SEMA has announced that it will be holding a Performance Engines and Lubrication seminar in its Vehicle Technology Center (VTC) in the upper South Hall on Thursday, November 3, from 10 am – 12 pm.
Advanced engine and transmission technologies such as cam phasing, variable valve timing, port deactivation, direct injection, turbo boosting, dry dual clutches and wide-ratio six-speed- plus gearing combined with reduced mass, decreased parasitic losses and integrated engine and transmission control software have improved the internal-combustion engine in vehicles to efficiencies that would have been unbelievable just five years ago.
Federal and state EPA requirements have forced changes in motor oil formulas, and these changes have significantly affected the performance aftermarket. Flat-Tappet camshaft failures have increased due to the change in motor oil formulations. Upcoming changes may create additional issues and challenges to the performance aftermarket.
This session will focus on evolving performance engine designs, technologies, as well as help members understand and deal with the changes in motor oil formulations and develop strategies to properly respond to these changes.
The VTC will showcase SEMA’s vehicle technology programs, partners and benefits. The VTC, its four tech-zones and seven vehicle technology briefing sessions are designed to be relevant to today’s enthusiasts as well as appeal to tomorrow’s next-generation of performance and technology enthusiasts by bringing greater focus and urgency to current and emerging aftermarket opportunities.
The VTC will provide members with in-depth information and hands-on understanding from over 45 leading industry experts on advanced vehicle technologies and systems to help them understand the impact on their business today as well as prepare them with the knowledge and information on how to leverage tomorrow’s technologies and business opportunities.
For more information about SEMA, visit www.sema.org.