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BG Products, Inc., introduces new iOS app for service advisors

BG Products, Inc., introduces BG Advisor, it’s first native iOS app. Developed specifically for automotive service advisors, BG Advisor is a quick guide to BG’s products, equipment, services and programs.

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 9.56.53 AMBenefits of BG Advisor:

  • – Detailed descriptions of all BG products and equipment sorted by vehicle system
  • – Short BG service videos for customers watch on the service drive
  • – BG Program details to help service advisors emphasize the value of BG services

Its simplistic functionality and clean design make BG Advisor an eye-pleasing sales tool for the service advisor who wants to present maintenance solutions to a customer right on the service drive.

With BG Advisor in the palm of his hand, every service advisor can be his customers’ trusted advisor. The BG Advisor app is available for free from the United States and Canada (English) Apple App Stores.

BG Products, Inc., is a market leader for top quality automotive products through creative innovation and an unprecedented standard of excellence. In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with proven programs of automotive maintenance.

For additional information, contact your local distributor.

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INTRODUCING A SAFETY NET FOR 10,000 MILE/16,000 KM OIL CHANGES

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Press Release from BG Products Corporate Office in WICHITA, Kan.–January 1, 2016–BG Products, Inc., introduces BG Engine Assurance™ to cover consumers who choose to go longer between oil changes. BG Engine Assurance™ backs the new BG Extended Life MOA® PN 115, designed to protect engines and engine oils for 10,000 miles (16,000 km) and more!

Over the years, oil change intervals have been lengthening. The 3,000-mile (5,000 km) oil change is a thing of the past. The market is pushing for longer drain intervals, putting 10,000 miles (16,000 km) –some as high as 15,000 miles (24,000 km) –of road wear between shop visits.

“Extended oil changes can put a lot of undue stress on engines and engine oils. We want consumers to sleep better at night knowing their engine is protected, should failure occur over time and miles,” says Marketing Director Mike Moen.

As part of BG Engine Assurance™ if an eligible component in the engine and/or fuel system fails, BG will reimburse the consumer for the cost of replacement or repair. Vehicles under Plan 1 can qualify for as much as $6,000. Vehicles under Plan 2 can qualify up to $3,000. Vehicles under Plan 3 can qualify for at least $1,000 in engine and fuel system coverage.

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BG Engine Assurance™ plans:

Plan 1: First service performed before 50,000 miles/80,000 km
Plan 2: First service performed before 80,000 miles/130,000 km
Plan 3: First service performed before 100,000 miles/160,000 km

Qualifying services:

  • Engine Oil Service with BG Extended Life MOA, PN 115, oil fortifier
  • Engine Oil Plus Service with BG Extended Life MOA oil fortifier and BG EPR Engine Performance Restoration, PN 109, engine cleaner
  • Performance Oil Change Service with BG Extended Life MOA, PN 115, oil fortifier and BG EPR Engine Performance Restoration PN 109, engine cleaner and BG 44K Fuel System Cleaner, PN 208
  • Performance Oil Change Service with BG Oil including BG Extended Life MOA,PN 115, oil fortifier and BG EPR Engine Performance Restoration, PN 109, engine cleaner and BG 44K fuel system cleaner, PN 208, and BG SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Engine Oil, PN 737, or BG SAE 0W-20 Full Synthetic Engine Oil, PN 729

To maintain coverage, consumers must simply return to the BG shop for another premium BG Oil Service within the specified mileage interval.

Visit the BG Engine Assurance™ page to learn more about this program.

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BG products are proven to make vehicles last longer and perform better. In a recent national survey, dealerships said they use BG Products as their supplier of fluid maintenance service products and equipment by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier, including OEMs.
In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with innovative automotive maintenance products backed by the Lifetime BG Protection Plan.

For additional information, contact your local distributor.

Under pressure: Low tension piston rings

In order to reduce frictional drag energy loss and increase fuel efficiency, gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines use thinner and lighter piston rings, called low tension piston rings.

Piston ring spring force in older port fuel injection (PFI) engines used to be as high as 30 psi. New PFI and GDI engines can have more than a 60 percent reduction in sealing pressure on the cylinder walls.

