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Offline fabr

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Engine oil Detergent
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:47:42 PM »
Hmmmmmmmm, I did not know this.

Quick, short, somewhat informative lesson before we get any further: the detergents used in engine oil are metals, typically sodium, calcium, or magnesium depending upon the specific oil formulation. These oil-soluble bases are polar, which allows them to stick to the surfaces of particles found in the oil and do one of two things – prevent them from coagulating (smaller particles) or repel one another (larger particles).

Quote from Lake Speed:“Detergents are metals. Sodium, calcium, and magnesium are on the periodic table, and they are reactive,” says Speed. “Sodium and water can cause big booms, and we make water with every combustion event.
 Especially with E85!!!
 This has me wondering now if there is some possible connection to my piston damage. Hmmmmmmm........
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