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Old 06-05-2010, 05:33 AM   #1
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what is the difference, if any, on fluids that reads lets say 2000 wt, versus 2000 cst? or what is 200k cst compared to in wt.?
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what is the difference, if any, on fluids that reads lets say 2000 wt, versus 2000 cst? or what is 200k cst compared to in wt
It is a totally different oil grading system. Cst is basically a european/asia and wt is the america way of oil grade system

Each have their own ways of measuring, technique or criteria.

one cannot be compare with each other.

if you are comfortable with wt or cst then by all means, not forgetting brands too.
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"American" manufacturers (Losi, AE) use WT as a unit of measurement in the 10-80 WT shock oil range.

for example 30 wt is around 350 cst (centistrokes which is kinematic viscocity)

But when AE and Losi oils go up to the diff oil range (1000 - 15k), it is measured in cst.
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"American" manufacturers (Losi, AE) use WT as a unit of measurement in the 10-80 WT shock oil range.

for example 30 wt is around 350 cst (centistrokes which is kinematic viscocity)

But when AE and Losi oils go up to the diff oil range (1000 - 15k), it is measured in cst.
1st question: Is AE & Losi diff oil the same in viscosity?

So you're saying that AE & Losi diff oils 1000 = 1000cst and so on..
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1st question: Is AE & Losi diff oil the same in viscosity?
Maybe and maybe no

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So you're saying that AE & Losi diff oils 1000 = 1000cst and so on..
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Each have their specifications. It depends where they got their oil from.
As manufacturers in America is different from Europe/Asia.
Some get it barrel stock from manufacturer and repack them and some will reblend them into their own specs.

It will be difficult to say this oil is better than the other. It is just preference/brand loyalty/brand which you are comfortable with.

Basically all oil is similar/nearly the same. But viscosity plays a important part.

We all don't know which is which. XX brand might be 400 but in fact it could be 500. As many do find it is thicker than YY brand and it is better. Not necessarily. As viscosity is different.

So it is important do stick with one brand in the long term and many do have problem with availability and decided to use XX ( front ) and YY ( Rear ) which is not recommended as the viscosity might be different which varies from brand to brand.

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