At the same time, new PFI and GDI engine compression ratios have increased from 9:1 to as high as 14:1. These higher compression ratios dramatically increase cylinder compression and the overall pressure for fuel ignition, sometimes as high as 2000 psi.

This huge increase in pressure creates more force on the low tension rings. Piston rings are supposed to prevent fuel and combustion gases from “blowing down” between the piston and cylinder wall and oil from moving up into the cylinder. But, low tension piston rings have a greater tendency to allow blow-by. Crankcase contamination compromises lubrication and promotes oil degradation.

Degraded engine oil is more susceptible to oxidation, which can cause engine oil thickening. When the engine oil thickens due to the oxidation, it provides even more resistance against the low tension piston rings. As oxidation progresses, sludge formation can occur.

So, not only do you have sludgy, contaminated oil lubricating the rings; but also, because the low tension piston rings have such low spring force, they are less capable of pushing back against deposits that may form around them. Eventually deposits will impede the rings outward expansion to seal the cylinder wall, which will allow even more fuel and combustion gases to enter the crankcase. Or, vice versa, stuck rings can promote oil consumption and intake deposit formation due to engine oil moving up into the cylinder and into the intake.

So, while new PFI and GDI engines are known for efficiency, the constant struggle between low tension piston rings and high operating pressures will eventually erode fuel efficiency and diminish horsepower.

BG EPR® and BG MOA® can handle the pressure

BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration, PN 109, is essential to keep low-tension piston rings free of deposits, which will keep them from sticking in place. Immobilized rings cause loss of power, diminished fuel economy and premature aging of engine oil. By keeping the rings clean, the compression is maximized.

And if the fuel does blow down into the crankcase, BG MOA®, PN 110, will fortify the oil to help it withstand fuel contamination and maintain its essential lubrication qualities longer under the high pressures in today’s PFI and GDI engines. Use BG EPR® and BG MOA® at every oil change to help prevent problems caused by low tension piston rings under extreme pressure.

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How much oil has your engine lost?

by David Tenpenny BG Technical Service

My first job in the automotive industry was as a full service gas station attendant. Looking back now, I think, “What a great job that was!” All of those cool cars, the proud owners who loved to talk about them and, most importantly, the care I gave each one as they drove in for gas, “Full service!” It was my job to check the engine oil level and add a quart when necessary. Today full service gas stations are the “stuff of legends,” but that early lesson has always been with me.

Advances in oil technology, filtration, PCV and engine management systems have somehow convinced everyone that frequent oil level inspection and services are unnecessary.

Well I’m here to inform everyone that just because we stopped checking doesn’t mean that oil consumption problems have been eliminated! In fact, it is one of the leading problems related to drivability concerns in automotive service centers today.

GM says consumption of up to one quart every 1,000 miles/1,600 km is acceptable. Porsche says one quart every 750 miles/1,200 km is ok and VW and Audi recently declared that oil consumption of up to one quart every 650 miles/1,000 km is normal on their cars! Are they all mad?!

I agree that some oil loss is inevitable and even acceptable, but never at these levels, and never on low mileage vehicles.

What causes oil consumption?

  1. Surprisingly enough, today’s recommended extended oil change intervals top the list for causing oil consumption. While it’s no longer a short 3,000 miles, oil still has a life term. Extending service far beyond its ability to protect rapidly allows for sludge, varnish and carbon deposits to form. These three detriments decrease the integrity of the engine and cause component wear. Then, wear allows oil to be “consumed” in the combustion process! Bye-bye oil! Early telltale signs of oil consumption used to be a blue smoke haze exiting the tailpipe. But today, catalytic system removes the evidence that was once apparent years ago.
  2. Another major cause of oil consumption is lower oil viscosity blends. Today’s low viscosity oils naturally lead to greater oil volume loss than the oils our dads used. The current API category standards today allow up to 15 percent oil volume loss. Lower viscosity oils allow emissions to enter into the PCV system causing sticky deposits to form in the intake and on the valve stems and obstruct the incoming air.
  3. One new engine design innovation used today is Low Tension Piston Rings – lower elasticity in the piston rings. Reduction in piston drag allows for easier engine rotation, but is also prone to allow a large volume of cylinder compression to escape. This contributes to higher than normal crankcase pressure carrying oil droplets (again via the PCV) to the intake and on toward the combustion chamber to burn.

