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#1633073 - 10/15/09 06:37 PM Delo 400 LE 15W/40
lewdwig Offline


Registered: 10/23/07
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Quote:
Blackstone Labs report

VOA Chevron Delo 400 LE 15W/40
Sample date – 04 Sep 2009

aluminum - 0
chromium - 0
iron - 0
copper - 0
lead - 0
tin - 0
moly - 69
nickel - 0
manganese - 0
silver - 0
titanium - 0
potassium - 3
boron - 371
silicon - 5
sodium - 1
calcium - 1121
magnesium - 320
phosphorus - 893
zinc - 1077
barium - 0

SUS Viscosity @ 210'F – 80.7
cSt Viscosity @ 100'C – 15.70
Flashpoint in 'F - 425
Fuel % -
Antifreeze % -
Water % - 0.0
Insolubles % - 0.0
TBN 9.0
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#1633099 - 10/15/09 07:12 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: lewdwig]
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Thanks for getting it done!

I was hoping the engine cleaning Calcium was higher.

What do you use it in?
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#1633168 - 10/15/09 08:12 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: Turk]
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It has a bit of magnesium to offset the lower calcium. I was expecting to see more moly in the Delo.

Solid TBN too! Higher than several touted "car" synthetics.

Thanks for sharing!!


Edited by heavyhitter (10/15/09 08:14 PM)
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#1633657 - 10/16/09 09:56 AM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: heavyhitter]
BigJohn Offline


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I wonder if this is a bottle of the older blend???? Both Moly and Calcium look very, very low for the latest Delo.
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#1633693 - 10/16/09 10:20 AM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: BigJohn]
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Seems like a weak additive package unless there is a magic ingredient.
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#1633720 - 10/16/09 10:45 AM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: Steve S]
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Magnesium offsets the lower calcium, boron offsets the lower moly. Looks like a very well rounded CJ4 additive package to me. Zinc and Phos look little low, but I think that's Blackstone.
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#1633792 - 10/16/09 11:53 AM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: Ben99GT]
jmac Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
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Loc: N. Texas
I would rather have the higher boron and lower moly as well, and with ashless detergents I'm sure this Delo is as robust as ever.

As an interesting aside take a look at the wealth of info in the following patent app. from Exxon-Mobil
http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=2006132964&IA=US2006021445&DISPLAY=DESC

Think Ill post that one in the interesting articles section too.

Also, This text has even more information.

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#1633924 - 10/16/09 01:14 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: jmac]
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I think moly is a killer additive, though apparently expensive. I was just pointing out that the drop in moly just wasn't a drop in moly. Some people seem to really zero in on moly around here, there's more than one way to skin the cat.
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#1634158 - 10/16/09 03:55 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: Turk]
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I was using this in the Ford 460 in my (old) motorhome.
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#1635777 - 10/17/09 11:48 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: Ben99GT]
KW Offline


Registered: 09/04/03
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Loc: Central Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Ben99GT
Magnesium offsets the lower calcium, boron offsets the lower moly. Looks like a very well rounded CJ4 additive package to me. Zinc and Phos look little low, but I think that's Blackstone.



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#1664000 - 11/08/09 11:09 PM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: KW]
UG_Passat Offline


Registered: 05/27/08
Posts: 1060
Loc: NJ
I wonder what the heck is their "ISO Syn" technology?????

I have a bottle of that to be used on my boat (with an old Volvo-Penta diesel engine)

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#1664415 - 11/09/09 11:01 AM Re: Delo 400 LE 15W/40 [Re: UG_Passat]
Ben99GT Offline


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Originally Posted By: UG_Passat
I wonder what the heck is their "ISO Syn" technology?????


It means the base oils are hydroprocessed.
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