Reducing internal engine friction is Federal-Mogul’s goal and, with its CarboGlide piston ring coating, the company seems to have mastered the art of making metal slippery. According to Federal-Mogul, CarboGlide delivers a direct improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions by reducing ring friction by up to 20 percent, compared to other commonly used coatings.
CarboGlide is Federal-Mogul’s third DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated-ring technology. The coating was developed in Burscheid, Germany and several vehicle manufacturers will launch engines using CarboGlide-coated piston rings later this year. Federal-Mogul says CarboGlide’s wear resistance will withstand an engine’s full operational life and protects the cylinder walls from scuffing and scoring.
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