The process of combustion carbonizes oil deposits on piston tops and combustion chamber surfaces. The hard deposits can lead to misfire, poor fuel economy and a noticeable drop in performance.

A consequence of oil burning is that it will pass through the exhaust and deposit onto the catalytic converter. This also affects the ECM’s ability to control drivability and operational function.

Oil_LossToday, there aren’t many strapping young full service gas station attendants to check the level of your oil on a regular basis. But that doesn’t mean your oil doesn’t need checking and that oil consumption doesn’t happen. Once excessive oil consumption has been determined, little can be done to effectively reverse the problem. The only way to reduce oil consumption is through routine maintenance with the BG Performance Oil Change. This service includes three of the most important BG products you could ever put in a vehicle: BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration, PN 109, BG MOA,® PN 110, and BG 44K,® PN 208.

110_208_109BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration, softens and dissolves hard-to-remove deposits from piston rings. Compression will begin to increase in as little as 10 minutes! Properly sealed combustion chambers improve compression, reducing oil dilution through blow-by and restoring lost fuel economy and power.

BG MOA,® engine oil supplement prevents engine oil thickening under even the most severe driving conditions. It fortifies all qualities of engine oil to help withstand fuel contamination, maintain essential lubrication qualities longer and resist oil loss under extreme temperatures.
BG 44K,® fuel system cleaner effectively cleans carbon-covered piston tops, fuel injectors and other crucial combustion areas. BG 44K® quickly restores engine performance and improves drivability.

Used together, these three phenomenal products have been proven to keep engines clean and prevent potential complications like “inevitable oil loss.”

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Lab Q&A: Should I leave BG EPR® in the engine?

Question: Can I leave BG EPR® in my engine until my next oil change?

Answer: No. BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration,® PN 109, reduces oil contamination by fuel and minimizes oil evaporation into the air intake, which is a common problem in gasoline direct injection engines. This results in more miles per tank and decreased tailpipe emissions! BG EPR® is liquid gold when it comes to engine maintenance.

If BG EPR® is liquid gold, then what’s the harm in keeping it in the engine all the time? Ever-present in the engine, BG EPR® could ideally affect optimum performance all the time and hinder all deposit buildup.

Unfortunately, that is not true.

109BG EPR® is designed to remove deposits from components and suspend them in the oil to be removed during the oil change. If BG EPR® is left in the engine for more than the recommended service time, eventually it will evaporate out and re-deposit the heavier oil fractions within the engine. This is especially true if the oil is allowed to cool and the heavier debris separates out.

It’s like when you wash greasy dishes in hot water, removing the oily fats. When the water begins to cool down, the detergents therein get heavy with gunk and the sludgy grease settles to the bottom of the sink in one slimy mess.

Similarly, sludge resulting from BG EPR® evaporating can clog the filter and lay on components, causing problems that BG EPR® was initially used to avoid. In other words, leaving BG EPR® in your engine defeats the original purpose of the product and could leave your engine with a slimy mess.

For maximum deposit removal, let it run with BG EPR® for about 10 minutes. For best results, please use BG EPR,® and all BG maintenance products, as directed.

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The Dieselization Of America!

If you read this article, you learned about a few new technologies in the automotive arena. One such technology, gasoline direct injection (GDI), has become increasingly popular in recent years. In 2014, GDI vehicles held a 38 percent market share in the light duty passenger car market. The American GDI market will continue to grow as OEMs (and consumers) push for higher engine compression, leaner burn combustion and better fuel efficiency.

However, gasoline fueled engines aren’t the only mode of internal combustion that can achieve ever-demanding power and fuel efficiency goals. In fact, there is an engine capable of reaching EPA standards that has been around for over 100 years. In the U.S., this engine suffers from a bad rap. It’s the “noisy, smelly, smoke-belching monstrosity” of a diesel engine.

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But today’s diesels are a far cry from the diesels of 40 years ago. Reputation is the biggest mound diesel manufacturers must climb. Volkswagen leads OEMs in this movement, quashing common diesel myths calling them “Old Wives’ Tales” in its new TV spots for the 2015 VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel.

