by Casey Greseth BG Field Trainer Diesel owners are the perfect service customers. They want to spend money to maintain their vehicles. How crazy is that? In a time when sealed transmissions are a thing, die-hard diesel dudes are adamant about regular maintenance. They rely on their diesels for impressive power and durability. Diesel vehicles
Today’s diesels can produce more power with less fuel than ever before, not to mention the significant decrease in harmful exhaust emissions. At the root of this new wave of drivability improvements is the engineering marvel of high pressure common rail injection (HPCR). HPCR systems produce twice as much injection pressure as mechanical fuel injection.
CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards will save new 2016 car buyers $4,000 in gas over the lifetime of the vehicle, say government analysts. In 2011, the Obama administration and vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) agreed on a CAFE fleet mandate of 54.5 MPG by 2025, OEMs must innovate to achieve the ever-growing number of miles a
Question: Can I leave BG EPR® in my engine until my next oil change? Answer: No. BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration,® PN 109, reduces oil contamination by fuel and minimizes oil evaporation into the air intake, which is a common problem in gasoline direct injection engines. This results in more miles per tank and decreased
If you read this article, you learned about a few new technologies in the automotive arena. One such technology, gasoline direct injection (GDI), has become increasingly popular in recent years. In 2014, GDI vehicles held a 38 percent market share in the light duty passenger car market. The American GDI market will continue to grow
Diesel fuel (even ULSD) is notorious for producing large amounts of particulate matter (soot). Regularly burning this soot-juice in a diesel engine can take a toll, leaving unburned hydrocarbons throughout the intake and emissions system. The diesel particulate filter’s (DPF) primary job is to remove the soot from the exhaust gas, to reduce air pollution.
GDI stands for Gasoline Direct Injection, but that’s not all. To BG, it stands for opportunity. Gasoline direct injection engines are nothing new. The first automotive GDI engine was introduced in Germany in the 50s. The GDI engine boasts more power with increased fuel economy. At the time, fuel and oil were cheap and the
Modern ring and pinion gear sets, whether limited slip or positive traction, require a final lubricant that contains both a GL-5 lubricant and a limited slip additive. These lubricants combined provide optimum drive performance and gear protection. Generally, they are added from separate containers increasing the chance for errors in treat ratios, which leads to
In order to reduce frictional drag energy loss and increase fuel efficiency, gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines use thinner and lighter piston rings, called low tension piston rings. Piston ring spring force in older port fuel injection (PFI) engines used to be as high as 30 psi. New PFI and GDI engines can have more