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#1114149 - 03/25/08 06:13 PM Dello 400
GONIFF Offline


Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 7
Loc: PHOENIX AZ
Been useing Dello 400 15-40 in my 2005 Chevy Duramax,is there sometingg better for the same price or less ? been getting it at Costco in the 6 one gallon jugs for $58.00.

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#1114158 - 03/25/08 06:20 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: GONIFF]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
I would say Dello is the best of the most common over the counter oils Rotella, Delvac 1300 etc .Though with the new formulation all should be close to equal .
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#1114159 - 03/25/08 06:21 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Steve S]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
Is the Dello next to the Jello?

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#1114163 - 03/25/08 06:23 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Steve S]
D-Roc Offline


Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 1526
Loc: quelque part
I think the previous (CI4+) was probably the best for the price...CJ4's overall performance is yet to be determined, but it appears positive.

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#1114172 - 03/25/08 06:26 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: D-Roc]
cosynthetics Offline


Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 446
Loc: Mid Ohio
I think I'd pick Rotella over Delo.
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#1114178 - 03/25/08 06:33 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: cosynthetics]
Louie's gone fishing Offline


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Loc: California
Dello is good stuff. Does anyone have a cheaper price than Costco.

Last year that same case was about $36.00, yiikes.
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#1114227 - 03/25/08 07:05 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Louie's gone fishing]
cosynthetics Offline


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Loc: Mid Ohio
I've seen Rotella for under 9 a gallon.
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#1114243 - 03/25/08 07:22 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: cosynthetics]
GONIFF Offline


Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 7
Loc: PHOENIX AZ
yes the doller is in the toilet,look at the price of Diesel now over last year . anyone ever do a head to head test of Dello vrs Rottela ?

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#1114697 - 03/26/08 11:26 AM Re: Dello 400 [Re: GONIFF]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
 Originally Posted By: GONIFF
yes the doller is in the toilet,look at the price of Diesel now over last year . anyone ever do a head to head test of Dello vrs Rottela ?


Yup - that's good humor there!

Back on track: I don't see any real performance differences in the big-3 (Rotella, Delo, Delvac). Each oil behaves slightly differently, but all do very well. And keep in mind that most people here don't apply good analytical controls to their UOA's; they hop from brand to brand, praising or cursing brand "X" with little, if any, good reason.

If price is your overall concern, just buy one of the three you find on sale at OCI time. If UOA's are your main concern, pick one and stick with it.


Edited by dnewton3 (03/26/08 11:28 AM)
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#1115237 - 03/27/08 12:06 AM Re: Dello 400 [Re: dnewton3]
Rock_Hudstone Offline


Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 1129
Loc: New Jersey
 Originally Posted By: dnewton3!
keep in mind that most people here don't apply good analytical controls to their UOA's; they hop from brand to brand, praising or cursing brand "X" with little, if any, good reason.

Well said. \:\!

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#1115336 - 03/27/08 06:56 AM Re: Dello 400 [Re: dnewton3]
D-Roc Offline


Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 1526
Loc: quelque part
 Originally Posted By: dnewton3
[quote=GONIFF]yes the doller is in the toilet,look at the price of Diesel now over last year . anyone ever do a head to head test of Dello vrs Rottela ?


"Yup - that's good humor there!

Back on track: I don't see any real performance differences in the big-3 (Rotella, Delo, Delvac). Each oil behaves slightly differently, but all do very well. And keep in mind that most people here don't apply good analytical controls to their UOA's; they hop from brand to brand, praising or cursing brand "X" with little, if any, good reason.

If price is your overall concern, just buy one of the three you find on sale at OCI time. If UOA's are your main concern, pick one and stick with it. [/quote"

I agree with you to some extent, but you are generalizing a bit there for sure. I certainly wouldn't say "most" people on the board act in this manner, on other diesel/performance/automotive related forums maybe. But not this one. Might be an idea to keep your opinion of "what you think others are doing/have done" without any proof toned down.


Edited by D-Roc (03/27/08 06:58 AM)

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#1115362 - 03/27/08 07:45 AM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Louie's gone fishing]
REDDOG Offline


Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 949
Loc: Hermon, ME
I just bought a 6 gallon case of Delo 400 at Sam's Club for about $54.00. Cheapest I've seen.
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#1115460 - 03/27/08 09:21 AM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Louie's gone fishing]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 14091
Loc: apple valley, ca
 Originally Posted By: Louie's gone fishing
Dello is good stuff. Does anyone have a cheaper price than Costco.

Costco here is usually higher than Wallmart.
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#1115609 - 03/27/08 12:37 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Chris142]
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Just arrived home from AZ a while ago. Picking up a few extra qts of M1 5W-40 TDT. Noticed all the Gals were marked $11.59--->Delo & Rotella & Mobil. OUCH! WM was still $9.95 a Gal on ea.

Diesel Prices!! Now our Oil!! Time for a second job.
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#1115640 - 03/27/08 01:16 PM Re: Dello 400 [Re: Johnny]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
 Originally Posted By: Johnny
Is the Dello next to the Jello?
At super Walmart it is.
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