Single-Cylinder Test Techniques for Engine Oils—Part One: CRC L-38 Test Work

    Published: Jan 1963

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    In 1949, the Coordinating Lubricant and Equipment Research Committee of the Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) reviewed the need for an oil test engine that could be used as a research tool for the evaluation of engine lubricants. As part of this review, a symposium was held in St. Louis, Mo., to provide descriptions of the single-cylinder research test engines existing at that time. Five engines were suggested for consideration by this committee. Since no single engine contained all of the desired features for a research-type laboratory tool, however, the CRC Coordinating Lubricant and Equipment Research Committee organized the CLR Oil Test Engine Group to develop such an engine.

    Author Information:

    Hall, C. A.
    Ethyl Corp., Detroit, Mich

    Martin, E. A.
    Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc., Paulsboro, N. J.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP43711S

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