The factors affecting fuel economy in gear/oil systems are reviewed and possible means for improving efficiency identified. A number of bench and full scale vehicle and component tests for measuring possible fuel savings are described and the results discussed. Both positive and negative factors in the use of low viscosity gear oils are discussed and compared to the effects of friction modification. Positive benefits by the use of oil soluble friction modifiers are shown.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting June. 11-15, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Papay, A G
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00307883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790745
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM