SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS IMPROVE VEHICLE EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVE ENERGY

Synthetic lubricants (syn-lubes), in blends or alone, and with suitable additive packages, represent an immediate way to reduce friction in automotive and truck applications. From a technical standpoint, the overall engine friction associated with the motor oil might be reduced by about one-third by using synthetic or partially synthetic lubricants. 1-10% increases, expected from the use of reduced-friction lubricants, are significant when projected over the entire vehicle population of the United States in terms of millions of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel conserved per year. Intensive efforts have been applied by lubricant formulators for some time, producing positive results in the form of first-generation commercial fuel economy oils. Second-generation lubricants are expected to provide both increased fuel economy and improved performance to satisfy the changing requirements of the automotive industry.

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    Business Communications Company Incorporated

    P.O. Box 2070-C
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906

    Business Communications Company Incorporated

    471 Glenbrook Road
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Authors:
    • Crull, A W
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM