THE PERFORMANCE OF FUEL-SAVING ENGINE OILS

Several test techniques are described for screening fuel-saving engine oils and components. Closely controlled chassis rolls and over-the-road vehicle tests are utilized to demonstrate the actual lubricant-related fuel economy benefits. Within the range of variables included in this study, reducing engine oil viscosity is the most effective way to improve fuel economy. Fuel savings realized from friction-reducing additives are relatively modest and many of the more effective materials are shown to have poor performance in standard sequence tests, particularly regarding engine wear.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Lohuis, J R
    • Murphy, J A
    • Rogers, T W
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800436
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM