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mgonitzke

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Nah, just looks, feels, and smells like it. Did you compare the sheets on both?

Yes. Two major components of MMO are heavy napthenic petroleum distillates and stoddard solvent, with a few other trace chemicals. Four or five different ATF formulations I found data for have light paraffinic petroleum distillates. Both of those cover a wide range of products and are not the same thing.
 

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Cool, thanks for looking it up. So the majority of it is very similar meaning not dissimilar enough to make a big difference. Like havoline and valvoline. One is parrafin based and the other is ash based. Different but not by much and both do pretty much the same job in practice.
 
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Cool, thanks for looking it up. So the majority of it is very similar meaning not dissimilar enough to make a big difference. Like havoline and valvoline. One is parrafin based and the other is ash based. Different but not by much and both do pretty much the same job in practice.

More different than that. Butane and motor oil are both petroleum distillates but obviously not the same thing.
 

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More different than that. Butane and motor oil are both petroleum distillates but obviously not the same thing.
One has parrafin (ATF) and the other has napthene (MMO). Saying they are as different as butane and motor oil is disingenuous. They are much more in line to my comparison between havoline and valvoline, two motor oils. Like I said at the start...basically the same thing. And if you're using it as some "I don't know how it works but it works" cure all, MMO and ATF are the same exact thing.
 

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