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Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

You could save as much as 1 percent on your fuel economy simply by switching from a 15W-40 engine oil to a 10W-30 engine oil, according to new research from Chevron Oronite.

A research paper, titled “The Lubricant Contribution to Improved Fuel Economy in Heavy Duty Diesel Engines,” will be presented by Chevron Oronite engineers during the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition in Rosemont, Ill., Oct. 6-7.

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