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Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 #4510328
09/07/17 06:25 PM
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Tacoma, Wa
GoalieFergy53 Offline OP
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I know that this is a pretty rare oil, does anyone use it? I just bought a 5 gallon bucket of it (for a pretty reasonable price and got a free Snickers too! Ha!) I'm going to do a virgin oil sample and then use it in my 2002 Saab 9-3 (that has some light sludging due to previous owners.) My first oil change though will be with Redline 5w30 and a Seafoam treatment to hopefully dissolve the sludge.

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510333
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This seems like a rare find.
Not a whole lot of information on that huge label.
Have you consulted the PDS as recommended on the label in place of any useful information?
What specs/certs are claimed for this oil?


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510358
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Last edited by GoalieFergy53; 09/07/17 06:55 PM.
Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510367
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The PDS won't open...does it meet SL or SM?...I think SL was the spec when your Saab was built.


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510371
09/07/17 07:09 PM
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GoalieFergy53 Offline OP
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From the Product Data Sheet:
"DeloŽ 400 Synthetic SAE 0W-30 is a mixed fleet motor oil recommended for naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke diesel engines and fourstroke gasoline engines in which the API CG-4, CF-4 and CF service categories and SAE 0W-30 viscosity grade are recommended."

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510378
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I used Delo 400LE 5w40 on a previous Saab I had. I'm curious to compare the virgin sample report of the Delo 400LE synthetic 5w-40 to the Delo 400 Synthetic 0w-30. Both are acceptable weight grades granted the other specs might not meet. Tons of people run Rotella as well (I had before I used the Delo.) I bought this current Saab for $700 to use as a commuter (already has 215,000mi on it), so figured I'd experiment. Lol

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510412
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"Product available through April 2017."
I guess this is discontinued in favor of Delo 400 SP, which is likely why the old PDS PDF is gone.


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: mooferz] #4510420
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Bucket is dated 3/29/2017

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510431
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Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510443
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That actually looks like a pretty decent oil.

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510450
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The specs on a lot of those Chevron Heavy Duty oils look pretty good.

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510552
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It's not gas rated then? Most likely okay for your Saab or anything ~API SL. I'd use it worry free.. I am just surprised it's not gas rated since their other HEDO's (I believe) still are.

What engine does your Saab 9_3 have anyways? I've always liked these in the non convertible form. Very sharp.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510707
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It is gas rated.

It has a 2.0l turbo motor.

Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #4510755
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Long time Saab guy here. Your 2002 requires synthetic, not for lubrication reasons, but because of where they put the catalytic converter - right next to the oil pan near the pump pick-up ... They Coke the pump pick-up with baked oil and can starve the engine of oilwhen nothing looks wrong.

Don't even bother with the Redline/Seafom. Just drop the pan and look at the oil pump intake. Clear it manually with wire brush and clean the pan of oil baked oil. Re-install with new gasket and you are good to go. These are good durable motors if you clean the oil intake every so often. Many have gone over 300,000 miles w/o hick-up.

Join a Saab forum to learn the in's and out's ...

The Delo is fine oil for the Saab. I run Delo or Rotella T6 in mine and have for the last 50,000 miles or so (after I bought it). Use Fram 3600 sized filter for a tad more capacity.

See if it's had the PCV system update (?), or you will have oil consumption ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic HDEO 0w30 [Re: BrocLuno] #4510786
09/08/17 10:24 AM
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GoalieFergy53 Offline OP
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Ye I know all too well. This is my 3rd Saab: Had a 1995 900SE, a 1998 900S and now the 2002 9-3SE. (I love these hatchbacks!)

Pulling the valve cover and dropping the oil pan was one of the first things I did. Valve cover needed a new gasket anyways and saw some light sludge buildup around the upper timing chain area. It didn't have the PCV update got the parts to change that out. Discovered giving it its first oil change that a previous mechanic totally f'd the drain plug and replaced it with a [censored] butterfly plug that leaked. Last service the previous owner had the shop hear motor noise and that it was 3 quarts low.... I ordered a Spectra oil pan (received the wrong one) and now waiting to a NOS Saab pan I ordered on eBay.

I'm a longtime Saab forums member. Always ran Rotalla or Delo in my old cars with Motorcraft FL1A or Wix/Napa Gold equivalents.

I do at least one initial oil change with Redline on every new used vehicle I buy. Always given me good results and then stick with it or go to Rotella or Delo. Along with being my traditional first change with Redline, running the Seafoam to help with ridding of the light sludge buildup that I can't manually clean in the motor. Oil pickup screen has already been cleaned with brake cleaner and wire and done a manual throttle body cleaning.

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