Re: an oily mess
- View SourceHave you ever tried to pour a bottle of 20W-50 oil when it's colder
than 20 degrees F outside? It's like trying to pour warm fudge or
cold molasses. Now imagine your poor Yugo's starter trying to move
the pistons and crankshaft through that stuff. Even regular 10W-40
becomes problematic when the temp drops below zero F.
If you want to use 50 weight oil in the New England winter, you'll
have to use a synthetic or synthetic blend rated at 15W-50, 5W-50 or
--- In email@example.com, "Matt Goguen"
> so its almost time for an oil change and i was under my yugo today
> noticed the bottom of the car is covered in oil, it appears to methat the
> oil pan is leaking, so i am goign t change out the gasket thisweekend. I
> fgiure thats an easy bolt in bolt out procedure thats not my realreason
> for this e mail. Fall is aproaching and up in here in MA this measncold
> nights some cold days and maybe some hot ones. I read in theservice manual
> to use 10/40w oil in the winter and 20w50 in the summer i havealways just
> used 20w50 year round but this is my first cold season with thisyugo and
> before me it was in NJ where it is not so cold. i am curious as towhen it
> is a good time to switch her over to 10w40? I figure this mighthelp with
> better lubrication in the cold, doesnt matter she gets put in thegarage
> once the first snow hits but just curious, any suggestions?
> Can you find the hidden words? Take a break and play Seekadoo!
- View SourceYougonaut,
I'm not sure if you were intending to call me an
idiot or not, but I can tell from your note that you
didn't get the point I was trying to make. Pour point
and viscosity are related, but you can't equate the
pour point with viscosity in the same way with
synthetics and dino based oils. Synthetics typically
have a much lower pour point than standard motor oils.
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--- Yugonaut@... wrote:
> If you want to learn about VISCOSITY and OIL inRegards,
> general go to the
> publications section of
> _www.synlube.com_ (http://www.synlube.com)
> I have been using SynLube WITHOUT oil chagne since
> 1979 in FIAT and YUGO and
> BERTONE cars, it is SAE 5W- 50.
> And any claims that SAE 15W-50 Synthetic oil flows
> any better than SAE 0W-??
> is total nonsense as the SAE viscosity is set by lab
> tests at specific
> NEGATIVE temperature (C or F) so ALL SAE 5W-XX have
> the SAME flow at the same
> temperature, no matter what the base stock.
> IT is amazing that people claiming to be car experts
> do not have clue about
> oil, (see J300 SAE standard) the only good think is
> that the FIAT engine
> design from 1970's is so bullet proof that it
> tolerates total idiots be they
> owners or mechanics....
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