Recent Topics
Changing Smart phone plans - Which one??
by Joe_Power
2 minutes 43 seconds ago
Honda mower oil question.....
by Clubber_Lang
11 minutes 46 seconds ago
Mopar 0W-20 Oil - Any info on this Oil ?
by JSRT4
19 minutes 7 seconds ago
'05 Scion xB, 10K on M1 5W30 EP, 62 K on car
by bullwinkle
32 minutes 46 seconds ago
BMW K1100LT 1993 valve train photo
by Finn
47 minutes 26 seconds ago
Happy Labor Day!
by Drew99GT
Today at 12:32 PM
2014 Toyota Tacoma Extended Drains
by flyboy8101
Today at 12:06 PM
Smoothest, quitest tire for 2013 Civic sedan?
by flinter
Today at 11:58 AM
New to GDI engines
by daemontrym
Today at 11:40 AM
How not to write a craigslist ad
by Stelth
Today at 11:32 AM
mobil 1 ep or pp 5w30 flavor.
by waltywalt
Today at 10:16 AM
I think it is sludge but not sure
by RobDlouisville
Today at 10:14 AM
Newest Members
Lexusguy, atomb, snapple37, Speed_Racer, DennisWaller
51164 Registered Users
Who's Online
84 registered (3800Series, -SyN-, Apollo14, 65f100, 9 invisible), 2082 Guests and 209 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51164 Members
64 Forums
218629 Topics
3447369 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3278925 - 02/12/14 05:08 AM Miscellaneous viscosities
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 26336
Loc: a prison island
A couple of threads, including the one on fuel dilution/wear

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...ys?#Post3277550

Had me concerned that I had a knowledge gap on viscosities of contaminants (for example fuel dilution, flushing additives, MMO, etc.)...

Found this

http://www.exxonmobil.com/crudeoil/download%5CKEARL.pdf

Has Viscosities etc. at different temperatures, plus other properties.

Top
#3321599 - 03/24/14 01:38 AM Re: Miscellaneous viscosities [Re: Shannow]
Whitewolf Offline


Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 1895
Loc: MI, USA
Hi,
The problem is that there are so many contaminant sources and the viscosity of those contaminants vary so greatly that unless you know the potential culprit it is difficult. You need the ICP of each one in order to try to identify the contaminant. After that if you can compare the viscosity of that compared to the new fluid you can then estimate the percent contamination. All easy said unless you have more than one contaminant. Water is the easy one.
Am I helping this or just adding to the confusion?
_________________________
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
~ PJ Plauger

Top