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Development of Novel Friction Modifier Technology
Published October 12, 2011 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Requirements to improve vehicle fuel economy continue to increase worldwide. Lubricants can play a key role in improving fuel economy, as evidenced by the rise in the number of engine oil specifications that require fuel economy improvements. A novel friction modifier technology has been developed to further improve vehicle fuel economy. This novel friction modifier technology which contains only N,O,C,H was found to perform extremely well in the European M111E-FE fuel economy test. Subsequently it was also evaluated and found to perform well in motorized friction torque tests conducted in Toyota 2ZZ and Toyota 1NZ engines.