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20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dgitrader(m): 8:38am On Sep 12
Over 80% of engines in Nigeria are already high-milage, most engine oil filters in the market are inferiors, also we are in a temperate region and finally our driving conditions are mostly short stops-and-go. Using lighter oils in this conditions doesn't make economic sense in my opinion.


Copied... https://cartreatments.com/what-do-the-numbers-on-motor-oil-mean/

....."Most people have either changed the oil of their car themselves or they’ve taken their car to an auto servicing company and had professionals do it for them. An important aspect about oil changes involves choosing the right type of oil.

This doesn’t just mean choosing between synthetic or conventional mineral-based oil. You also need to pay attention to the numbers on the label of the motor oil. You might see something like “10W30” or “5W20” and wonder what the heck they mean.

Even if you have your oil changed by a professional, they normally put a sticker on your windshield which indicates the numbers of the oil they used in your vehicle. What do these numbers mean?

In a nutshell, the numbers before and after the W represent viscosity. The letter “W” itself stands for Winter. As you may know, viscosity means the thickness of a fluid. In the case of motor oil, it is the thickness of the oil under certain temperature conditions

The number to the left of the W refers to the oil viscosity when the temperatures are low. The number to the right of the W refers to the oil viscosity at hotter temperatures.

If the first number is low, it means that you have thin oil. Whenever there are colder temperatures in your environment, it is better to have thin oil in your engine. Otherwise, it will be harder for thicker oil to flow throughout your engine and lubricate its components.

The second number will be dependent on two things; the temperature of your engine and the heat of your environment[b]. If you live in a tropical area with a lot of heat, you will want this second number to be high because it means the oil is thick. It is good to have thick oil in hot temperatures because it will do a better job of lubricating the engine’s components.[/b]

In North America, the standard motor oil to use is 10W30 or 5W30. If you live in a very cold nation like Finland, you might need even thinner oil like 0W30. Likewise, if you live in a very hot country like Nigeria, you could be using 10W40, 20W50, or 15W40.


If you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle, they will tell you the proper viscosity oil grade to use in your vehicle. However, the manufacturer doesn’t always take into account where you are living in the world or where you might be relocating too with your vehicle. Therefore, you need to understand the various types of motor oils so that you can make your own best judgment."

https://cartreatments.com/what-do-the-numbers-on-motor-oil-mean/

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by AshipaEk0: 8:46am On Sep 12
what is wrong with you?


seriously, what?



which vehicle brand has 'built for x country' that the manufacturer stipulates a different viscosity from the one 'built for y country'?

Does Toyota recommend a different viscosity for the cars they sell in UAE as against that sold in Canada?

You know better than the people that built the vehicle?




I don't suppose you are even aware that these 'hot weather' talk only applied to Mineral Oil back in the days, and synthetic oils don't react the same way.

is your 33 degree centigrade weather hotter than the engine that runs at 95 degrees centigrade?


There are cars that the manufacturer stipulates 20W50 i believe you are aware............


So what exactly is the problem?

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by hisgrace090: 8:50am On Sep 12
Winter or summer your manufacturers recommended oil stands all, period.
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dgitrader(m): 8:58am On Sep 12
AshipaEk0:
what is wrong with you?


seriously, what?



which vehicle brand has 'built for x country' that the manufacturer stipulates a different viscosity from the one 'built for y country'?

Does Toyota recommend a different viscosity for the cars they sell in UAE as against that sold in Canada?

You know better than the people that built the vehicle?




I don't suppose you are even aware that these 'hot weather' talk only applied to Mineral Oil back in the days, and synthetic oils don't react the same way.

is your 33 degree centigrade weather hotter than the engine that runs at 95 degrees centigrade?


There are cars that the manufacturer stipulates 20W50 i believe you are aware............


So what exactly is the problem?

Well thought, now can you address the issue of 'high milage' engines I mentioned in my opener
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by mejai(m): 10:06am On Sep 12
We are tired of oil talk in nairaland. We are begging,
Everyone should use what suits one. Shekina!!!

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by Avedonn: 10:57am On Sep 12
I sure 90% of Nigerian car owners use 20W50 for years and nothing happen to their car engine. For instance, if you take a market survey, the availability of 20W50 to synthetic oil is 1to 20.

