STABLE COLLOID ADDITIVES FOR ENGINES OILS--POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN FUEL ECONOMY

A series of stable colloid lubricant additives have been evaluated for their influence on vehicle fuel economy through modification of engine friction. The SAE J-1082 procedure was used to determine fuel consumption in tests conducted in a seven vehicle fleet exercise which showed encouraging improvements in fuel economy, especially in the SAE Urban cycle. In addition, an extended dynamometer test was conducted on the most promising colloid additive system. After 100 hours of test at 55 mph (road-load), fuel consumption was reduced by approximately 2% and engine friction was inferred to have been reduced by more than 10%. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00099950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750677 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM