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#4679808 - 02/27/18 04:12 PM what think you about Delo ```
valley_ranch Offline


Registered: 02/18/18
Posts: 44
Loc: ranches in Sierra Nevada Calif...
Delo once was thought of as very good oil ~ more so by ~ people who ran Bypass Filters ``` Has it dropped from favor ~ do you use it ~ would you use it ~ why,~ why not ```


Richard
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#4679816 - 02/27/18 04:37 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10267
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: valley_ranch
Delo once was thought of as very good oil ~ more so by ~ people who ran Bypass Filters ``` Has it dropped from favor ~ do you use it ~ would you use it ~ why,~ why not ```


Richard


Do you use it?

I'd say it's just as good as Rotella wouldn't you :^)
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#4679820 - 02/27/18 04:43 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
Loc: Lakeside, CA
At my job I was given a 55 gal drum of it for free. I run it in everything but my own Jeep. I like it just fine though I might be a little biased because it was free.
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#4679823 - 02/27/18 04:49 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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For use in what? Since this is posted in the gasoline section I will assume that you are no using in what it is really intended for--a diesel. I use it in my 2015 Powerstroke and it is every bit as good as Rotella or Delvac.
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#4679873 - 02/27/18 05:58 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
valley_ranch Offline


Registered: 02/18/18
Posts: 44
Loc: ranches in Sierra Nevada Calif...
Yes ~ for use in gas engine ~ No ~ at this time I don't use Delo ``` But I am looking for an oil to use in all our gas driven engines ~ and ~ stock only one engine oil ~ except for the tractors ``` Delo can be had at a decent price and thinking of stocking up ~ I like Rotella for the tractor ~ it has no catalytic converter ```

Richard
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#4679975 - 02/27/18 07:59 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1665
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Originally Posted By: valley_ranch
Yes ~ for use in gas engine ~ No ~ at this time I don't use Delo ``` But I am looking for an oil to use in all our gas driven engines ~ and ~ stock only one engine oil ~ except for the tractors ``` Delo can be had at a decent price and thinking of stocking up ~ I like Rotella for the tractor ~ it has no catalytic converter ```

Richard

Drop the tilde, fix your signature to something non-political and run the delo in your fleet. It will be fine
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#4680040 - 02/27/18 08:52 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 12/28/12
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Loc: Cave City KY
The only delo i really care for this day and age is the sae 30. Can't say if it is any better than other brands.
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#4680044 - 02/27/18 08:57 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 148
Loc: California
I work for a Chevron jobber, we sell close a million gallons a year, actually on Monday I picked up 2500 gallons of it at the refinery in Richmond. I think delo, shell and mobil are the most popular HD oils.

Do you know what delo stands for?

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#4680081 - 02/27/18 09:34 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 09/14/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
I work for a Chevron jobber, we sell close a million gallons a year, actually on Monday I picked up 2500 gallons of it at the refinery in Richmond. I think delo, shell and mobil are the most popular HD oils.

Do you know what delo stands for?


Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil?

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#4680103 - 02/27/18 10:00 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: biggusblockus]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 148
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: biggusblockus
Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
I work for a Chevron jobber, we sell close a million gallons a year, actually on Monday I picked up 2500 gallons of it at the refinery in Richmond. I think delo, shell and mobil are the most popular HD oils.

Do you know what delo stands for?


Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil?
yes. The term came from the us military, back in the day. Chevron kept it

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#4680109 - 02/27/18 10:10 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: Sealbilly]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4635
Loc: Virginia
Truth is in the eye of the beholder nowadays.

Delo is a great oil I'm sure. Just like Rotella and Mobil Delvac are as well.


Edited by bbhero (02/27/18 10:10 PM)
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#4680138 - 02/27/18 11:09 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: US-WA
I am using DELO in my R1, and used it in the HD last summer as well. Nothing wrong with that oil, that is until they changed the formulation. The thing wrong with the current formulation is the speculation around it. That said, I'm part of it, and will not use CK4/SN stuff until I have seen evidence that the new low P/B -Mo (not to mention lost approvals) stuff works well. They have made a bold statement right on the bottle how it is so much better, and in this sue happy time surely they think of that. Still, I am stuck in my ignorance, and do not want to use it until I know they have substituted unicorn blood for the lowered ZDDP and boron, and the lost moly.
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#4680572 - 02/28/18 12:28 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 8155
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
I am using their 10W-30 synthetic blend in my Honda lawnmower. I've heard a lot of good things about both Delo and Rotella. Flip a coin.
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#4680742 - 02/28/18 03:45 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch]
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Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5528
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Due to politics in Cali, Valvoline VR-1 is not readily available any longer... I had always used Delo 400 in the trucks and tractors - for decades. Now I use Delo 400 15W-30 SD (severe duty) as my break-in oil for rebuilds and non-desert 4-cycle bike engines (desert bikes get 5W-40).

It's Cali so I don't much care about the cold start viscosity. More about the add pak and the base oils. Delo 400 has been in my big Bronco for well over 200,000 miles and still going strong. It's prolly the best mixed fleet oil readily available (to me).

Delvac and Rotella are fine, and I have used them in some applications. But my fall-back oil is always Delo smile

And yes, I own stock in XOM, still does not make me a M1 fan boy ...
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#4680788 - 02/28/18 04:33 PM Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: BrocLuno]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 148
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Due to politics in Cali, Valvoline VR-1 is not readily available any longer... I had always used Delo 400 in the trucks and tractors - for decades. Now I use Delo 400 15W-30 SD (severe duty) as my break-in oil for rebuilds and non-desert 4-cycle bike engines (desert bikes get 5W-40).

It's Cali so I don't much care about the cold start viscosity. More about the add pak and the base oils. Delo 400 has been in my big Bronco for well over 200,000 miles and still going strong. It's prolly the best mixed fleet oil readily available (to me).

Delvac and Rotella are fine, and I have used them in some applications. But my fall-back oil is always Delo smile

And yes, I own stock in XOM, still does not make me a M1 fan boy ...


I live in northern California, my local Napa has vr1, and you could also order on Amazon

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