Looking inside an engine during cold start (-30 degrees)


Brombear

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Recently found on youtube. See what happens (transparent oil sump and rocker panel)

 

DakotaGT

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Yikes!! Interesting video. Glad my garage is heated. Thanks for posting!
 
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PeteK

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Thanks. Interesting.
 

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Yes, interesting, but I wonder instead of using his mineral oil at his -30C (-22F), how the new synthetic 5-50 oils would have done or even 5 weight oil. I used 5 weight dinosaur oil in Colorado with my Toyota 22R engine sitting outside all night at -40F and it started and ran well.
 
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Brombear

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You can add suggestions to the video, maybe they will post a new video (I am still freezing)
 

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Thank you for posting, comrade 😂
Dr. Frank could translate for us also.
Good use for an old Lada in this experiment.
 

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Good pick up on the Lada, tovarish
 
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They make zero weight synthetic.
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TO AWSUM

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They make zero weight synthetic.
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If you were responding to my statement about the 5-50 synthetic, I think you missed my point. It appears he tested a much thicker "mineral oil" solution than most USA cars run these days, so the test isn't really valid to USA cars. The mineral oil may solidify at a much higher temperature than modern synthetics.
 

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If you were responding to my statement about the 5-50 synthetic, I think you missed my point. It appears he tested a much thicker "mineral oil" solution than most USA cars run these days, so the test isn't really valid to USA cars. The mineral oil may solidify at a much higher temperature than modern synthetics.
I didn't miss your point, I was agreeing and adding that even lower viscosity oil is available.

I think the video was like many Youtube videos. Constructed for entertainment first.
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