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#1976843 - 08/05/10 02:18 PM Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why?
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1239
Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
T = Conventional, 15W-40
T5 = Semi Synth
T6 = Full (?)

Delo 400 = $12 5 quarts at WalMart, and someone says Leaks less.

Thoughts?

And yes, im asking for Cars. They like the HDEOs. And if no leaks, the deal is sold..

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#1976857 - 08/05/10 02:35 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: HangerHarley]
scurvy Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 2274
Loc: Chicago IL USA
Originally Posted By: HangerHarley
Thoughts?

Another thread on which HDEO... are you sure you're not JCCADILLACMOBILE?
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#1976859 - 08/05/10 02:35 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: scurvy]
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1239
Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
Originally Posted By: scurvy
Originally Posted By: HangerHarley
Thoughts?

Another thread on which HDEO? Are you sure you're not JCCADILLACMOBILE?


Umm, definitely sure.

Research is what im all about.

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#1976863 - 08/05/10 02:38 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: HangerHarley]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13429
Loc: Canada
Chevron Delo is VERY good oil, so if I had easy access to that, it's most likely what I'd use.

However, IF you are in a place where you need cold flow/pump for the winter, I'd go with Rotella T6 5W-40. It's relatively inexpensive for a synth of it's quality.
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#1976939 - 08/05/10 03:37 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: addyguy]
5sfe91 Offline


Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 754
Loc: Corpus Christi,Texas
Whats your climate like? What part of the USA?
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#1976948 - 08/05/10 03:44 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: 5sfe91]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 15093
Loc: Sunny Florida
If you can always get the Chev at Wallyworld then you're good.

Cheap oil with extremely good performance. A rare combo.

For some reason my store has a poorly stocked oil dept. We've yet to even SEE PU here!


Edited by SteveSRT8 (08/05/10 03:45 PM)
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#1976958 - 08/05/10 03:51 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: SteveSRT8]
Cup of Joe Offline


Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 1797
Loc: United We Stand
Delo was $8.50 per gallon when I was at walmart yesterday. It was on a large end cap in the automotive service section.
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#1976979 - 08/05/10 04:16 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: 5sfe91]
HangerHarley Offline


Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 1239
Loc: Duval Co. Jax FL, USA
Originally Posted By: 5sfe91
Whats your climate like? What part of the USA?


This time, it would be colder. I moved up north, and some other BITOGers live in Upstate NY around Ithaca as well (Thats North of Albany and Utica) so the Grade and Synthetic/Conv. would be different than what i was used to, in the more Middle parts of the Country.

So far, so good. Im an avid researcher. DOnt mean to offend anyone. confused

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#1977686 - 08/06/10 09:53 AM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: HangerHarley]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1977242#Post1977242 Look at these uoas. they are with quality oils which is better? Virtually no difference. In their own rights equal basestocks and add packages an oil is an oil is an oil.
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#1992746 - 08/20/10 10:13 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: Steve S]
lancerplayer Offline


Registered: 09/09/07
Posts: 200
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Off topic, but I have a quick question...

Is Delo 400 15w40 safe for wet clutches?
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#2001436 - 08/28/10 10:01 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: lancerplayer]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Yesterday I bought 4 gallon jugs at Walmart 8.50 per gallon I was considering T5 but at $16.00 per gallon !!! I have used the old? Shell syn 5w-40 pre T6 and it was Great.
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#2029353 - 09/27/10 02:30 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: lancerplayer]
mikeg5 Offline


Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 1754
Loc: north carolina
Originally Posted By: lancerplayer
Off topic, but I have a quick question...

Is Delo 400 15w40 safe for wet clutches?


look it up.. see if its jaso ma approved
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#2031138 - 09/29/10 02:14 AM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: mikeg5]
VicL Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 134
Loc: Georgia
Lack of JASO MA approval does not mean that it is not safe for wet clutches. I've used several brands of HDEOs on motorcycles, and almost none of them had the JASO stamp of approval.
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#2031556 - 09/29/10 12:17 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: VicL]
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Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 188
Loc: ca
does diesel oil using in a normal car will damage the catalyst ?

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#2031946 - 09/29/10 05:23 PM Re: Rotella T, T5, T6, or Delo 400, and Why? [Re: HangerHarley]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4079
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Only in an oil burner-& IMHO the CJ-4 formulation has less of the cat-damaging stuff in it (ZDDP/sulphated ash).
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