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2013 Delo 400???? #4577544
11/17/17 10:10 PM
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Indiana
redneck47441 Offline OP
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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.

Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577550
11/17/17 10:18 PM
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It isn't milk, run it. Your engine won't know the difference.

Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577579
11/17/17 10:38 PM
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It's junk! Send it to me for proper disposal.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577592
11/17/17 10:58 PM
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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


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577610
11/17/17 11:26 PM
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redneck47441 Offline OP
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Thank you folks. Just checking. I wasn’t sure if there was an oil expiration date for the additives.

Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577614
11/17/17 11:30 PM
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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.

Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577820
11/18/17 09:02 AM
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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.


2012 Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Cummins 4x4
2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L Latitude 4x4
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577874
11/18/17 10:42 AM
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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.


2006 Trailblazer LT. QSUD with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. QSAD with Fram PH5
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577923
11/18/17 12:09 PM
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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


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: BrocLuno] #4577967
11/18/17 01:07 PM
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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


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4577996
11/18/17 01:32 PM
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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.


2006 Trailblazer LT. QSUD with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. QSAD with Fram PH5
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4578643
11/19/17 08:47 AM
11/19/17 08:47 AM
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Michigan, USA
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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.


2012 Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Cummins 4x4
2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L Latitude 4x4
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4578660
11/19/17 09:00 AM
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Houston, TX
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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.


2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 3.0L Bi-Turbo [Castrol Edge 0W-40 & Pur filter]
2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: 2013 Delo 400???? [Re: redneck47441] #4578664
11/19/17 09:04 AM
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Indiana
redneck47441 Offline OP
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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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