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Re: 0w40 is on the thin side.

Posted by none-yet (more from none-yet) on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:13:24 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: 0w40 is on the thin side., Justin VanAbrahams [Profile/Gallery] , Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:52:51
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It matters because in order to get the oil down to a 0W rating they have to pull the hot side down to the low edge of the 40 mark. An oil that's a 5W-40 will typically have an actual viscosity much higher than 40 where a 0W-40 will be barely a 40. The viscosity modifiers that let them pull a 40 weight range on the 0W-40 also have side effects in other areas. What Brian said is fact. Use a 5W-40 that has good reviews.

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