Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 19:50:46 +0100
From: Elder <>
Subject: Re: oil sludge?

In article <>, says... >The MV oil rated for ambient engine temperatures. A fifty weight MV >oil will reach that viscosity at normal operating temperature. It will >not thin! > >It will thicken beyond fifty weight at higher temperatures. Place >some in a pan and heat it up on the stove and observe that it thickens >and then goes to a thick mass as the temperature increases > >Science is based on facts and evidence not on lame theories. > > If oil thins when cold and thickens when heated, why do they need block heater and 0w rated oils in artic climate countries, to stop the oil turning to the consistency of fudge, and blowing apart the filter when first started. Also, when changing oil, if it thickens when hot, why do you warm the oil up before draining to make sure the maximum oil *flows* out when it is more liquid. Surely wou would want the oil stone cold and all of it back at the sump, if it is thinnest when cold? -- Carl Robson Audio stream: Homepage:

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