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Old 10-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by BigRed03 View Post
"API viscosity ratings for gear oils are not directly comparable with those for motor oil, and they are thinner than the figures suggest. For example, many modern gearboxes use a 75W90 gear oil, which is actually of equivalent viscosity to a 10W40 motor oil."


Several instances around this forum, people use a specifically designed 5 or 10W40 oil from Europe in the getrag for racing. Since mines a DD, I use the ford honey.
When I worked in Germany, 10W-40 THERE was the same viscosity as 10W-40 in North America. Like I said, I have no idea where you get that information. cSt measurements are not 'custom made' to any fluid, they are a standardized measurement...

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From Amsoil:
TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
European Car Formula 100% Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil (AFL)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 13.7
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 82.9
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 171
Viscosity CCS, cP @ C (ASTM D-5293) 5314 (-30)
Flash Point C (F) (ASTM D-92) 228 (442)
Fire Point C (F) (ASTM D-92) 244 (471)
Pour Point C (F) (ASTM D-97) -43 (-45)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800) 7.4
Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D-4172B @ 40 kg, 75C, 1200 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm 0.44
Total Base Number 8.0
HTHS (cP) (ASTM D-4683) 3.8
The Amsoil data support exactly what my point is. Motor oil is not even close to GL-4 lubricant. I think there are maybe three or four of us on this entire forum who can interpret what the spec sheets tell us. I don't mean anything as a personal attack but you're posting information that contradicts your hypothesis.
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