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Main Title Evaluation of Fuel Economy Differences on a 1978 Volvo for Two Different Motor Oils.
Author Penninga, Thomas J.; Lawrence, Dave;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-AA-TEB-81-10;
Stock Number PB81-205585
Subjects Automobiles; Lubricating oils; Fuel consumption; Synthetic oils; Viscosity; Performance tests; Statistical data; NTISEPAMAP
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB81-205585 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 29p
Abstract This report presents the results which were gathered to determine the fuel economy difference between a low viscosity multigrade, synthetic motor oil and a straight 30 weight motor oil. The test vehicle was a 1978 Volvo which was modified to give consistent vehicle emissions and fuel economy. The car was tested with each oil at ambient temperatures of 40 degrees F, 75 degrees F and 90 degrees F. The low viscosity synthetic showed no improvement on the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) at 40 degrees F and 90 degrees F and a .74% increase in fuel economy for the 75 degrees F tests. The Highway Fuel Economy Tests (HFET) showed a 2.13% increase at 40 degrees F, 2.48% increase at 75 degrees F, and 2.71% at 90 degrees F for the low viscosity synthetic multigrade oil.
NTIS Title Notes Technical rept..
PUB Date Free Form Nov 80
Category Codes 13F; 11H; 85H; 71K
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 200/05
Document Type NT
Control Number 323798891
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT