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what think you about Delo ``` #4679808
02/27/18 05:12 PM
02/27/18 05:12 PM
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ranches in Sierra Nevada Calif...
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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




Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4679816
02/27/18 05:37 PM
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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 :^)


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4679820
02/27/18 05:43 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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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.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4679823
02/27/18 05:49 PM
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SE Texas
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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.


2018 MB AMG GLC43 3.0L Coupe - Castrol 0W-40/Purflux
2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
2015 F-250 6.7L PS Diesel - Delo 15W-40/CQ Blue
2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited - M1 AFE 0W-20/FU
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4679873
02/27/18 06:58 PM
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ranches in Sierra Nevada Calif...
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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




Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4679975
02/27/18 08:59 PM
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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


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4680040
02/27/18 09:52 PM
02/27/18 09:52 PM
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Cave City KY
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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.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4680044
02/27/18 09:57 PM
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California
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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?

Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4680081
02/27/18 10:34 PM
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Iowa
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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?

Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: biggusblockus] #4680103
02/27/18 11:00 PM
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California
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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

Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: Sealbilly] #4680109
02/27/18 11:10 PM
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Virginia
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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.

Last edited by bbhero; 02/27/18 11:10 PM.

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Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4680138
02/28/18 12:09 AM
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US-WA
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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.
Read and speculate.
CJ4 VOA
CK4 VOA
CK4 PDS
CJ4 PDS


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 98K Napa 10w30,FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K VR1 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 32k PP MIX,NAPAG
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4680572
02/28/18 01:28 PM
02/28/18 01:28 PM
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Grand Rapids, MI
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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.


07 Honda Accord - 606k - Havoline High Mileage 5W-20/Purolator Synthetic PSL14610
98 Camaro Z28 - 120k - QS Defy 5w30/AC Delco PF46
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: valley_ranch] #4680742
02/28/18 04:45 PM
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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 ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: what think you about Delo ``` [Re: BrocLuno] #4680788
02/28/18 05:33 PM
02/28/18 05:33 PM
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California
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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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