A little help understanding Oil Weights
Ok, so I searched, but nothing I read quite clicked.
So when reading oil weights the first number is the cold and the second is the warm weight of the oil, right?
And, assuming ambient temps of between 30F and 110F, what type of oil should I be running? By my understanding the 15W might be too thick on the colder days. So you want a 10W. But on warmer days a 50 might be better than 40. Would it be safe to run 15W50 now (45F is night time lows) and in September/October switch over to a 10W40 for shoulder season/storage use?
This is purely for street use, not for track use.
2008 Kawasaki Versys
- Caribou Cases 34L Topcase, Wolfman Luggage Expedition Tank Panniers and Duffels
- FMF Slip On
- Pelican case for Garmin GPS
- lame mod list, huh?