On Jul 25 1997 Lyman Slack posted in reply to someone else,
You sure are making your life complicated! Engine guru Clarence Lee notes
as an after run oil, MARVEL AIR TOOL OIL is all you need. Period. He assumes
run out the fuel in your engine after your last flight.He does recommend,
for prolonged storage, you pickle the engine in a 50/50 mix of MATO and ATF
After reading the whole thread, it sounds like good advice. My question is;
Does it have to be Marvel brand Air Tool Oil ? AutoZone has Campbell
Hausfeld ST1270 Air Tool Oil.
It is , Specially formulated with rust inhibitors, anti foaming and anti
gumming additives to maximize tool performance.. Not designed for use in air
Is there something mystical about Marvel, or will other Air Tool Oils work
as well ?
Any thoughts, or advice will be Greatly Appreciated,
Wayne R. Russ
I couldn't find the Marvel stuff and had to settle for Senco...Using it
for bout a year,no problem yet.
When I bought the Jet engine from Dub he strongly recommended the Marvel
Air Tool stuff but just haven't been able to find it.
Hey Wayne --
MATO is basically Marvel Mystery Oil with an anti-rusting additive
(ever noticed how much an air tool sweats?). Off hand, I'd bet any Air Tool
Oil would be about the same. MATO is usually available at auto parts stores,
rental tool companies, and even some auto paint supply stores. The nice part
is that it comes in handy
4 oz. size.
Ok Thank You everyone,
I got the Campbell stuff. It came in a 8 oz. bottle and I believe it was
approx. $1.50, so it didn't drain my wallet.
Your advice has been Very Much Welcomed.
Thank You again,
Wayne R. Russ
He specifically mentions MATO as the product then he mentions" ANY" ATF so I
would think that he ment it the way I typed. MATO and ant ATF 50-50 for long
term storage. Cheap insurance in my opinion.
I have never had much success finding Marvel Mystery Oil when I thought
about it, but I have been using Rislone for 20 some odd years with no
problems. A couple of very hard run engines needed new bearings, but in
each case I shut down in the rain and probably failed to burn off the left
over fuel or oil the engine.
I live in the Northern Virginia area and the local Pep Boys auto stores
carry Marvel Air-Tool Oil in 4oz bottles for about $1.50. For me, this is a
perfect size and seems to last forever.
"Six_O'Clock_High" > with after run oil, buy Omega (Morgan Fuels) and read the label.