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Thicker oil to fix low oil pressure?

Does thicker oil to fix low oil pressure? Using a thicker oil to fix low oil pressure might turn off the oil light, but it can create other more serious problems you never thought about. Engine designers specify a certain oil viscosity for a reason and it’s based on bearing clearances, engine cooling needs, oil pump capacity, fuel pump needs, and valve timing mechanisms. The second you change to a thicker oil to fix low oil pressure you impact the operation of the engine. What happens when you use a … Read More


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