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Which of the following statements about an oils viscosity is not true? The ability of oil to resist flow is its viscosity. Viscosity is affected by temperature; hot oil flows faster than cold oiL Oil flow is important to the life of an engine. In the API system of oil viscosity classification, the lighter oils receive a higher number. Heavyweight oils are best suited for use in high- temperature regions. Low-weight oils work best in low temperature operations.

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Chapter 8, Problem 17RQ
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements about an oils viscosity is not true?

  1. The ability of oil to resist flow is its viscosity.

  • Viscosity is affected by temperature; hot oil flows faster than cold oiL Oil flow is important to the life of an engine.
  • In the API system of oil viscosity classification, the lighter oils receive a higher number.
  • Heavyweight oils are best suited for use in high- temperature regions. Low-weight oils work best in low temperature operations.
  • Expert Solution
    To determine

    The given statement which is not true for oil’s viscosity.

    Explanation of Solution

    Given information:

    a. The ability of an oil to resist flow is its viscosity.

    b. Viscosity is affected by temperature; hot oil flows faster than cold oil. Oil flow is important to the life of an engine.

    c. In the API system of oil viscosity classification, the lighter oil receives a higher number.

    d. Heavyweight oils are best suited for use in high-temperature regions. Low-weight oils work best in low-temperature operations.

    Viscosity is defined as the ability to resist the flow of a fluid...

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