Grease is stickier than I thought

From the moment my father first taught me how to grease our farm equipment back home, and through all the years of working as a technician, grease was just that thick stuff you found in a tube or tub. When your grease gun was empty, you just found a new tube and plopped it in! more…

Expand your knowledge on compression

Compression ratio is the volume of space in the combustion chamber from largest to smallest capacity. In internal and external combustion engines, compression is defined as the piston’s movement to squeeze the fuel/air mixture in the cylinder. Peak compression is a must Most technicians know that peak compression in an engine is necessary to allow more…

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 more…

Lab Q&A: DFC

All three products were discontinued in August to stream-line and optimize the complex BG diesel fuel products line. Before, the primary product used for de-icing was BG Winter Blend DFC, Part No. 238. And the primary products for low temperature pourability were BG DFC Plus Low Temperature Pour, Part No. 251, and BG Diesel Fuel more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 & more…