Recent Topics
DETECTIVES: What is my Camry's ACTUAL model code?
by SumpChump
12/18/14 01:23 PM
Pre-built system opinions wanted
by oilboy123
12/18/14 12:42 PM
Build a mini-audio amp with your kids for Xmas
by sleddriver
12/18/14 12:01 PM
Dodge Challenger/Charger owners w/Police wheels
by Blue_Goose
12/18/14 11:47 AM
Drove my Ecopia 422s in snow for the first time
by badtlc
12/18/14 10:59 AM
Chromecast better on phone than on laptop.
by mrsilv04
12/18/14 10:45 AM
World wide oil recommendations Acura 3.7L engine
by MajorCavalry
12/18/14 10:40 AM
M1 0w30 AFE in Volvo 2.4t?
by dlundblad
12/18/14 10:26 AM
A Montana man who set trap convicted of homicide.
by datech
12/18/14 10:00 AM
Cuba topic got nuked without trace huh?
by Vikas
12/18/14 09:33 AM
M1 TDT Absolutely Stopped My 5.3L Cold Clacking.
by Turk
12/18/14 09:29 AM
20% off ACDelco belts, hoses, misc parts at Amazon
by Bottom_Feeder
12/18/14 08:54 AM
Newest Members
hellermedia, TimothyJ, Cuore_Sportivo, mikael325, mag44
52210 Registered Users
Who's Online
95 registered (aa1986, Andrei, 87sammy, anonobomber, 12 invisible), 1408 Guests and 173 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52210 Members
66 Forums
223602 Topics
3545359 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#728841 - 05/17/06 02:56 AM no drama from delo 30
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 24615
Loc: ME
Broke into my stash of Delo 30 from the AZ clearance.

95 saturn sohc, 173k miles, burns a quart of no-matter-what every 700 miles.

Have run diesel 15w40s previously, April-November.

Previous oil (from winter) was M1 5w30 topped off with a quart of superflo 10w40.

Car usually sees either full syn or HDEO. Did see an auto-rx cycle with cheap oil last year.

The point... nothing! Runs the same on everything. Runs the same on Delo 30. No startup noise at around 48'F this morning.

Will report back if fuel economy suffers but seasonal changes in fuel, air density, warmup speed have traditionally eclipsed any effect oil choice has had on this car. 12 mile commute and the car is fully warm in 6 miles.

Top
#728842 - 05/17/06 03:16 AM Re: no drama from delo 30
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
What drama did you expect ??

Top
#728843 - 05/17/06 03:41 AM Re: no drama from delo 30
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 24615
Loc: ME
Was expecting to feel the difference, maybe the starter turning slower or something. Nothing. That's a good thing.

I envision a lot of people hoarding this stuff not quite knowing what to do with it.

Top
#728844 - 05/17/06 05:37 AM Re: no drama from delo 30
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3849
Loc: Massachusetts
I made out on the AZ Delo400 SAE30 sale too. The SAE30 in my Jeep trail rig has been in there since mid-March. Even with the temp in the mid 30's a few times, my oil pressure came right up and the engine didn't make a peep. Chevron makes a kick-butt HDMO.

[Happy]

Top
#728845 - 05/17/06 06:48 PM Re: no drama from delo 30
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 1987
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
quote:
Originally posted by eljefino:


I envision a lot of people hoarding this stuff not quite knowing what to do with it.

58 gallons left here... I mixed 50/50 with 5-20 when cold, have run a 75/25 with 5-30 in spring, and next change, straight up for summer. The 5-20 brew returned an all time high highway mileage ever in my Focus. No starting issues here either, even in a Rochester NY snowstorm, cold and ugly, back in February.

Top
#728846 - 05/17/06 08:12 PM Re: no drama from delo 30
kanling Offline


Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 1088
Loc: Baltimore, MD
I've been running it in my 94 Saturn for about two months. When the mornings were cold, start RPMs were a little labored for a few seconds. No noticable change in gas mileage (or consumption)... but my trips are long so only a small % of my driving is while the oil is warming up.

Top
#728847 - 05/28/06 03:41 AM Re: no drama from delo 30
ToyotaNSaturn Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 11233
Loc: Spring Hill, TN
That's great news! Please keep us posted!


[Cheers!]

Top