Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Evaluation of fuel economy differences on a 1978 Volvo for two difference motor oils /
Author Penninga, Thomas J. ; Lawrence, Dave
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lawrence, Dave.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Test and Evaluation Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Test and Evaluation Branch,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-TEB-AA-81-10; EPA-AA-TEB-81-10
Stock Number PB81-205585
OCLC Number 775779882
Subjects Volvo automobile. ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Measurement. ; Fuel economy.
Additional Subjects Automobiles ; Lubricating oils ; Fuel consumption ; Synthetic oils ; Viscosity ; Performance tests ; Statistical data ; NTISEPAMAP
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA AA-TEB-81-10 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 08/27/2013
NTIS  PB81-205585 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 26 p. ; 28 cm.
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.
Cover title. "EPA-TEB-AA-81-10." "November 1980."