This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.

Engine Oil Fuel Economy Testing - A Tale of Two Tests

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3952, e-ISSN: 1946-3960
Published March 28, 2017 by SAE International in United States
Engine Oil Fuel Economy Testing - A Tale of Two Tests
Citation: Michlberger, A., Morgan, P., Delbridge, E., Gieselman, M. et al., "Engine Oil Fuel Economy Testing - A Tale of Two Tests," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 10(2):478-486, 2017,
Language: English


  1. Styer, J. and Guinther, G., "Fuel Economy Beyond ILSAC GF-5: Correlation of Modern Engine Oil Tests to Real World Performance," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 5(3):1025-1033, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-1618.
  2. Irwin, R. and Fernandez, F., "Energy-Conserving Engine Oils - Techniques and Technology," SAE Technical Paper 830164, 1983, doi:10.4271/830164.
  3. Hartfield-Wünsch, S., Tung, S., and Rivard, C., "Development of a Bench Wear Test for the Evaluation of Engine Cylinder Components and the Correlation with Engine Test Results," SAE Technical Paper 932693, 1993, doi:10.4271/932693.
  4. MacCoull, N., Ryder, E., and Schlop, A., "An Oil Corrosion Tester (A Simplified Apparatus for Testing Corrodibility of Bearings and Corrosiveness of Lubricants)," SAE Technical Paper 420110, 1942, doi:10.4271/420110.
  5. Consortium to Develop a New Sequence VID Fuel Efficiency Test for Engine Oils, Final Report, October 15, 2008, available online from the ASTM Test Monitoring Center at,
  6. Mortier, R.M., Fox, M.F., Orszulik, S.T. (2010) “Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants” 2010 New York, New York : Springer doi: 10.1023/b105569
  7. Blanks, M. and Forster, N., "Technical Approach to Increasing Fuel Economy Test Precision with Light Duty Vehicles on a Chassis Dynamometer," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0907, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-0907.
  8. Morgan, P., Michlberger, A. et al. “Advanced Test Methods Aid in Formulating Engine Oils for Fuel Economy,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-2269, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-2269.
  9. 40 CFR 600.208-12 Calculation of FTP-based and HFET-based fuel economy, CO2 emissions, and carbon-related exhaust emissions for a model type, 76 FR39552, July 6, 2011,
  10. EPA, “Fast Facts U.S. Transportation Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990-2014”, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA-420-F-16-020, June 2016

Cited By