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    Avblend

    Anyone here use it.

    Thoughts?

    Snake Oil?
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    I've used it since mid 90's in the Cub's. The local FBO at that time was having lots of stuck valve issues on the rental 172's. After putting it in never had another stuck valve. YMMV.

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    I was having valve issues on a previous engine. When I started using Avblend the troubles went away. I believe it was derived from the old racing mystery concoction "Lenckite"
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    Light oil and a little "ether". Low surface tension like Kroil lets it go where regular oil may not as easily. I've used it like Marvel Oil for valves and off season storage.

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    I've used it for decades primarily due to the limited hours the engine runs per year. Never had a stuck valve and no internal corrosion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    Anyone here use it.

    Thoughts?

    Snake Oil?
    Not snake oil. Mineral oil.

    https://www.zmax.com/documents/33-012_avblend_sds.pdf

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    So is the real question, Avblend vs. Camgaurd? I thought Camgaurd was like a protective for corrosion and Avblend maybe a super lubricant? I’m really in the MMO camp as a valve lubricant but have never used Avblend. I’ll be curious to see where this thread goes.

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    One test I did was put a drop of Avblend, 40W Aeroshell, and fresh Avblend/Aeroshell mix (one 12oz can to 4 quarts) from my PA-11 sump on a clean steel plate. Goal was to see which spread out most and lasted longest over a month in the garage. The plain Avblend ran the quickest, developed the largest circle, but left the least oil film that didn't completely disappear. Second in spread was the Avblend/Aeroshell mix then the plain Aeroshell. It seemed to help spread out the lube. I wanted to try used Avblend and oil mix but never did.

    It makes a great firearm lube and cleaner like the Eezox products for cold weather use.

    Gary

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