[PLUG-TALK] DIY Garage Bay Rental

wes plug at the-wes.com
Fri Jun 6 09:30:56 PDT 2014


On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 9:20 AM, Denis Heidtmann <denis.heidtmann at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>
> wrote:
> ...
> >
> >    They use Pennzoil or Ohio State and those have too much parafin in
> them
> > for me. I use Valvoline in the gas engines and PetroCanada DuronXL in the
> > diesel.
> ...
> > Rich
>
> What is parafin and why is it a problem?  Wikipedia only describes
> paraffin.  It lists several meanings of the word: Kerosene, Paraffin
> wax, Alkane, mineral oil, so that was no help in answering my
> questions.
>
> -Denis
>
>
it is paraffin wax and it is used in many (most?) petroleum products as a
filler, similar to the way ethanol is used in gasoline. basically it just
takes up space without (theoretically) doing harm, though it doesn't do any
good either.

-wes
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