1983-09-12

Reducing Frictional Losses ! Is the Investment in Development Really Worthwhile ? 831285

Reducing direct friction losses between the surfaces of sliding engine parts has - in many cases - only little influence on the effective fuel consumption, especially in engines with a high load-factor. Therefore, the higher expenditures in development and production result in a poor cost/benefit-relation.But in quite a lot of cases friction losses can be reduced by shifting the speed-and load-range of the engine. Together with optimizing oil flow and viscosity behaviour advantages on behalf of the motor cycle-process as well as of engine behaviour and engine life are reached, thus reducing fuel consumption even further together with better engine performance.Some examples are given and discussed in detail.

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