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…

Two new gear lubes speed drive line service

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 more…

Ultra-Guard® LS Full Synthetic Gear Lubricant - Ultra-Guard® LS Heavy Duty
Under pressure: Low tension piston rings

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 more…

MOA and EPR for low tension piston rings
Lab Q&A: PXT® transmission machine power supply

Question: Why does my BG PXT® just turn off sometimes? Answer: The BG PXT® Performance Exchange™ for Transmissions is designed to work with DC voltage between 11 VDC (volts of direct current) and 14.9 VDC with good power supply connections. If the charge is low or the connection is bad, the BG PXT® will not more…

BG EPR®: The best engine repair product is a maintenance product

I recently received a testimonial from a service technician in Wichita, Kansas. He told me his customer brought in a 2006 Chevy with 3.6L engine, and the oil light was on. It had been 15,000 miles since the last oil change! Her engine was completely sludged, and it actually sounded like a diesel. The technician more…

Lab Q&A: High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) diesel injection systems

Question: Why do High Pressure Common Rail injection systems see more rough running engines, misfire, low power and increased emissions than traditional diesel injection systems? Do black fuel filters cause these problems? Answer: High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) diesel injection systems are designed to produce significantly more power with reduced emissions due to closer tolerances, more…

BG PXT®: An evolution in transmission service

Back in 1997, BG introduced the first fully functional transmission fluid exchange system, the BG PF5. Sixteen years and nine models later, the BG PF5 is a rugged workhorse and has the ability to remove up to 90 percent of used fluid in a short period of time. With the BG PF5 cutting transmission service time more…