Amazon sells own-brand mystery motor oil now, and this guy tested it


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/12/amazon-sells-own-brand-mystery.html


#2

Mystery Oil?

Accept no substitutes!


#3

I play this game with off-label Trader Joes and Costco Single Malt Scotch. But instead of test tubes, I use my gullet.


#4

That’s especially useful for antique cars that were built for leaded fuel, assuming that you can’t retrofit valves and seats that can withstand unleaded.


#5

Yeah I assumed from the title that it was sold as a clone of Marvel Mystery Oil rather than just a generic synthetic oil.


#6

Ah Slig oil—the sweetest oil this side of heaven.


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There probably aren’t that many labs mixing motor oil. Last I researched there were 2 places that made auto/marine batteries and a whole lot of labels?


#9

There’s a derelict blending plant not far from me:

(not my photo, I’ve not been inside)


#10

“…perhaps the most alarming mystery…”

:laughing:


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Sleuthing is good and all, but the manufacturer information is shown multiple times in the video. 1:20, 2:04, 2:35…


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