The Anti-Carbon Pair

A friend just gave this to me. He found it at an antique shop.

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7 Responses to The Anti-Carbon Pair

  1. Bob Hoye says:

    The other night I enjoyed an old network radio show. From the 1940s it was a suspense show –“The Whistler”.
    Long-running, it was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company. Mainly sevice stations.

    The commercial pushed that their motor oil eliminated “carbon” deposits.

  2. D. Boss says:

    While humorous you all know of course that crystalline carbon deposits do occur inside gasoline and diesel engines. And these deposits foul valves, valve seats, intake manifolds and ports, and cylinder heads and piston crowns….

    Both gasoline and engine oil formulations do affect how much of this undesirable “carbon” deposition occurs. But mainly it is overall engine design and how it operates.

    It can be a whispy soot, or an extremely hard crystalline build up – and such build ups depress efficiency and performance – to the point where with too much of the hard stuff, the engine will cease operating.

    There is no way to eliminate it – only to manage and reduce it. Or to periodically clean it out. There’s been countless “snake oil” offerings to reduce carbon build up, including marketing schemes for the gas and oil….

    This gimmick is referring to the carbon deposits inside engines, not trying to deny that octane has C8H18….

    This is also hilarious:

    Carbon Free sugar! Those in charge really do think the masses are stupid. (and unfortunately given the lack of proper education in the last 40 years they are for the most part, correct)

    Aside Sucrose, basically table sugar is C12H22O11. Y’all do know we talking monkeys are in fact internal combustion engines! We burn carbo-hydrates just like your car. Except we do it at much lower temperatures…. A human “burns” hydrocarbon fuel equivalent to between 3,000 and 7,000 miles driven in a plain car per year. (so banning hydrocarbons for transport and energy generation fuel, also means the end of humans as they need to burn hydrocarbons too)

    To summarize – this whole “carbon is evil” mass delusion is simply false, and the carbon is bad mindset is the “existential threat” to mankind’s survival!

    I’m with Patrick Moore on this – earth has been sequestering carbon into rocks for 150 million years – to the point where life was almost extinguished. Below 150 ppm CO2 plants all die. We got down to 180 ppm in this long decline recently in geologic time scales. Moore suggests we will need to dig up limestone and burn it, releasing massive amounts of CO2 back into the atmosphere, as plant life is happiest at 2000 ppm of CO2. (and without plant life, we are all fracked)

    The above is one of Moore’s best presentations by far…

    • Jeff L. says:

      I’m not sure if there’s any truth to it, but an associate of mine who is a highly respected engineer/manager and part-time motor-head has told me that Shell has the best gas for high-performance automobiles.

      Also, I have also been told that the way one drives can affect whether or not carbon deposits become a problem. If one constantly keeps one’s foot on the gas (or rarely, the brake), the carbon gets blown out and doesn’t stick (much) to the valves.

      • Scissor says:

        I used to work in this area. Today, both fuels and automobiles are better than ever. The nitrogen containing detergents definitely help eliminate deposits. Shell is good but so are all of the majors.

  3. John Emery says:

    If you are lucky enough to live in Canada, your high performance engine can be fueled with Chevron’s 94 octane, ethanol free gasoline. The long term effects of ethanol cannot be good for gasoline engines. I don’t know how much research has gone in to this factor, any comments are welcome.
    If you live in the US, then there are some service stations that sell ethanol free 89 or 91 octane gasoline but they are few and far between.

  4. Terry Shipman says:

    For decades we had an antique gravity operated gas pump sitting on Main Street, as is pictured. Several times I had the opportunity to explain to people that it operated by hand and was non-electric. The hand pump was used to fill the gasoline bowl in the top which had a measuring stick marked off in gallons. The nozzle was then put in the tank and the valve opened, allowing the gas to flow into the car’s gas tank by gravity. One then looked at the measuring stick in the bowel to see how many gallons went into the tank. I’m sure the greenies would love it.

    Now, with the frequent power failures California is experiencing, I suggest we bring back these hand-operated gasoline dispensers. Then gas could be pumped in the midst of a power failure.

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