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#867088 - 03/27/07 07:49 AM Which oil additives thicken oil?
Merkava_4 Online   content


Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Clovis, CA
I remember TallPaul saying that Valvoline Synthetic Oil Treatment (VSOT) will thicken 5 quarts of oil one full grade; what other oil additives do that?

TallPaul if you're reading this, was it one full grade or a half a grade?

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#867089 - 03/27/07 12:33 PM Re: Which oil additives thicken oil? [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 02/12/07
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Loc: USA - Minnesota
wrong section, this is the coolant area, but in response to that, anything thats high viscosity used in the right proportion will thicken the oil, VSOT happens to be a 165wt compound, so not much is needed to thicken stuff up.

1oz per quart brings cSt @ 100C up about 0.7

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#867090 - 03/27/07 08:09 PM Re: Which oil additives thicken oil? [Re: BillionPa]
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Registered: 10/22/03
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Are you looking to thicken your oil?

VSOT will add about 2 cSt to avg crankcase, so probably more like half a grade increase.

I like the idea of creating your own thickness by mixing two different grades.

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#867091 - 03/28/07 07:45 AM Re: Which oil additives thicken oil? [Re: TallPaul]
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Quote:

I like the idea of creating your own thickness by mixing two different grades.




I do too, but just wanted to expand my options. Thank You TallPaul.

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#867092 - 03/30/07 03:39 PM Re: Which oil additives thicken oil? [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 10/06/05
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How's about the Schaeffer #132 Moly E.P.? That stuff is pretty thick.

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