LUBRICATION EXPERIENCE IN METHANOL-FUELED ENGINES UNDER SHORT-TRIP SERVICE CONDITIONS

In order to assess the field needs of engine oils to be used in methanol-fueled vehicles, six oils were run in a fleet test over a ten-month period under short-trip service conditions. The results from the field test were compared with results with the six oils in the laboratory engine tests which have been used to predict field performance with methanol fuel. A lack of correlation between the field test and the laboratory engine tests suggests that the laboratory tests need revisions to better serve field needs.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 31-November 3, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Chamberlin, W B
    • Brandow, W C
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831701, HS-036 817
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM