June 28, 2016 @ 02:37 PM

Sponsored Feature: For the greater good of your engine

New Caltex fuel formula improves fuel economy, protects the engine better and boosts power delivery

When it comes down to it, one of the easiest ways to maintain your vehicle is by using the right fuel for your car. Not only will a properly formulated fuel give you better mileage but will also bring other benefits that maintain the health of your engine. It is what Caltex with Techron have been accomplishing that for years. And now, Caltex introduces an even better fuel.

After hours upon hours of stringent internal laboratory tests and with its fleet running real-world tests, Chevron – which markets the Caltex brand – breaks ground with the new ‘Clean & Glide’ technology. The new formulation is available in all of Caltex with Techron fuels, be it RON 95 or RON 97.

The ‘Clean & Glide’ formula brings all-round improvement to the engine and this isn’t an empty claim. By using the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR), which is an instrument used to test the friction and wear particularly in diesels. However, for the purpose of testing the effectiveness of the ‘Clean & Glide’ formula, the HFRR has been modified to test petrol.

Test conducted internally by Chevron researchers, who tested with petrol from around Asia and South Africa, found that the new ‘Clean & Glide’ technology was able to reduce metal wear by up to 38 per cent and lessen friction by up to 41 per cent – both numbers are accurate when compared to the previous formula and the figure is based on average results of lab tests (modified ASTM D6079) conducted by Chevron across Asia Pacific and Africa; results may vary from country to country. The test proves that Caltex with Techron can instantly reduce friction in the upper cylinder area of the engine.

Further tests, conducted in a separate lab, indicated that having Techron with ‘Clean and Glide’ build-up in the crankcase will help to improve fuel efficiency. Used constantly, the new formulation will start to accumulate in the crankcase, which in turn restores the friction modifiers that are usually depleted during the engine’s normal cycle.

So how will all of this help improve power delivery? Caltex with Techron have always been cleaning your engine. Now, not only will the new formulation keep your engine clean but also reduce friction to keep your engine running as efficiently as possible. And a more efficient engine always delivers better power.

Caltex with Techron with ‘Clean & Glide’ Technology is now available at all Caltex stations nationwide. 

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