Question about the comments of MMO

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Naphthenic Hydrocarbons, Mineral Spirits, Chlorinated Hydrocarbons. Can someone tell me what these are, and what their purpose is? I might use some in my brother's car, was just curious as to what these ingredients are.
 
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I noticed that if you get a small amount on your hands it smells like a certain brand of mint flavored candy I used to eat as a kid back in the 70's. I can't remember the name of the candy.
 
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 Originally Posted By: kevinf
I noticed that if you get a small amount on your hands it smells like a certain brand of mint flavored candy I used to eat as a kid back in the 70's. I can't remember the name of the candy.
No mystery to the MMO smell: oil of wintergreen. As hokey as it may sound that stuff is a very aggressive cleaner. It is good for freeing stuck mechanisms at room temperature. I really like it for stiff and neglected door hinges. As for what happens to wintergreen oil in the crankcase or combustion chamber I can't say.
 
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