Feasibility of a Single Common Powertrain Lubricant-Transmission Bench Testing
Interim rept. Jan 2008-Jan 2009
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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The goal of the Army Single Common Powertrain Lubricant SCPL program is to develop an all-season arctic to desert, fuel efficient, multifunctional powertrain fluid with extended drain capabilities. SCPL must be able to properly function in various mechanical applications including engine crankcase lubrication, powershift transmission operation, and some hydraulic system operation. Several diesel engine crankcase oils were evaluated in powershift fluid bench tests to determine the feasibility of using engine oil in this application. While none of the engine oils passed all the bench tests, overall technical feasibility was demonstrated as evidenced by passing or near passing results with the slate of engine oils tested.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids