WOLF’S INNOVATIVE NEW LUBRICANT FOR SUSTAINABLE GAS VEHICLES
Over the last few years, the pioneering gas-fueled vehicle market has experienced steady growth in Europe. Now, in 2021, Dual Fuel, LPG and CNG vehicles make up 3.2% of passenger cars and 1.5% of light duty vehicles. With region-wide investment in gas infrastructure, a shifting automotive industry and the implementation of emissions legislation, the environmental advantages of gas-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly attractive to motorists and fleet managers.
By far the most common type of gas-powered vehicle is those with a Dual Fuel engine – utilising a combination of either petrol and LPG or petrol and CNG. Dual Fuel vehicles comprise an astonishing 98% of the alternative fuel vehicle market, with much of the popularity due to the ability to retrofit a gas system to an existing model.
These interesting vehicles come with some complications for technicians and workshops. What is the appropriate choice of engine oil? What specific needs do Dual Fuel vehicles have?
Well, the use of LPG and CNG leads to higher combustion temperatures. This has the potential to damage valves and cause a buildup of acidic compounds within the engine – something all technicians should be aware of. So, what can be done to address the unique challenges of gas-powered vehicles?