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I am in need of information on automotive oil:1. How much does one quart of 5W-30 synthetic motor oil weigh in grams and what is the source of your answer?
2. Why do auto manufacturers weigh the oil when conducting oil consumption tests? Why don't they use volume measures?
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Audi Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hi, My name is Jay

I have not ever in my 35 years of experience ever heard of manufacturers using oil weight when measuring oil consumptions. Where did you hear this?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Audi did so when measuring oil consumption on my car
Audi Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

I am not aware of Audi process for oil consumption and will opt out for an Audi expert to get you the answer you need. Please do not respond or answer locks to me and wait until another expert contacts you.

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Audi Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 2 months ago
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it weighs 800grams, +/- a few grams. https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/volume-to-weight

weight is used because volume changes with temperature.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The website did not list 5w-30 what weight did you use and why. Also synthetic was not specified...does it weigh the saqme as non-synthetic?
Audi Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 2 months ago

0w30 weights 798, and 10w40, 5w40 weights 802. that is what I used. yes the weight is the same. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
One last question... before the oil consumption test the technician filled in: "Oil quantity according to ElsaWeb" and then listed the car's oil capacity and what the quantity equaled in grams. What is ElsaWeb?...is it Audi's database?... and does it give a fixed conversion factor from quarts to grams for the oil before starting the test?
Audi Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 2 months ago

it is audi's database of repair instructions and technical info. It gives info in volume and weight. I do not know the exact conversion factors it uses. As the question has been answered, please kindly click on a positive rating.

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Audi Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 2 months ago

did you have additional questions?

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