Heavy Duty Diesels just got more efficient

By Clinton J. Meyer Technical Service Representative Engine protection and fuel economy. Heavy duty diesel engine oil offers both! In December 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) took important steps toward those two goals. API FA-4 and CK-4 are now licensed as the new standards in heavy duty diesel engine oil. New oils will help more…

Which fuel system cleaner is right for my car?

With all the BG fuel system cleaners available, it’s easy to get confused with what time to use which one. All BG gas tank products boost performance, restore fuel economy and decrease harmful emissions. So how do you choose which one is right for your car? Let’s take our top gas tank cleaners and compare more…

It’s all about the fluids!

You can’t expect what you don’t inspect! Fluid maintenance has proven itself as the key to long vehicle life. In the same way, your doctor won’t discuss any malady without first checking your blood pressure and taking fluid samples, neither does an automotive professional. If you know the condition and history of a vehicle’s fluid more…

Is it soot or ash? And why you should care.

If you walk into any diesel maintenance facility today the hot topic revolves around diesel soot. Whether it’s in the intake or exhaust, combustion chamber or turbocharger, soot is wreaking havoc on vehicles and industrial equipment. Fleets are seeing increased maintenance costs and extended equipment downtime. Combine that with technician overtime, road calls and tow more…

What’s so cool about a new refrigerant?

R-12. R-134a. R-1234yf. To the average person, refrigerant designations don’t really mean much. It’s the answer to the question, “What type of refrigerant does your owner’s manual require?” However, to environmental legislative giants MAC Directive (EU), CAFE (US) and others in Japan and South Korea, these refrigerant designations represent a significant difference in global warming more…

Climate Control
Lab Q&A: BG Fuel Injection & Combustion Chamber Cleaner, PN 201

Question: Why can’t I just pour BG Fuel Injection & Combustion Chamber Cleaner, PN 201, in the gas tank? Answer: BG Fuel Injection and Combustion Chamber Cleaner is formulated to be introduced, at full strength, into the engine via the fuel line. There are two main reasons why it cannot to be added to the more…

GDI Solved!

For those interested in a short overview of gasoline direct injection engines, you can find its history documented nicely in Wikipedia about as fast as you can type: “GDI engine.” Wikipedia’s bullet points for GDI include the fact that the technology has been around since the turn of the century but was not perfected until more…

BG Engine Assurance®: The true low cost of ownership

by Casey Greseth BG Field Trainer I’ve heard a lot about “low cost of ownership” lately. Honestly, it sounds like a great deal! In fact, I would like everything I purchase to have low cost of ownership: my car, my house, my dog. But if I don’t invest any money into maintaining my car, my more…

Low viscosity ATF and extended drain intervals

The goal of CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards is to increase the average fuel efficiency of all the vehicles on the road to 54.5 MPG by 2025. Every few years until then, manufacturers have a benchmark average MPG to reach. For 2016, the CAFE benchmark is 35.5 MPG. In order to meet these goals, more…

Enjoy more miles with BG Extended Life MOA®

Low cost of ownership is a hot selling point among vehicle manufacturers (OEM). OEMs tout “low maintenance costs” or “maintenance free” vehicles because all of the other attributes that comprise low cost of ownership (depreciation, fuel costs, insurance, state fees and financing) are difficult to control and manipulate. Whichever promises the cheapest vehicle maintenance wins! To more…