plugs like there was no tomorrow!!! However, this is probably somewhat tempered by the fact that I ran J18Y sparking plugs (the hottest plugs available at the time) in three of the cylinders, the guides were not properly redone. Even so, regular dino oil didn't cause anywhere near the problems. Carbon fouling on the plugs was certainly promoted by the graphite if you did not have a real tight engine.
Now there's a blast from the past. I wonder if anyone on this board ever used Arco Graphite?
quote:Love Elf, but would NOT touch this oil! PS I just rechecked the listings on the Elf website and did not see this oil listed.
Originally posted by Ian: Anyboy used this oil before? Solid graphite lubricant??? ---- Elf Molygraphite 10W30 Engine Oil (3 litres) 270638 Exclusive lubrication technology from Elf... incorporating solid lubricants of graphite and molybdenum disulphite. Available in 3 litre pack. Key Features Viscosity rating of 10W30. Provide excellent thermal and oxidation stability. Reinforced with dispersing and detergent properties. Superior anti-wear properties. High shear stability ... providing optimum lubrication at low and high temperature. Suitable for all gasoline/petrol engine from 600 cc. Benefits Noticeable decrease in wear and tear due to cold start, especially in the morning. Better lubrication at all times increases engine efficiency, better fuel consumption. Maintain engine in silent operating condition. Added protection from graphite and molybdenum provide better protection and increase reliability of moving parts. Keeps engine in clean under all operating conditions. API: SJ