Return to the VTRC Home Page
Click here to print the printer friendly version of this page.
 
Page Title: VTRC Report Detail

The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

Title:

Evaluation of Microlon and Technol-G: Final Report
Authors:
Michael M. Sprinkel
Michael M. Sprinkel
Year: 1982
VTRC No.: 82-R32
Abstract: An evaluation was made of the cost-effectiveness of the automotive products Microlon, an engine treatment consisting of Teflon suspended in a solvent, and Technol-G, a gasoline treating additive consisting of a blend of aliphatic and aromatic distillates. Examined in the evaluation were engineering test reports provided by the manufacturers of the products, test results reported by users of the products, and the performance of the products when used in six of the Department's 1/2-ton Dodge pickup trucks. While the results suggest that use of the products can reduce gasoline consumption, more study is needed to conclude that they are cost-effective.