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Old 03-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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What do you all think of chevron delo 400? Anybody running it? Walmart has it for $10 a gallon.
 
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:56 PM
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I run it! It seems to quiet my engine. Winter time I get the romps though.
 
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What do you all think of chevron delo 400? Anybody running it? Walmart has it for $10 a gallon.
One of the great 15-40W oils out there and $10 per gallon is a buy! When I used my truck a lot I always used Delo 400. Now that I hardly drive it, I just change oil once a year and go with 5-40W synthetic. We use to run the Delo 400 in a bunch of heavy trucks and I still use Delo 100 40W in my Detroit 8V92TA. If you live in a warmer winter area of the country that Delo 400 will serve you well.

EDIT: I just saw you are in Michigan...I advise using a 5-40 W diesel synthetic like Rotella-T or Delo 400 synthetic.
 
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I have rotella 10w30 in now but am looking for a good deal on summer oil.
 
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I have rotella 10w30 in now but am looking for a good deal on summer oil.
That Delo 400 will serve you well in the summer...stock up at that price. I pay $13/gallon for the 40W Delo 100 .
 
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What do you all think of chevron delo 400? Anybody running it? Walmart has it for $10 a gallon.
My best Blackstone OA's have been when I have used Delo 400. Strong additive package that remained strong to the end of use, and my wear metals were always well below average. If it weren't for those annoying romps, I'd be running it year round.
 
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My 01 7.3 has never seen anything else. Still runs good at 195 K. I use it in most other things I own also. I hope our Wall Mart has it for that price
 
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here here...run'n the syn delo now for another 2500 miles, then in goes the delo 15/40
 
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I always run Delo 400 when I'm not using synthetic.
 
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I have run dino Delo since I bought this truck, and have run it in some gassers as far back as 1964. Never have had a lubrication-related failure with it.

I still get very good Blackstone reports, and I run it out to 15,000 miles using bypass filtration.

Maybe that's not for you (YMMV admonition), but Delo and Baldwin filters have served me well for about fifty years.

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I have run dino Delo since I bought this truck, and have run it in some gassers as far back as 1964. Never have had a lubrication-related failure with it.

I still get very good Blackstone reports, and I run it out to 15,000 miles using bypass filtration.

Maybe that's not for you (YMMV admonition), but Delo and Baldwin filters have served me well for about fifty years.

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Great to hear this from you Pop. I have the oil by-pass filter but never thought of extending the mileage on my oil change with dino oil. With synthetics I will go to 10k and 12k on an oil change. I've always wanted to use dino in the summer and syn in the winter - I'm gonna give this a go.

Thanks Pop for sharing,
 
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Pretty sure its also the factory fill oil for the old I5 Merc diesels. Just did an oil change on an 1985 300DT and found that if you order oil for it from the dealer, thats what you get. (I purchased from Wal-Mart, of course. )
 
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Pretty sure its also the factory fill oil for the old I5 Merc diesels.
Mercedes also used it in in their gassers up into the mid 90's.
 
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Originally Posted by 23larry24 View Post
I have rotella 10w30 in now but am looking for a good deal on summer oil.
Is that the T5 semi-synthetic? Do a search and you will find some exceptional oil analysis reports, especially from the 6.0L guys. I just made the switch to the T5 stuff, I figure if it can stand up to the beating from a 6.0L year round, it should be more than enough for my 7.3L!
 
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Ya, its the t-5 semi-synthetic. You run it year round?
 

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