Lab Q&A: NOACK

Question: What is the NOACK Volatility Test and why is it important for engine oils? Answer: The NOACK Volatility Test (ASTM D5800) determines evaporation tendencies of a lubricant (engine oil) in high temperature service. The more an engine oil vaporizes (or evaporates), the heavier the oil becomes. Heavier, more viscous oil circulates poorly, which affects fuel more…

New, compact service equipment!

It’s no secret that many shops have limited space to store valuable service equipment. Smaller equipment is a necessity among independent shops where floor space is a scarcity. Does your shop say no to maintenance services because you just don’t have the space to store the equipment? Some shops do! These shops could be losing more…

Diesel customers are forever with BG Forever Diesel®

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 more…

BG 245: Maintenance for a modern marvel

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. more…

New technologies need BG

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 more…

Lab Q&A: Should I leave BG EPR® in the engine?

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 more…

The Dieselization of America!

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 more…

What’s the matter with particulate matter?

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. more…

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GDI stands for opportunity

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 more…

How much oil has your engine lost?

by David Tenpenny BG Technical Service My first job in the automotive industry was as a full service gas station attendant. Looking back now, I think, “What a great job that was!” All of those cool cars, the proud owners who loved to talk about them and, most importantly, the care I gave each one more…