As of 2013, diesel vehicles accounted for just 1.5 percent of new vehicle sales in the U.S. light duty passenger car market. But as the need for better fuel economy rises, diesel vehicles will become more prevalent with each new model year. Automotive research firm, ALG, believes diesel vehicles will make up five percent of new vehicle sales by 2016.

What does it mean for BG?

For the past few years, BG has focused on the impact of GDI engine design. With such a substantial market share, that should come as no surprise. And it was a good thing too, with all the drivability issues generated in GDI engines. Now, with diesel vehicles rapidly gaining market share on a global scale, it’s crucial that BG sales reps start to expand their focus, says Technology Director Dustin Willhite.

“BG reps in the U.S. focus primarily on gasoline vehicles because that’s the popular engine,” Dustin said. “But as CAFE standards tighten, light duty diesel prevalence will increase and our people must be ready to meet that need.”

It’s not that easy.

The diesel market is intimidating and unknown to most reps; but most reps don’t understand how similar GDI and diesel engines really are.

  1. Direct Injection­—Diesel engines have always used direct fuel injection, injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber at the top of the compression stroke initiating and controlling combustion.
  2. Intake—Both diesel and gasoline direct injection engines have serious issues with carbon buildup in the intake and on the backs of intake valves.
  3. Just like the new technologies in gasoline engines, the best solution is preventive maintenance with the BG Diesel Performance Oil Change Service.

Sometimes it’s easier just to avoid the different, complex, incredibly fuel efficient engine. But OEMs aren’t avoiding diesels. Consumers aren’t avoiding diesels. BG is most certainly not avoiding diesels. Our Technology Department is innovating maintenance solutions for the diesel market every day! The BG Diesel Performance Oil Change Service is the most powerful maintenance solution for diesel engines and includes BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration,® PN 10932, BG DOC® Diesel Oil Conditioner, PN 11232, and BG 244® Diesel Fuel System Cleaner, PN 24432. Now is the time to dig in because the future’s coming and diesel is in it.

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New BG diesel emissions equipment wins MOTOR Top 20 Tool award!

The new BG 12Q VIA was chosen to be in MOTOR Magazine’s Top 20 Tools for 2015.
Year_TOP20_2011Each year, the editors of MOTOR Magazine choose 20 tools with “breakthrough originality.” This year, MOTOR recognized the advanced technology in the BG 12QVIA that cleans and restores the entire diesel system from fuel to emissions, including the commonly problematic Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

As part of the BG DPF and Emissions System Restoration Service, the BG 12Q VIA, PN 9300, is the first piece of equipment to trigger and control DPF regeneration, or self-cleaning. This unique service also cleans and removes accumulated residues in the fuel and air intake system. The result is restored fuel efficiency and performance, and reduced emissions.

Due to the large amount of soot in diesel fuel, diesel engines can quickly accumulate hydrocarbon in the air intake and emissions systems. Emissions reduction devices like the DPF collect particulate matter (soot) and are designed to self-clean. Then when the DPF becomes too clogged, the onboard computer triggers regeneration, causing the exhaust gas to heat up to burn away the soot.

The BG DPF & Emissions System Restoration Service uses groundbreaking technology to restore the DPF, while simultaneously performing an effective intake system cleaning. Installed through the BG 12Q VIA, BG DPF & Emissions System Restoration, PN 258, effectively disperses hydrocarbons from the intake all the way through to the emissions system to be burned off and sent out the tailpipe.

Learn more about the BG 12Q VIA.

About BG Products, Inc.
BG products are proven to make vehicles last longer and perform better. In a recent national survey, dealerships said they use BG Products as their supplier of fluid maintenance service products and equipment by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier, including OEMs.

For additional information, contact your local distributor.

 

 

 

 

 

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INTRODUCING A NEW GENERATION DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM CLEANER

245 Press Release BG Products Corporate Office WICHITA, Kan.–January 1, 2016–BG Products, Inc., introduces BG 245 Premium Diesel Fuel System Cleaner, with new generation detergents designed to clean even tougher deposits, like those inside high pressure common rail injectors.

