1978-02-01

Improved Fuel Economy Via Engine Oils 780599

A fuel-efficient passenger car engine oil has been developed that showed an average of 4.6% improvement in fuel economy compared with several premium, SAE 10W-40 oils (API Engine Service Classification SE) in a road fleet test. In the combined Environmental Protection Agency city/highway testing, this oil gave 5.5% better fuel economy on average than an SE premium 10W-40 oil. The excellent overall performance of this lubricant was confirmed by ASTM Engine Sequence tests and evaluation in severe taxicab operations.
The new 10W-40 oil, which incorporates friction-reducing properties, is formulated with petroleum base stocks and known additives, many of which are conventionally used. It is expected that advances in friction-related technology developed in this work may lead to oils with even higher levels of fuel economy improvement in the future.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
X