Lab Q&A: BG MOA® vs. BG RF-7

Question: When to use BG MOA® vs. BG RF-7? Answer: BG MOA,® PN 110, and BG RF-7, PN 107, are both intended to improve conditions of the engine oil. However, BG MOA® is a maintenance product, whereas BG RF-7 is more of a fix-it product. BG MOA® is an advanced ashless, anti-wear oil additive that provides

Clean diesel–what it is

What is all this talk about clean diesel? Is it the fuel? Is it the engine technology? Is it the aftertreatment technology? Is it the push for cleaner emissions? Yes, it’s all of the above. Clean diesel is a collaborative effort set forth by the EPA, carried out by OEMs, state and local governments, environmental

Conventional vs. synthetic oil

Everyone knows, or seems to know, that synthetic oils are better than conventional oils, but do you know why? The fact is synthetic oils have several material advantages over their non-synthetic counterparts. Synthetic oils are structured with very specific properties, which leads to stronger oxidative protection against breakdown and lower evaporation rates under high temperature

BG now renews vehicle interiors

Are you behind the wheel at least 12 hours a week? Most likely, yes. That’s the average for American motorists. Busy lives force drivers to eat meals, conduct business and even groom in their cars. All this activity may lead to messes and unpleasant odors in a car’s interior. And we all know car interior

Lab Q&A: Turbos

Question: Can I perform a Fuel Induction Service on an engine with a turbo? Answer: To perform a BG Fuel Induction Service on a vehicle with a turbo engine, apply the product between the turbo and the throttle body. To do so, you must remove the air intake hose that goes between the turbo and

GF-5 and dexos: You get what you pay for

I ‘ve received several inquiries about the new oil specs GF-5 and GM’s dexos and what it’s going to cost aftermarket suppliers, shops, dealers and, most importantly, consumers. I thought I’d use the BG Blend’r to clarify a few things. GF-5  This one’s pretty self-explanatory; it’s a step up from the current GF-4, which has

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 &

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

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

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