--- In [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > And just how am I to measure out ~5 centistokes? What are centistrokes > anyway, a bug disease? Hey no need to be rude, man! You asked the question, here are the answers. Kinematic viscosity is measured in "Stokes". You can not measure it at home without a viscosimetre. There is a comparative way, though. Take a liquid with a known viscosity value (dino heating oil, look the value up in a engineering manual) and let a known volume flow through an upsidedown plastic water bottle with a drinking straw glued in a hole in the screw top. Stop the time with a stopwatch. Do the same with your biodiesel (same volume) and compare the results. Generally a smaller diameter straw will produce more accurate results. If the time of your sample is 1.5 the time of your control sample (dino) this means its viscosity is roughly 1.6ish that of the control sample.
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