So if 20W50/works for you, then keep on using and also if synthetic oil work for you keep using it as well.

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by guru01(m): 12:52pm On Sep 12
mejai:
We are tired of oil talk in nairaland. We are begging,
Everyone should use what suits one. Shekina!!!
Bros, no be lie ooo, my head don grow dada because of many many theories. But all the same, no knowledge is wasted if properly applied.

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by thebigkendo(m): 1:54pm On Sep 13
Dru23 come oh.. Dey want to put sand sand in your Garri grin grin

Come & drop some Google screenshots for them

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dannybrasky(m): 2:04pm On Sep 13
Oyel business is serious business grin grin

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by diportivo: 4:42pm On Sep 13
engine sellers smile to the bank every day

it wont stop anytime soon grin
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 8:03pm On Sep 13
thebigkendo:
Dru23 come oh.. Dey want to put sand sand in your Garri grin grin

Come & drop some Google screenshots for them

International mechanic.... If I give u 2014 car to come fix now, na stories we go dey hear .. Is that a mechanic? Which school learn your mechabic work ...funny guy

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 8:06pm On Sep 13
Avedonn:
I sure 90% of Nigerian car owners use 20W50 for years and nothing happen to their car engine. For instance, if you take a market survey, the availability of 20W50 to synthetic oil is 1to 20.

So if 20W50/works for you, then keep on using and also if synthetic oil work for you keep using it as well.


If they know better.. They wouldn't be using it and they will follow owner manual ...in the USA 20w50 is not even common oil .. It does not sell market ... 5w30 is the most common grade of oil ... and u can't tell me Nigeria climate is hot has an excuse.. When oil is been formulated climate is taken consideration and country.... And most cars in Nigeria are from the USA .. My fight is for people to follow owner Manuel at all times

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by thebigkendo(m): 8:27pm On Sep 13
dru23:


International mechanic.... If I give u 2014 car to come fix now, na stories we go dey hear .. Is that a mechanic? Which school learn your mechabic work ...funny guy

First you say you will collect all my oyel customer.. Then I dey sell bed frame.. Now mechanic.. Try again dru grin grin
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 9:01pm On Sep 13
thebigkendo:


First you say you will collect all my oyel customer.. Then I dey sell bed frame.. Now mechanic.. Try again dru grin grin


Am sorry for mixing things up... but you still a local mechanic though... with limited skills ....PPM... poor mans mechanic.....

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by thebigkendo(m): 9:02pm On Sep 13
This is from workshop manual for 06 Elentra.

Since we are following manual grin grin

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by diportivo: 10:15pm On Sep 13
thebigkendo:


First you say you will collect all my oyel customer.. Then I dey sell bed frame.. Now mechanic.. Try again dru grin grin

he spoke about bed frame while trying to frame u?? shocked

na me he wan tqlk about na.....cos na me advertise bed frame and he go there go rubbish am....as if to say na me say make he no fit give woman belle undecided


thebigkendo:
This is from workshop manual for 06 Elentra.

Since we are following manual grin grin


20w50 no dey move market for USA......ur manual is photoshop grin

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 11:17pm On Sep 13
thebigkendo:
This is from workshop manual for 06 Elentra.

Since we are following manual grin grin


So how extreme is the weather in Lagos for people to start using 20w50 oil .... The hottest it gets in Lagos is in July about 84 degrees and the rest is 77 , it rains too .. So 20w50 is too dame thick for Lagos weather ...5w30 will do just fine.. Either way it is up to the individual to decide ...

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 11:18pm On Sep 13
diportivo:


he spoke about bed frame while trying to frame u?? shocked

na me he wan tqlk about na.....cos na me advertise bed frame and he go there go rubbish am....as if to say na me say make he no fit give woman belle undecided




20w50 no dey move market for USA......ur manual is photoshop grin

Another road side mechanic ..ladipo boyz are smiling to the bank coz of you guys ... so engine technology no go improve? Na to dey use 20w50 for 2008 cars upwards... grin
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by thebigkendo(m): 7:16am On Sep 14
dru23:


So how extreme is the weather in Lagos for people to start using 20w50 oil .... The hottest it gets in Lagos is in July about 84 degrees and the rest is 77 , it rains too .. So 20w50 is too dame thick for Lagos weather ...5w30 will do just fine.. Either way it is up to the individual to decide ...

