What Does the W Stand for in 10w30?


In 10w30, the letter W stands for winter. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) launched a series of viscosity classifications at both 100 and at 0 degrees Celsius. When there is a 'W' in the SAE classification, it means the oil is rated for low temperature use. The SAE 10W30 meets the requirements for 10-weight oil at cold temperatures as well as 30-weight oil at high temperatures.
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The 10 is the "weight" of the oil when it is cold, W. means winter, 30 is the weight of
I think the first number is the viscosity of the oil on a start up in a cold climate and the second is what it will be when the engine reaches operating temp. That standard is 100degrees
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