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…

Lifetime BG Protection Plan®: 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…

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…