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Old 05-31-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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I have an Xray 808E. What if any is the difference between 5000 weight diff oil and 5000 cst diff oil? Is it the same stuff? Also about how many diff re-fills should I get out of a standard 2oz bottle? I'm needing to purchase some and after doing some reading I think getting 3k, 5k, and 7k will give me a good balance to play with. Just don't know if 5000 weight is the same as 5000 cst and how much to stock up on.

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ok maybe I was confused. Whenever someone says to try 5/5/5 for my diffs is it automatically assumed that I know they're talking about 5000 cst?
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ive never heard of cst oil. when the say something like 5/5/5 they are just saying regular 5k weight oil
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ive never heard of cst oil. when the say something like 5/5/5 they are just saying regular 5k weight oil
CST is just the measurement of viscosity (centistoke). 5k/5,000 cst are the same thing, measurement of the oil's resistance to flow.
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No theyre not the same. Just get some AE oils and be done with it.

The better car makers, Kyosho/Mugen/Xray etc, often use CST #'s on their oils instead of WT #'s for better accuracy and finer adjustability.

While AE has 25, 30, and 35 wt Xray has 25,26.5, 28, 30, etc weights available. That way you don't have to mix. But I've never seen anyone carry such a selection.

I just use AE fluids, cheap and readilly available everywhere

. And allways use the same brand oils, never switch. Alot of times the #'s between brands don't match.
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CST is just the measurement of viscosity (centistoke). 5k/5,000 cst are the same thing, measurement of the oil's resistance to flow.
X2...CST is just an acronym for centistoke which is one of the units of measure for viscosity.
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No theyre not the same. Just get some AE oils and be done with it.

The better car makers, Kyosho/Mugen/Xray etc, often use CST #'s on their oils instead of WT #'s for better accuracy and finer adjustability.

While AE has 25, 30, and 35 wt Xray has 25,26.5, 28, 30, etc weights available. That way you don't have to mix. But I've never seen anyone carry such a selection.

I just use AE fluids, cheap and readilly available everywhere

. And allways use the same brand oils, never switch. Alot of times the #'s between brands don't match.
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Get some 5k and 7K maybe? For some tuning options? The AE says 5000cst, that's why i got confused
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Yeah, thats the stuff. AE fluid allways works fine for me.

2,3,5,7 and 10 is all you'll ever need.
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