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#587253 - 01/02/05 07:22 AM Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
Oil: Delvac 1300S 15W-40 "CI-4 Plus" Bulk
Filter: Fram - Full Interval with No change [Eek!]
Oil Change Interval: 2 mo / 26,100 mi / 800 hr / 3800 gal fuel / 31% Idle Time
Conditions: 15°F - 75°F
Engine: CAT 3406E 14.6L 475BHP
Oil Capacity: 40 Qt + 16 Qt Make-Up (It uses 1 Qt every 4000 mi + 1 Qt Every 25 hr of idle)
Total miles on Engine: 530,400 mi

Test performed through Fleetguard (Polaris Labs)

Iron 23
Aluminum 1
Copper 3
Tin 1
Silicon 3
Sodium 1
Moly 50
Antimony 1
Boron 30
Magnesium 503
Calcium 2797
Phosphorus 1377
Zinc 1506

Note: All others 0

Fuel 0.5%
Soot 0.1%
H20 <0.1%

Visc 14.1 @ 100°C

[Smile]

Note: Additional TBN, Oxy, Nitr Test Requested

Gene

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#587254 - 01/02/05 07:58 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29201
Loc: NJ
Everything looks very good for 26k miles of use. Viscosity, and wear metals are great. Lot of makeup oil though!

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#587255 - 01/02/05 08:14 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
Yes, I adjust for the make-up oil. CAT recommends changes every 2800 gal of fuel use with zero add oil. The high oil consumption at idle seems to be common with CAT 3406E. I do fast idle it at 1000 rpm which helps some.

Gene

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#587256 - 01/02/05 10:09 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Arup Offline


Registered: 07/19/04
Posts: 53
Loc: India
Always suspected that Delvac Super was truly a great value in group-II oils along with Delo 400, this just confirms my theory, truly great numbers, very low iron count and the fact is that the filter was not changed for the entire duration.

Really impressed and thanks for posting the UOA.

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#587257 - 01/02/05 07:15 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Buster the oil consumption is low.

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#587258 - 01/02/05 09:40 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
UPDATE:


TBN: 7.73

OXID: 11

NITR: 14

Gene

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#587259 - 01/02/05 09:45 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
XS650 Offline



Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
quote:
Originally posted by Steve S:
Buster the oil consumption is low.

That's what I thought. That's a big engine.

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#587260 - 01/02/05 10:40 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3339
Loc: lllinois
Gene . How long are your runs generally? 13k a month with 31% idle time.

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#587261 - 01/02/05 11:31 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
A quick check shows it was actually 9 weeks.
Out 5 days and 4 nights - 2900 mi a week actual.

Sometimes it has to idle constantly. Shutting it off at Sub-Zero Temps doesnt seem prudent. The temperature range above was the engine starting temperatures.

I am considering buying a diesel fired auxillary heating system. I just cant make the math work on a Generator.

Gene

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#587262 - 01/03/05 03:24 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3339
Loc: lllinois
That is a decent drain interval for that oil. Is it not? What is the cost per gallon $6.50 or so.?

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#587263 - 01/03/05 03:42 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
$5.88 + 4% Oil Tax = $6.12 if bought at Wal-Mart

$6.00 Gal in Bulk at the shop I use. Tax exempt with ICC/DOT Number.

Salesrep I run I-94/90/94 route across from MI to MN every week. Is there easily accessible shop across this route that uses your products? I used to use your products when they were available at the Bar-B in BLack River Falls WI but I can no longer get them there since it is now a Flying J.

Dealing with individual Gallon Jugs when you need 10 during an oil change is just to big a pain in the posterior.

Gene

[ January 03, 2005, 07:49 PM: Message edited by: Gene K ]

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#587264 - 01/03/05 04:20 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3339
Loc: lllinois
do you change oil yourself or looking for a shop to do it?

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#587265 - 01/03/05 05:39 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
I usually use a shop. I usually want to stay as far away from the truck as possible when home.

Gene

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#587266 - 01/03/05 06:22 AM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
salesrep Offline


Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 3339
Loc: lllinois
I can't promise anything, but I see if any buyer's up there offer changes.

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#587267 - 01/07/05 05:16 PM Re: Delvac 1300 15W-40 / CI-4 Plus / 26,100 mi / CAT 3406E
Stinky Peterson Offline



Registered: 05/15/03
Posts: 383
Loc: Bismarck, North Dakota
Your numbers looks good. Are you having trouble starting at 15 degrees? Your's might be an application where the higher cost of 5W40 would pay off. You shouldn't have trouble starting at those temps and wouldn't have to leave it running. Also do you have your oil changed at a Cat dealer? They are very competitive and offer oil analysis for about $10-$12, plus they access to all of Cat's service information and data.

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