quote:Like Molekule, I am a chemist. Paraffin comes from the Greek para affin, without affinity. It just don't react with nothing. Well it burns. It can be applied to a wide range of H(CH2)nH compounds where n can be any number from 1 to thousands. Methane, ethane, propane, butane, ... octane... kerosene... oil...wax............polyethylene......ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. Chemically and physically, they only vary in degree. Let your mechanic try this. Take a wax birthday candle and put it in a tin can along with a couple of ounces of Pennzoil. Heat it gently until the candle dissolves. I used my quartz shop lamp. Then put it in the freezer. In a couple of hours, you will have some very thick oil, but no wax deposit.
Originally posted by 95_carvan: I've found it's better just to let them beleive what they want than too argue about it. 9 times outta 10 there not going too listen anyways. Just point them to BITOG.