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Mechanic In A Bottle?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by RickyDL77, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I wouldn't have made that claim....... But here ya go......

  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,335

    Anymore takers..???? Mastertechs...gatekeepers...wannabe snakeoil salemen..???
    This is too easy....
    The only ones that have all the answers are very stupid ....or very wise....aint no middleground here...
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,741

    So......... None of these products serve any beneficial purpose whatsoever (other than making a manufacturer $$$)? And that anyone who has had, what they might refer to as a positive experience, is mistaken? That even the periodic use of such products is a complete waste...even if trying/using them as preventative maintenance?

    If so, well, you're spoiling my fun of spending my hard-earned money and pouring this stuff into my gas tank every now-&-again thinking I be one smart feller!?!

    (Just a guess that the ones with a fuel stabilizer additive might actually offer something?)
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,360

    There's a lot of apples to oranges comparisons on here. Stabilizers are a whole different category from the tune up in a bottle products and other types of additives. Some products work and others are just clever marketing gimmicks. Since there is little regulation of these products claims manufacturers' can pretty much claim anything they want.
    Prior to the FDA anybody could market medicines as cure alls with no legal ramifications. People were buying and injesting poisons from traveling salesman. How scary is that?
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  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,741

    Agreed. This is much like the current vitamin/herbal/supplement industry...unregulated.

    I've got a local dealer who shared that he thinks the HH engine issues of today are more about the 'additives' in gasoline...and that even ethanol-free fuel has these 'additives'. While this is a fresh approach...I'm more confused now than ever. :dizzy:
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  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,335

    If you do a little digging...you will find that the successful snakeoil companies are owned by the petroleum companies..
    Its a shell game with its fingerprints hidden in subchapter S corps and offshore companies...these guys are good...
    Who better to market a bogus fix all cure...than the ones that created the problem...???

    We just need a solarcell battery that charges faster than it discharges...Then we can flip the switch...
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,460

    Wondered what was going on with this thread again.....should have guessed some troller didn't get the message......NO posting about snake oil in the mechanics section.
  8. Terris Bailey

    Terris Bailey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I work on an average of 20-30 small engines a year.
    Mechanic in a bootle is the only product I've found that actually works on ethanol to keep it in solution with gasoline, while making an excellent choice for winter storage.
    It provides all the advantages of carb cleaner,marvel mystery oil and fuel stabilizer in one product.
  9. Terris Bailey

    Terris Bailey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Of course, it isn't a substitute for a carburetor rebuild on neglected engines.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,460

    Good stuff just ordered some got to watch strength in little bottles not same as guarts.

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