NEW OIL FORMULATIONS INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY

Researchers have found that low-viscosity engine oils with good fuel economy properties can be made by blending moderate amounts of olefin oligomers with standard mineral oil base stocks. These oils can minimize the problems of wear and high oil consumption associated with low-viscosity all-mineral-type oil. The use of friction reducers in low-viscosity part-synthetic lubricants combines the benefits of both approaches to improved automotive fuel economy and may be practical in commercial use.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 55-58
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM