Engine Lubrication

  • Kevin Hoag
  • Brian Dondlinger
Part of the Powertrain book series (POWERTRAIN)


The functions that come immediately to mind when one thinks of the lubricant and lubrication system are wear reduction and friction reduction. This is of course a correct list but an incomplete one. Several further important lubricant functions are described in the paragraphs that follow. It is important to keep all of these functions in mind in the design and development of an engine’s lubrication system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.MilwaukeeUSA

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