The Effect of Transmission Lubricants on Fuel Economy

  • E. L. Padmore


Very little work has been carried out on the effect of transmission lubricants on fuel economy. In fact most of the work reported has been done quite recently by the Lubrizol Corporation in the US. This means that the investigations into lubricant-related fuel savings have involved large American-built vehicles and not the generally smaller European models.


Fuel Economy Automatic Transmission Track Test American Petroleum Institute Hypoid Gear 
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