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Its Re:Re:Re:Turning the traction control off (Gen 4)

15 Sep 2020 10:20 - 15 Sep 2020 11:30 #228215 by GeorgeC

GeorgeC wrote:

GeorgeC wrote: Picking up 5 Litres of FUCHS SN 0W-20 on the way to the Service tomorrow. :)

Apologies for borrowing the topic, again. :unsure:
My weekly Resting Voltage Readings have been stable since changing the oil and are above the voltage readings taken when using a 5W-30 oil.
Conclusion, thinner oil is what the motor needs and it responds accordingly! :)

Martin, well spotted, but I'm still being miss-quoted.
Old oil = 5W-30
New Oil = 0W-20

To clarify my conclusion, for the three Saturdays since the oil change, the Battery Resting Voltage is higher with the lower viscosity oil.
Martin explained the science. Thank you, Martin!
Last edit: 15 Sep 2020 11:30 by GeorgeC.

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15 Sep 2020 11:49 #228222 by lightning
Well, the difference between 0w and 5w on a cold start shouldn't make any difference unless you are starting at below around -10c

But, if it works on your car, and the oil grade is approved by Suzuki, then for you, it solves your problems.
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