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Heavier weight oil to solve oil consumption problems

Heavier weight oil (higher viscosity) — does it solve oil consumption problems? I often see people recommend using a heavier weight oil (higher viscosity) to solve an oil consumption problem. The theory behind their advice is that a heavier-weight oil produces a thicker oil film at the piston ring sealing areas. A heavier weight oil does produce a thicker oil film, but that alone may not stop the oil consumption issue and may actually make it worse. If you are having oil consumption issues, should you use a heavier weight … Read More

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