Testing of the latest Nexcel active engine oil management system across three different engine types demonstrated the system’s potential to reduce CO₂ emissions by 2g/km. The reduction is delivered by ensuring a precise oil-engine match, helping the oil to warm up more quickly and boosting the oil’s active components in between oil changes.
The active engine oil management system is an easy to change unit containing engine oil, a filter and an electronic control unit. The plug-and-play oil cell has been designed for flexible installation anywhere in a vehicle’s engine bay via a docking station.
Throughout testing, emissions improvements were recorded across several popular engine types, including conventional 2.0-liter gasoline, downsized 2.0-liter gasoline with GDi, and 2.0-liter diesel.
Nexcel is a self-contained, sealed cell that includes the correct grade of oil and specification of filter. Designed for flexible installation, it is managed by a dedicated electronic control unit that communicates with the vehicle via the standard databus.
An electric pump controls the flow of oil between the engine sump and the remote cell. Changing a Nexcel oil cell takes around 90 seconds and can be accomplished from the top of the engine bay without any mess or special equipment.