What’s so special about this car?
According to Ford, “compared to a naturally aspirated engine, the 3.5L EcoBoost™ twin-turbocharged direct injection V6 engine provides higher performance, better fuel economy and fewer CO2 emissions.” This is definitely not the first turbocharged, gasoline direct injection engine. But, it is a progressive effort by Ford to move its big volume technology toward an eco-friendly solution. And what a solution! This car was named AEI’s Best Engineered Vehicle for 2010. By 2013, Ford plans to install EcoBoost™ engines on more than 90 percent of its fleet.
What is a fuel test vehicle?
Over hundreds of thousands of miles, city and highway, “the new test vehicle will allow us to be out in front working to bring solutions to the market for new fuel system technology. It’s exciting for us, and we look forward to the challenging opportunity,” says Dustin Willhite, BG Director of Technology.
Basically, we’re educating ourselves on twin-turbocharged direct injection engines so we can provide the best solutions to the automotive market.
Perform 5,000-mile check-ups
We will collect fuel system data using a scan tool, intake photos using a borescope and perform an oil change with an API SM SAE 5W-20 oil and a fluid analysis at about every 5,000 miles.
Use a consistent fuel source
We will use a high octane spec fuel from a known source as often as possible.
Maintain MPG log
Log gas mileage at each fill up and monitor changes.
Maintain a database
Data will include, but not be limited to, fuel analysis worksheet, scan tool data, injector pulse width, coolant temperature, transmission temperature, O2 sensor response, Mass Air Flow Sensor response, calculated load at idle and turbo efficiency/response.
BG Products, Inc., is dedicated to making vehicles last longer and perform better in the meantime. In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG Products Inc. serves the driving public with innovative products and proven programs of automotive maintenance.
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