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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2364158 09/01/11 11:01 AM
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The main reason for 5w40 use is Saabs are known for low oil pressure issues when using Xw30 weight oils. The turbo cars (like my first Saab) are also hard on the oil, so that's another reason why most Saab guys recommend synthetic Xw40. I just have quick lube & euro garage receipts from the previous owner, they never did UOA. Oh and I'm also running new spark plugs.

I've been using Rotella T5 as my "fleet" oil: use in my mom's 2005 3.8V6 Grand Caravan [that only gets short trips and needs top off's (no visible leaks or evidence of oil burning from exhaust, just changed the PCV valve with no change], my brother's 2003 2.7l Sebring [a known sludge monster and his car has shown evidence of sludging(Sebring owners warn the 2.7l NEEDS synthetic changes @ 3,000 miles to help minimize sludging) he now takes it to quick lubes every 6k-10k to get Xw30 conventional changes....], my dad's 2000 4.0l Ranger (didn't know the history of the OCI's, so better safe than sorry), I used it in my 2006 4.2L F-150 up until I sold it and if I don't sell my E350 7.5l bus, I'll either use T5 or if I can find them Delo 10w30 dino or Rotella T Triple protection 10w30.

My Saab seems to be running great on Rotella T5, so my issue isn't with the oil. I chose to run the Delo Syn 5w40 next for a few reasons:

1. I want to see how it runs on 40wt (if it feels sluggish and has too noticeable mpg loss, I'll decide to go back to 30wt). If I return to 30wt, I'll see if I can find the Rotella or Delo dino 10w30 to use in it and my bus.

2. Rotella T5 is around $4~$5/qt when I buy a gallon of it at Wally World. The Delo Syn 5w40 was $18.39/gal, so for a little more than the Rotella, I was able to get a full synthetic.

3. I usually run Rotella T5 5,000 miles (depending on oil consumption) and want to try extended OCI's in my Saab (will run the Delo 5k and get an analysis to see how much further it can go).

4. I've always been one to be different (I'm a hockey goalie after all!), so since Delo 5w40 is so rare and has not had much recent data, I can be the guinea pig for the VOA and UOA data. Do you got a problem with that?! :-P

Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2364290 09/01/11 01:23 PM
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Geez...I might take a swing by my local costco and see if they have Del 5w40. $18 is a great price for a good 5w40 like that. My local jobber was like 28 a gallon. Ugh!


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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2364443 09/01/11 03:56 PM
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Very Nice!

Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: addyguy] #2364865 09/02/11 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: addyguy
It's nice to know this oil does actually exist in physical form, b/c at times it seems like it is a 'mythical' product!


We even get the 5 gallon pails of it out here. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: Garak] #2365700 09/02/11 09:20 PM
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Very nice to know that Costco has the 5w40. Let us know how your test goes.

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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2365835 09/03/11 06:02 AM
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That's a good deal on the Delo 5w40 at Costco. I was buying the Delo 15w40 at my Costco (6 gallon jugs per case) but my Costco doesn't carry the Delo 15w40 any longer, don't know why?

Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2382252 09/19/11 08:55 PM
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T-5 is out and first OCI with the Delo 400LE is in. I had one Napa Pro-Select filter left, so I opted to used that for this first 5k OCI and see what the results are when I get a UOA. I cut open the Pro-Select I had on and was happy to see it wasn't a combo valve design. All that's left to do now is mail in my virgin oil sample and to drive. drive I was getting around 500 miles per tank of gas with 10w30 and a pretty consistant driving style, so I'll be curious to see how the 5w40 effects my mpg.

Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2382408 09/20/11 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: GoalieFergy53
I was getting around 500 miles per tank of gas with 10w30


What mpg was that equivilant to?

Last edited by dnewton3; 09/20/11 03:15 AM.

The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2382785 09/20/11 11:58 AM
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I was averaging around 29~31 mpg city and 32~34 mpg highway.

Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2392832 09/30/11 09:05 PM
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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #2405802 10/14/11 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted By: GoalieFergy53
Just checked the local Costco Business Center (luckily my dad has a membership!) and they have the Delo 5w40 for under $20 for a gallon. I think that settles my debate!


THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO!! I will be changing over to Delo 5w-40 after reading the VOA. Its an incredbile oil, better than the Mobil 5w-50 turbo desiel oil... and cheaper too!


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Re: Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5w40 [Re: GoalieFergy53] #5050233 03/21/19 05:31 PM
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I think this is the best sleeper oil. I just put it in a vehicle that had a tick forever, and that vehicle saw many 5w30/5w40/10w30/10w40 synthetic oils with little to no improvement. With Delo 5w40 XSP the improvement was immediate and unexpected, which is why I'm sharing this info, maybe helps someone. It's been 1000 miles since the oil change and tick has not returned. And that tick has always been present even with Mobil1 HM and Rotella T6 oils. Im impressed and will stick to it at least in that vehicle.

P.S. Oil filters are always the same OEM for that vehicle.

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