Viscosity Philosophy

There’s a common misconception that crankcase oil and gear oil share the same numerical nomenclature (i.e. 20W-50 and 75W-90). What’s worse, standard OEM manuals further the confusion by specifying grades of crankcase oils for gear oil applications. The information gap is an industry-wide problem. However, knowing how to use a viscosity classification chart, can keep

Say goodbye to diesel woes

When most people think of diesels, they’re reminded of smoke belching semis, smelly city buses or noisy, poorly engineered passenger vehicles. These perceptions represent actual disadvantages of yesterday’s diesel engine. In 2002, International Trucks created the 6.0 Ford Powerstroke engine with hydraulic injectors. It built a reputation as one of the most powerful performers in

BG helps Volkswagen/Audi solve a sticky problem

The European carmaker Volkswagen/Audi was facing a sludge problem resulting in $4.4 million in warranty repairs. Some models of the Volkswagen Passat and the Audi A4 are equipped with turbo-charged engines, which are especially prone to sludge-forming deposits. The only known solution was to take the engine apart to clean out the sludge that had

Biofuel. Is it the answer?

Blending fuel from chicken fat, corn and tree limbs instead of non-renewable petroleum sounds great. Where do I sign up? “While chicken soup may be good for your soul, the science for chicken fat in your fuel tank is shaky,” says Mike Belluomo, BG’s Product Technical Service Manager. Baby Steps Mike warns that the non-petroleum


Once again, warmer days in the forecast have shifted our focus toward Climate Control. A year ago, we discovered the real market for unsurpassed performance lies in the newly developed, unmarketed, glycol-derived oil. Then, we introduced BG Universal Frigi-Quiet,® Part No. 701, the new di-capped Polyalkylene Glycol (PAG) oil due to its technological superiority. POE

BG MOA®, the engine’s best friend

Clichés survive because they are true, such as the one that says a picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the accompanying photos of the inside of a 250,000-mile engine taken out of a delivery van owned by BG distributor Tom Hickey of Tonda Enterprises, Midlothian, Virginia. Tom’s 1997 Dodge 250 delivery van was

Extended intervals call for upgraded ATC Plus

BG Products, Inc. has upgraded its popular BG ATC Plus Automatic Transmission Conditioner, Part No. 310, to match the extended drain intervals now recommended by most OEMs. “It was a great product before, we are just making it better to make a perfect fit with improved OEM automatic transmission fluids,” says Mike Belluomo, BG’s Product

The new diesel is here and BG is ready

As of June 1, 2006, Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) is no longer the diesel fuel of the future. In years past, diesel fuel contained as much as 5,000 parts per million of sulfur. In the 1990s diesel fuel contained levels of 500ppm. Diesel fuel sulfur now has been dropped to the very low level

Sorry, there isn’t any magic mileage pill

If you haven’t, you should watch the clip on® from WRGB-TV in Albany, New York. It shows how BG 44K® and the BG Fuel Induction System Service are “something that works” and can save as much as $6 a tank with $3 gasoline. The station’s investigative news team has been debunking outrageous fuel claims made with

This just in (Top 20 Tools of 2006)

Motor magazine has chosen BG Products, Inc. for the fourth year in a row as a recipient of its highest award, the Motor magazine Top 20 Tools of the Year. This 2006 award was given in recognition of the BG Performance Oil Changer, Part No. 9800. To help subscribers learn more about the BG 9800,