How to Rate Engine Oil Viscosity?

Answer Engine oil contains a base oil and additives that help with its performance. Engine oil is rated based on its viscosity. Viscosity is a measure of how easily the oil flows. A "W" next to the viscos... Read More »

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How to Rate Oil Viscosity?

There are many ways to rate oil and many organizations that rate oil viscosity. The most well-known organization is the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), which is responsible for rating motor ... Read More »

How Important Is Viscosity in Engine Oil?

Viscosity or kinematic viscosity--the resistance of a liquid to flow--is one of the most important characteristics of engine oil. The viscosity of engine oil must be sufficient to lubricate the mov... Read More »

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What is the hourly labor rate for small engine repair?

According to the State of Michigan, small engine repairers earned a median hourly wage of $12.75 per hour nationally in 2001, though some positions start as low as minimum wage. The Bureau of Labor... Read More »