How to Measure Oil Viscosity?

Answer Viscosity is a measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. Viscosity increases at higher pressures and varies inversely with changes in temperature. Water has low viscosity and pours easily while oil ... Read More »

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How to Measure Viscosity?

Viscosity can be defined as the measurement of a liquid's resistance to flow. Consider water and molasses. Water flows relatively freely, while molasses is less fluid. Because molasses is more resi... Read More »

How to Measure the Viscosity of Motor Oil?

There are scientific ways to measure viscosity with a viscometer; but, a do-it-yourselfer's kitchen has most of the tools necessary to obtain a simple measurement of a motor oil's viscosity. Althou... Read More »

How to Cut Oil Viscosity?

Every bottle of oil has a viscosity rating. For example, 10W30 oil has a viscosity of 10 when cold and a viscosity of 30 when heated up. The higher each number, the thicker the oil. Many people mix... Read More »

How to Choose Oil Viscosity?

Viscosity refers to the thickness of a liquid. Motor oil viscosity is rated according to standards set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Higher numbers indicate a thicker oil. Oil rated... Read More »