Development of Novel Friction Modifier Technology Part 2: Vehicle Testing 2011-01-2126
Requirements to reduce emissions and improve vehicle fuel economy continue to increase, spurred on by agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol. Lubricants can play a role in improving fuel economy, as evidenced by the rise in the number of engine oil specifications worldwide that require fuel economy improvements. A novel friction modifier technology has been developed to further improve vehicle fuel economy. The development of this novel friction modifier technology which contains only N,O,C,H was previously published along with the initial demonstration of performance in motorized Toyota engines. In order to validate this performance in fired engine tests, oil was evaluated in a Toyota Corolla Fielder with a 1500 cc gasoline engine. Testing was conducted in the Japanese 10-15 and JC08 modes, as well as the European EC mode, and the US FTP mode. In addition, fuel economy durability testing was conducted in a Toyota Corolla with an 1800cc engine by evaluating the US FTP and Japanese 10-15 and JC08 modes after oil aging. Excellent fuel economy performance was observed in all tests.