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#4577544 - 11/17/17 09:10 PM 2013 Delo 400????
redneck47441 Offline


Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 27
Loc: Indiana
I have probably 8 gallons of Delo I bought within the last 2 months from the local Auto Zone. I didn't notice till I was at TSC the other night and was going to by the DELO they had there was a date that said 02/17/09. So I checked the jugs I had at home the 1 gallon jugs are from 02/20/13 and the 5 gallon bucket is from FEB 2014. Would this be okay to run or is it bad and I wasted $130 in oil.

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#4577550 - 11/17/17 09:18 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
Seventh Offline


Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 234
Loc: NorCal
It isn't milk, run it. Your engine won't know the difference.

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#4577579 - 11/17/17 09:38 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
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It's junk! Send it to me for proper disposal.
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#4577592 - 11/17/17 09:58 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Yeah, un-huh smile

The engine does not know. The crude was in the ground for a few million years, before refining. If it has not been frozen, it's fine - enjoy smile
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#4577610 - 11/17/17 10:26 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
redneck47441 Offline


Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 27
Loc: Indiana
Thank you folks. Just checking. I wasn’t sure if there was an oil expiration date for the additives.

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#4577614 - 11/17/17 10:30 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
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Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 738
Loc: NC
Most oil manufacturers give an oil 5 years of shelf life. But here was a member who ran really old Castrol oil (don't quote me on that) that was a few decades old. He ran it in a modern engine for a normal OCI and UOA came back looking very good. So you will DEFINITELY cause zero damage to your engine. In fact - that older formulation could have a higher dosage of additives than the current 2017 offerings, giving better protection and less worries about emissions.
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#4577820 - 11/18/17 08:02 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
Bighorn2500 Offline


Registered: 05/24/16
Posts: 321
Loc: Michigan, USA
I'd run that stuff without thinking twice, I keep buying the Delo 400LE 5w40 CJ-4/SM whenever I find it on a shelf at Walmart just to avoid CK-4.
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#4577874 - 11/18/17 09:42 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 595
Loc: Sask, Canada
Better not run that in a new Ram with a Cummins. They want a 6 month time stipulation on the oil change index. That oil is expired, pour it down the drain before it destroys an engine.
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#4577923 - 11/18/17 11:09 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5621
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Never pour oil down the drain. What planet do you live on ...

Recycle, or box up and send to me. I'll pay you. I don't have anything new enough to need "special" oil laugh
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#4577967 - 11/18/17 12:07 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: BrocLuno]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24729
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I think he's being facetious. If there were any jurisdiction in North America where you could dump oil down the drain, it would be here, but I don't think that would fly. wink
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#4577996 - 11/18/17 12:32 PM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
BrianF Offline


Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 595
Loc: Sask, Canada
LOL, ya I was facetious to say the least! In reference, I was inciting some oil debate a while back on Cumminsforum about the Ram oil change index, 24,000km, 500 hours or 6 months. As we all know, proven fact that oil goes bad in 6 months when placed in an engine sump. But perhaps in a sealed plastic container it might last a little longer.
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#4578643 - 11/19/17 07:47 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
Bighorn2500 Offline


Registered: 05/24/16
Posts: 321
Loc: Michigan, USA
I put some November 2011 dated Mobil Delvac 1 5w40 in my Cummins recently, granted I won’t extend the interval with it but it was free from a friend who got rid of his diesel so it should be fine to go 5k. I shook the bottles up good before putting it in and it looked fine.
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#4578660 - 11/19/17 08:00 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: SE Texas
Back in 2012, Blackstone acquired some old oil, (some from the '60s) from eBay and tested it (see the eBay oils, Parts 1, 2, & 3--click view more under gas/diesel if you do not see them). They found the additives, if the oil originally had any, were still there, still active, & still working. Provided it meets the specifications, eight year old HDEO oil should be of no concern to use in a modern engine.
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#4578664 - 11/19/17 08:04 AM Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441]
redneck47441 Offline


Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 27
Loc: Indiana
Ok so just FYI I did change the oil yesterday to 2.5 gallons of the Feb. 2013 Delo I had. After 200 miles thus far in my 2016 Duramax that is Emissions free and it's the only oil I've tried that I don't have typewriter tick with. I've used Cenpeco, Amsoil 15w40 signature, Rotella T6 and T4 and I'm happy to report no typewriter tick with this old stock Delo. I drive usually 150 miles a day 7 days a week. I've had typewriter tick since new when engine is at operating temp. Also I've noticed the truck seems to run a few degrees cooler and oil pressure is a little higher at 70mph than anything else I've tried. I despise changing oil brands everytime but the tick was driving me crazy. So far so good despite being older oil.

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