Current diesel fuel system cleaners remove deposits from the injector tip but fail to reach inside the injector itself. BG 245 removes and dissolves deposits from the entire diesel injection system, including inside fuel injectors and combustion chambers.

Diesel fuel is notorious for its instability. Without adequate fuel stability to control deposit formation, diesel engines are extremely sensitive to fuel degradation. Fuel breakdown byproducts impede injection and increase deposit buildup, leading to heavy exhaust emissions and power loss.

In newer high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel delivery systems, high temperatures and pressures can cause diesel fuel to break down into carbon deposits more quickly. Internal injector deposits are common in HPCR. The result is poor performance and potential engine damage.

BG 245:

  •  Cleans inside HPCR injectors
  • Removes hard deposits
  • Adds fuel lubricity
  • Improves cold start
  • Lowers emissions
  • Smoothes idle

Visit our Diesel Fuel catalog page to learn about all of our diesel fuel products.

BG products are proven to make vehicles last longer and perform better. In a recent national survey, dealerships said they use BG Products for automotive maintenance services by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier, including OEMs.

In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with innovative automotive maintenance products backed by the Lifetime BG Protection Plan.

For additional information, contact your local distributor.

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NEW BG LOW VISCOSITY ATF OFFERS BETTER MPG AND PERFORMANCE

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Press Release From BG Corporate Offices in WICHITA, Kan.–January 1, 2016– BG introduces new BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF, PN 315. Low viscosity transmission fluid offers better performance and fuel efficiency gains over more viscous counterparts.

Manufacturers are responding to the call for better fuel efficiency. Nearly 40 percent of new passenger cars in the U.S. require low viscosity automatic transmission fluid. That number will be nearly 75 percent by 2022.

BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF offers dependable protection for most passenger and commercial automatic transmission applications where low viscosity fluids are recommended. With its unique additive chemistry, BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF provides outstanding component protection and enhanced service reliability.

BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF:

  • Improves fuel efficiency
  • Improves transmission performance
  • Improves shifting

BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF meets or exceeds the performance criteria of many low viscosity transmission fluids including Toyota WS, Nissan Matic S, Honda DW-1, Hyundai SP-IV, SP-IV RR, ZF LifeGuard Fluid 6 and LifeGuard Fluid 8, Mercedes Benz and JASO 1-A-LV.

Ask your service advisor about the benefits of a BG Transmission Service with BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF at your next visit.

Visit our Transmission catalog page to learn about all of our transmission products. If you’d like to carry BG Low Viscosity Full Synthetic ATF in your service department, contact your local BG Distributor.

appAbout BG Products, Inc.
BG products are proven to make vehicles last longer and perform better. In a recent national survey, dealerships said they use BG Products as their supplier of fluid maintenance service products and equipment by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier,including OEMs.
In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with innovative automotive maintenance products backed by the Lifetime BG Protection Plan.

For additional information, contact your local distributor.

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BG Products introduces new valuable app for the driving public

October 28, 2015– BG Products, Inc., introduces the BG Products iOS App designed to make finding BG shops even more convenient.

The app’s geolocation function identifies the nearest BG shops and uses GPS to provide Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 3.20.52 PMdriving directions. To help choose which BG shop to visit, the app offers shop contact information, hours of operation and available BG services with descriptions.

Consumers can use the Fuel Calculator to determine their vehicle’s potential need for a BG Fuel/Air Induction Service. The calculator uses vehicle information such as year, make, model, average MPG (KPL) when new and current MPG (KPL), along with the cost of gas per gallon.

Functions of BG Products app:

  • Find a BG shop nearby or search another city/zip code
  • Get directions to a shop
  • Find quick information about each shop: phone number, website, and hours of operation
  • Explore services offered by each shop
  • Learn more about each BG service
  • Calculate the cost savings of a BG Fuel/Air induction Service

The BG Products app is available for free from the United States, Canada (English), and Canada (French) Apple App Stores.

AppleStoreBG Products, Inc., is a market leader for top quality automotive products through creative innovation and an unprecedented standard of excellence. In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with proven programs of automotive maintenance.

For additional information, contact your local BG Distributor.

 

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