Molykote® Lubricants for Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Lubricats Vehicle Powertrain Systems
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter

Lubricants for Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Smart science drives propulsion efficiency innovation

Design for Increasing Propulsion Efficiency

Meet your critical lubrication requirements for advanced powertrain design with Molykote® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Consumer Solutions. With our in-depth expertise, a heritage of innovation, problem-solving collaboration and reliable global supply and technical support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application matched to help you achieve:

  • Energy efficiency with reduced friction losses and increased wear control
  • Comfort and design with enhanced smoothness and reduced noise and vibration
  • Safety with added component reliability, less wear and more corrosion resistance
  • Sustainability with increased process efficiency and durable component service life

Industrial Lubricats Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Design for increasing propulsion efficiency with a choice of Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions:

  • Greases with special additives to resist water washout, evaporation or oxidation
  • Silicone compounds for light-load lubricating and sealing in extreme temperatures
  • Anti-seize pastes with high levels of lubricating solids for heavy loads and slow speeds
  • Anti-friction coatings for clean, dry-film lubrication to control friction, wear and noise
  • Solids and powders for plastics lubrication and specialized friction-control additives
  • Oils and dispersions with performance additives in synthetic or mineral blends

Innovate With Smart Science

Proven, effective Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions can help you meet vehicle powertrain systems design goals for propulsion efficiency innovation:

Industrial Lubricats Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Reduce engine and driveline friction, wear and NVH

  • Piston skirts and rings
  • Camshafts, tappets
  • Dual-mass flywheels (DMFW)
  • Transmission actuators
  • Constant-velocity joints (CVJs)
  • Ball joints, universal joints

Provide lifetime lubrication for difficult-to-access components

  • Alternator and fan clutch bearings
  • Starter motor gears, over-running clutches
  • Actuators Insulate and protect against moisture
  • Glow plug controllers
  • Ignition switches, spark plug boots

Reduce squeaks, rattles, unwanted noise and vibrations

  • HVAC switches, vents
  • Small motors and gears
  • Compressors

Ensure proper assembly, non-destructive disassembly

  • Assembly fasteners, bolts, screws
  • Metal intake/exhaust gaskets

Lubricats Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Smart Lubrication Selection Guide: Powertrain Applications

Application Design Need
Alternator, Fan Clutch BearingsProvide lifetime lubrication with reduced friction, wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® FS-841 GreaseLow-consistency fluorosilicone grease for solvent-resistant, high-speed lubrication

 

Application Design Need
Electric Motor BearingsReduced friction, noise and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® BG-20 Synthetic Bearing GreaseSynthetic grease with extreme-pressure and anti-wear additives for metal-metal lubrication

 

Application Design Need
Dual-Mass Flywheels (DMFW)Reduced friction with vibration damping
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-3000 GreaseSynthetic grease with high shear resistance and good temperature stability reduces vibration and noise

 

Application Design Need
Pistons and RingsReduced friction for improved energy efficiency
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-10-GBL Anti-Friction CoatingHigh-viscosity, heat-cured coating for engine components
Molykote® D-7409 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured MoS2 -based AFC for superior wear resistance
Molykote® D-88-GBL Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured coating for aluminum pistons and cylinder liners

 

Application Design Need
Camshafts, Tappets, Engine ComponentsReduced friction, wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-7409 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured MoS2 -based AFC for superior wear resistance

 

Application Design Need
Intake/Exhaust GasketsReduced noise and gasket disassembly damage
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-7620 Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured MoS2 -based AFC designed for roll-coating flat metal components
Molykote® D-321 R Anti-Friction CoatingAir-drying bonded lubricant with excellent heat-aging resistance under heavy loads

 

Application Design Need
Starter Motor Gears, Spline Shaft, ClutchReduced friction, wear and noise
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-1021 GreaseSynthetic-oil-based grease for extremely low startup and running frictional resistance
Molykote® 3400A Anti-Friction CoatingHeat-cured dry-film lubricant with excellent adhesion, corrosion protection and low friction
Molykote® 33L Extreme Low Temperature GreaseSilicone-based grease with excellent low-temperature resistance

 

Application Design Need
EGR ValveImproved fuel, oil and solvent resistance
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® HP-870 GreaseSolvent-resistant, fluorinated grease with good high-temperature stability and aging
Molykote® D-321 R Anti-Friction CoatingAir-drying bonded lubricant with excellent heat-aging resistance under heavy loads

 

Application Design Need
Spark Plug Boots, Ignition SwitchesImproved water resistance
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-5008 Dielectric GreaseSilicone grease designed for rubber and ceramic pairings

 

Application Design Need
Glow Plug ControllersImproved water and corrosion resistance
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Dow Corning® 4 Electrical Insulating CompoundGreaselike silicone with good dielectric strength, water repellency, oxidation resistance

 

Application Design Need
Electronic Transmission ActuatorReduced friction and corrosion
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® BR-2 Plus High Performance GreaseMineral-oil-based grease with solid lubricants and extreme-pressure additives

 

Application Design Need
CV Joints, Universal JointsReduced friction and wear
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® G-4700 Extreme Pressure Synthetic GreaseNLGI GC-LB-certified extreme-pressure grease for heavy loads and vibrations
Application Design Need
Engine Bolts, FastenersImproved assembly with proper tightening torque
Potential Solution(S)Product Highlights
Molykote® D-321 R Anti-Friction CoatingAir-drying bonded lubricant with excellent heat-aging resistance under heavy loads
Molykote® G-n Metal Assembly PasteMineral-oil-based paste with solid lubricants for very low coefficient of friction

Sustainable Design Solutions

Enhance your design sustainability with Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions from Dow Consumer Solutions. To meet key powertrain design needs, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom-formulated for specified performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements. Raw materials include base oils such as silicone, mineral or polyalphaolefin (PAO); solid lubricants such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2 ) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); thickeners such as lithium; and various performance additives to inhibit rust, resist wear or withstand extreme pressure.

  • Molykote® brand anti-friction coatings (AFCs) provide bonded lubrication for pistons and rings to help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
  • Molykote® brand lubricants help reduce friction, wear and corrosion on dual-mass flywheels, constant-velocity joints and starter motor gears and over-running clutches.

Smart Lubrication Solutions For Other Vehicle Systems

In addition to the Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions for powertrain systems design featured in this selection guide, Dow Consumer Solutions also offers proven, effective lubricants for these vehicle systems:

Industrial Lubricats Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Share this post

Share on linkedin
Share on twitter

Subscribe to our News & Updates