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Which is better 20w40 or 20w50?

Last Updated: 1st April, 2021

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The well known fact is that viscosity changes withtemperature. Synthetic multi grade oil 20W40 basically willthin out more at high temperatures than the 20W50oil(definitely not at 40 degree C).

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Likewise, people ask, can I use 20w40 instead of 20w50?

20W50 will hold on to the viscosity marginallybetter than 20W40 when the engine gets hot. However,20W50 mineral oil will cause more sludge than asimilar 20W40 because 20W50 will have more viscosityimprovers. Pulsar 150's manual recommends 20W40, but youcan use either, not much of a difference.

which is better 10w30 or 20w40? 20w40 is thicker at high temperatures (normaloperating condition of engine) compared to 10w30.For properlubrication at operating temperatures high viscosity is desirable.So 20w40 will be good compared to 10w30 at normaloperating conditions. And at low temperatures 20w40 isthicker as compared to 10w30.

Likewise, people ask, which is better 10w40 or 20w50?

The smaller number, (the 20 part of 20w-50) describeshow the oil behaves at 40 deg C and a 20w at 40 deg C is about 10times thicker than your engine wants. A 10w-40 is better ataround 6 times thicker and a 0w-40 is much better at about 4times thicker.

Which is better 15w40 or 20w40?

Only the weight of the oil, 20W40 is thicker thanthe 15W40, 20W40 is the best oil for the oldcars although 15W40 is very easier cold start

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What is 20w 40 oil?

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Can you mix 20w50 with 10w40?

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Athanasios Oterino

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Is 20w40 thicker than 10w40?

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Patrycja Valmary

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Which engine oil is best for ns200?

Motul is the best engine oil for pulsar 200 NS!Motul 7100 is a fully synthetic engine oil which providessmoother piston movements and a healthierengine.

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Which oil is best for Pulsar 150?

Among Valvoline 20w50, Castrol, Bajaj DTSi and Motul, Iwould recommend Motul anyday. But using fully synthetic oilbefore the break in period is not recommended.

Danka Mathissen

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What is multi grade engine oil?

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Rakesh Lakhlifi

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What do oil numbers mean 10w 40?

The lower the "W" number the better the oil'scold temperature performance. The 40 in a10W-40 simply means that the oil mustfall within certain viscosity limits at 100°C. Once again thelower the number, the thinner the oil: for example, a30 oil is thinner than a 40 oil at100°C.

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Will 20w50 increase oil pressure?

Yes thicker oils will increase oil pressure, butwill reduce engine horsepower. Excessive oil pressuremay explode the oil filter, damage seals, blow outoil passage plugs or even damage bearings. Rate the qualityof this post and help BobbyP reputation points.

Igancio Troekurov

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Is Thicker oil better for older engines?

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Can I use 20w50 oil in my lawn mower?

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What oil is best for old engines?

Best Motor Oil For High Mileage Engines
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What does 85w 140 mean?

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What does W mean in oil?

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