“BG saved us a lot of money”

As off-road diesel engines advance to meet government emission standards, more and more emphasis must be applied to the engine consumables. We’re talking about fuel, oil and filters. Something we rarely give any thought to on a day-to-day basis could cause countless hours of down time and large amounts of frustration. James River Equipment teamed more…

BG speaks hybrid

The hybrid market is expected to grow another three to five percent in 2011. Although they haven’t become a major player yet, hybrids should not be dismissed. They aren’t going away. The new hybrids may seem unfamiliar, but the fuel/electric-powered machines are still cars that need preventive maintenance, says BG’s Ryan Weems. As Tools & more…

Lab Q&A: BG 44K® and BG 244

Question: Why can’t I use BG 44K® in diesels? Answer: Many have used BG 44K® in diesels but it is specifically formulated for gasoline engines, which don’t reach the same temperatures as diesel engines. Because diesel engines run hotter and at higher compressions, they must withstand stresses far beyond those in gasoline engines. BG 244 more…

BG solves sticky situation in gasoline direct injection engines

In the article “Gasoline Direct Injection” in the Winter Issue of the Blend’r, we uncovered the disadvantages of the gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine: Dramatic efficiency losses due to deposits on the piston surface More deposits on the intake ports and valves (compared to port fuel injection engines) Low-mileage misfire codes Fuel economy loss Disadvantages more…

ZDDP: What does it mean to me?

“Oil is killing our cars!” warns Keith Ansell, President of Foreign Parts Positively. “Be aware that ‘New and Improved,’ or even the ‘standard products’ we have been using for many years, are destroying our cars. It isn’t the same stuff we were getting even a year ago.” Although a bit of a sensationalist, Keith is more…

“No more noise after BG Power Steering Service”

Today one of my customers reminded me that we had not performed a power steering flush in a long time. My records indicated he had a power steering pump whine at 182,000 miles. We performed a flush at that mileage. He now has 300,306 miles on his 1999 Honda Accord on the original power steering more…

Lab Q&A: Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Question: What is DEF? Answer: Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a nontoxic, urea-based chemical reactant necessary for the functionality of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, which reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. Most major engine manufacturers are using SCR systems to meet 2010 emission regulations. Here’s how it works: DEF is injected into the hot more…

BG Products, Inc., offers cleanup solution for GDI Engines

WICHITA, Kan. – June 3, 2010 –BG Products, Inc., announces the new BG Gasoline Direct Injection Cleaner, Part Nos. 271 and 272. BG’s two-part chemical process quickly softens and disperses baked-on deposits, which accumulate on the intake valves of gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. The GDI engine has notable advantages over indirect injection such as more…

BG Gasoline Direct Injection Cleaner
Gasoline Direct Injection

Way back when Gasoline direct injection (GDI) was first used in 1925 on the Hesselman engine. Jonas Hesselman designed the engine to start on gasoline and then switch over to run on diesel or kerosene. But in 1952, Bosch developed the first automotive direct injection system that actually ran on gasoline. Mercedes Benz wasn’t far more…

Lab Q&A: Continuously Variable Transmissions

Question: Why do we need a new CVT Conditioner if BG’s CVT Fluid offers unsurpassed wear protection? Answer: BG Universal Synthetic CVT Fluid, PN 318, is designed for use in only belt-driven CVTs. These CVTs exhibit modest thermal stress and require good surface-to-surface metal protection. CVT units produced by GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Lexus, more…