Fuel and lubricants

FAQ: Power Steering Fluid Color

Why does my power steering fluid smell like burnt marshmallows? A leak in your power steering hose may cause power steering fluid to drip from your vehicle. The fluid is usually clear or amber in color and smells like burnt marshmallows. The power steering fluids can smell similar to engine oils if they are older.

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Growth in biodiesel production by region untill 2011

Biofuels 2016 overview and general outlook report by IFPEN

With falling fossil fuel prices, 2015 was marked by a general decline in the appeal of alternative fuels. But although growth in worldwide volume of biofuels production and consumption is slowing, blending requirements continue to increase and investment, though declining, is still taking place. To ensure the long-term sustainability of biofuel processes, a variety of

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GTR LM Nismo engine cooling system

Video of the week: Lubrication of the GTR LM NISMO engine

MOTUL have helped NISMO win on track with Oils and Lubricants developed for NISMO road and race cars since 2003. NISMO University tells you how the oil in the engine can have a big impact when taking on the toughest race in the world- the Le Mans 24 hrs.

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New Opel Corsa LPG

Opel’s CNG and LPG technology

Opel is continuously extending its range of model available with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). The latest addition to the LPG fleet is the new Opel Corsa. Currently, twelve LPG models are available. In addition, Opel offers three CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) models. Last year more than 26,000 customers decided to buy an Opel LPG or

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Audi e-diesel pilot plant in Dresden

Synthetic diesel generated through a power-to-liquid process

Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. Audi and its project partners Climeworks and sunfire opened the plant today. With this collaboration, Audi and its partners are demonstrating that industrialization of e‑fuels is

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Worlwide powertrain technology map

World map of automotive powertrains

Bosch has released a map of the spread and diversity of powertrain technologies around the world. Every fifth new vehicle in Japan is a hybrid, spark-ignition engines predominate in China and diesel holds sway in Europe and India. Gasoline engines Worldwide, gasoline engines are the most popular powertrain. China leads the field: there, nearly 100 percent

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Land rover atpc

Improved engine technology and control for the new Range Rover

Land Rover has announced a series of updates for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, further enhancing the luxury and premium sporting SUVs.  The revisions include Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control system, a world-first technology which complements and further improves the Range Rover’s off-road capability. Significant gains in both performance and efficiency are

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V8 Biturbo engine by AMG

The Mercedes-Benz AMG V8 biturbo engine

The V8 engines have long been a core competence at AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz. Christian Enderle, Head of Engine and Powertrain Development at Mercedes-AMG: “With the new AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, we present a fascinating and powerful sports car engine, which also achieves the next step in efficiency due to numerous measures”.

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Bearings wear protection with conductive lubricant by Bosch

Conductive lubricants for reduced bearing wear

In the future, electrically conductive lubricants will protect electric motors from the surface damage that can result from electrical discharging in the bearings. With these findings, which are the result of a joint research project, a group of German basic and industrial engineers have taken an important step toward achieving the sustainable electromobility of the

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Researchers working on liquid crystal lubricant

A lubricant made of liquid crystal

Lubricants are used in motors, axles, ventilators and many other systems. Although lubricants are widely used, there have been almost no fundamental innovations for this product in the last twenty years. Together with a consortium, the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg has developed an entirely new class of substance that could

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Millers oils 20w50NT oil

Increased usage of nanotechnology in engine oils

Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils will introduce a new, High Performance Classic 20w50NT oil at Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, February 21-23. The fully synthetic, low friction engine oil has been developed especially for high-performance classic vehicles providing better wear protection and increased efficiency over traditional oils. “Many classic car owners don’t realize that

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Audi e-fuel injection in glass engine

Audi e-fuels demonstrate benefits through tests results

[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” alt=”e-fuel injection in glass engine” title=”Precision injection – just a few milliliters of fuel at a time are injected into the pressure chamber.” height=”200″ width=”150″]https://www.car-engineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/e-fuel-injection-in-glass-engine.jpg[/image_frame]The development of Audi e-fuels has reached a new milestone. The synthetic fuels have now completed a test cycle in Ingolstadt in the pressure chamber and the glass

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oil filter module MANN-HUMMEL

New MANN-FILTER design for improved oil filter changes

In March, filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL launched a new oil filter on the market. The MANN-FILTER “HU 1291 z” for commercial vehicles facilitates disassembly in the workshop and saves installation space due to its enhanced filter medium. The company has been granted patents in several countries for the filter element, which features a bayonet connection and

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ivan nesterov tyumen

A new solid fuel invented by Tyumen university scientists

Professor of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University and corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ivan Nesterov have created a new type of fuel, according to the website of the university.[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” alt=”Ivan Nesterov” title=”Ivan Nesterov” height=”250″ width=”200″]https://www.car-engineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ivan-nesterov.jpg[/image_frame] As a result of laboratory tests, Tyumen scientists have found that a solid fuel

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