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Durability Testing
In addition to mileage accumulation done under controlled laboratory settings, CAFLOR offers real-world vehicle fleet aging and durability analysis. Testing is available in Michigan, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Canada, and Europe.

Testing can be done for benchmarking whole-vehicle performance or specified parameters, such as brakes spark plugs, oil consumption, oxygen sensors, catalysts and catalyst poisoning, sulfur, H2S odor.

For example, in Michigan CAFLOR tested a 20-vehicle ULEV Emissions Fleet's durability up to 100,000 miles. The testing was done on normal, public roads, 50% city and 50% highway driving, with data acquired at 10 Hertz across the following parameters:

  • Emissions - periodically checked tailpipe, engine out, after catalysts
  • Oxygen Sensor - before and after catalysts.
  • Temperature profile: manifold, mid-bed and after catalysts.
  • Oil Consumption: gravimetric studies at factory-recommended intervals
  • OBD-II data acquisition
  • Flight recorders
CAFLOR has also tested Ford's 4.6L V8 for cold weather durability, emissions, OBD-II studies, oil consumption, and catalyst durability (specifically phosphorus poisoning).

CAFLOR also provides cold chamber testing to its clients.