Additive Interactions and Depletion Processes in Fuel Efficient Engine Oils 971694
Fuel efficient engine oils containing molybdenum dialkyldithiocarbamate, MoDTC, friction modifiers can lose their ability to reduce friction during service prematurely. Depletion processes involving antioxidant reactions and interactions with other additives play important roles in determining the performance of these formulations. This paper describes results from investigations of the antioxidant reactions of MoDTC alone and in combinations with zinc dialkyldithiophosphates and a phenolic antioxidant. The effect of supplementary ashless antioxidant on retention of friction reducing capability is described.