Passenger Cars

Analysis of Field-Tested Gasoline Particulate Filters

Analysis of Field-Tested Gasoline Particulate Filters

August 06, 2020

Following a comprehensive field trial in Shanghai, we conducted detailed analysis on the GPFs upon trial completion, furthering our understanding of GPF ash collection with respect to engine oil ash content and engine oil ash composition.

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard_urban traffic shanghai night

Preparing for China 6, the World’s Strictest Emissions Standard

August 03, 2020

The global automotive market is about to face one of the toughest challenges in its history: the arrival and implementation of China 6, a new national standard aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from the country’s passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval_black car on road

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval

July 23, 2020

Not all engine lubricants are the same. Here we discuss why selecting an approved lubricant can protect one of the most valuable assets many of us often take for granted.

Field Testing of GPF-compatible Engine Lubricants_pickup truck on road

Testing GPF-compatible Engine Lubricants

July 15, 2020

In order to assess the effects of engine oils on gasoline particulate filters (GPFs) in modern turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) powered cars, we partnered with Corning Environmental Technologies, a leading GPF producer, to conduct a major field trial in Shanghai. 

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Minimizing Low-Speed Pre-Ignition

July 08, 2020

Turbocharged gasoline direction injection (TGDI) engines support the delivery of fuel economy targets in today’s passenger vehicles. However low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) can occur, potentially causing significant engine damage. Advanced lubricants can lessen the chances of LSPI occurring while continuing to deliver increased fuel economy.

Lubricants for e-Mobility: What You Need to Know

June 29, 2020

Hybrid electric vehicle technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s vitally important that the fluid and lubricant additive technology keep up. Whether it’s in full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicles, new hardware configurations have heightened demands for critical fluids and lubricants—and some of them are entirely new.