Na wa oh.. Dis english self, e can hard enh
Who dey talk about extreme?

manual states above negative 7 degree celsius

Is the Nigerian 84f(26c) & 77f(21c) not above - 7c?

Abi maths na problem too?

20w-50 is too dame think because dru knows better than the manufacturer grin grin

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by diportivo: 2:00pm On Sep 14
thebigkendo:

Na wa oh.. Dis english self, e can hard enh
Who dey talk about extreme?

manual states above negative 7 degree celsius

Is the Nigerian 84f(26c) & 77f(21c) not above - 7c?

Abi maths na problem too?

20w-50 is too dame think because dru knows better than the manufacturer grin grin


roadside mechanic like u

you av never travel out b4 too

what do u know about -7° undecided

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Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by Costee: 2:09pm On Sep 14
thebigkendo:

Na wa oh.. Dis english self, e can hard enh
Who dey talk about extreme?

manual states above negative 7 degree celsius

Is the Nigerian 84f(26c) & 77f(21c) not above - 7c?

Abi maths na problem too?
I’d say you’re not broad-minded Mr. B. For some, the letter R is understood as ꓤ grin grin
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by thebigkendo(m): 2:13pm On Sep 14
Costee:

I’d say you’re not broad-minded Mr. B. For some, the letter R is understood as ꓤ grin grin

Hahahahaha
Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 12:58pm On Sep 16
thebigkendo:

Na wa oh.. Dis english self, e can hard enh
Who dey talk about extreme?

manual states above negative 7 degree celsius

Is the Nigerian 84f(26c) & 77f(21c) not above - 7c?

Abi maths na problem too?

20w-50 is too dame think because dru knows better than the manufacturer grin grin

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 1:02pm On Sep 16
dgitrader:
Over 80% of engines in Nigeria are already high-milage, most engine oil filters in the market are inferiors, also we are in a temperate region and finally our driving conditions are mostly short stops-and-go. Using lighter oils in this conditions doesn't make economic sense in my opinion.


Copied... https://cartreatments.com/what-do-the-numbers-on-motor-oil-mean/

....."Most people have either changed the oil of their car themselves or they’ve taken their car to an auto servicing company and had professionals do it for them. An important aspect about oil changes involves choosing the right type of oil.

This doesn’t just mean choosing between synthetic or conventional mineral-based oil. You also need to pay attention to the numbers on the label of the motor oil. You might see something like “10W30” or “5W20” and wonder what the heck they mean.

Even if you have your oil changed by a professional, they normally put a sticker on your windshield which indicates the numbers of the oil they used in your vehicle. What do these numbers mean?

In a nutshell, the numbers before and after the W represent viscosity. The letter “W” itself stands for Winter. As you may know, viscosity means the thickness of a fluid. In the case of motor oil, it is the thickness of the oil under certain temperature conditions

The number to the left of the W refers to the oil viscosity when the temperatures are low. The number to the right of the W refers to the oil viscosity at hotter temperatures.

If the first number is low, it means that you have thin oil. Whenever there are colder temperatures in your environment, it is better to have thin oil in your engine. Otherwise, it will be harder for thicker oil to flow throughout your engine and lubricate its components.

The second number will be dependent on two things; the temperature of your engine and the heat of your environment[b]. If you live in a tropical area with a lot of heat, you will want this second number to be high because it means the oil is thick. It is good to have thick oil in hot temperatures because it will do a better job of lubricating the engine’s components.[/b]

In North America, the standard motor oil to use is 10W30 or 5W30. If you live in a very cold nation like Finland, you might need even thinner oil like 0W30. Likewise, if you live in a very hot country like Nigeria, you could be using 10W40, 20W50, or 15W40.


If you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle, they will tell you the proper viscosity oil grade to use in your vehicle. However, the manufacturer doesn’t always take into account where you are living in the world or where you might be relocating too with your vehicle. Therefore, you need to understand the various types of motor oils so that you can make your own best judgment."

https://cartreatments.com/what-do-the-numbers-on-motor-oil-mean/

Re: 20W50 Oils! Read And Stop Demonizing It. by dru23(m): 1:04pm On Sep 16
hisgrace090:
Winter or summer your manufacturers recommended oil stands all, period.

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