New Methodology to Improve the Engine Oil Level Indication in Commercial Trucks Assembly at End of Production Line

Paper #:
  • 2011-36-0164

Published:
  • 2011-10-04
Citation:
Oliveira, S. and Gomes, C., "New Methodology to Improve the Engine Oil Level Indication in Commercial Trucks Assembly at End of Production Line," SAE Technical Paper 2011-36-0164, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-36-0164.
Pages:
8
Abstract:
This article is a new methodology to create a strong and reliable procedure to measure oil level at dealers. Most of time, commercial trucks run full loaded. Engine oil level indication systems are designed to measure oil level at that condition. However commercial trucks are assembled and sold empty and without bodies for trucks. In result of this condition, vehicles with a false indication of low engine oil level are detected at dealers' pre-delivery inspection, resulting in oil addition. This oil addition causes unnecessary costs, since vehicles are produced with maximum oil level. The methodology presented in this study analyzes and treats all variables involved in engine oil level measurements from engine production line until dealers' pre-delivery inspection
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