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View Poll Results: Which Oil is used by you in your Diesel?
Castrol 7 10.45%
Chevron 14 20.90%
Mobil 1 19 28.36%
Exxon 0 0%
Quaker State 0 0%
Pennzoil 2 2.99%
Shell 13 19.40%
Vavoline 2 2.99%
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:10 PM
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I've been using Shell Rimula which is designed for fleet diesel use. I feel I can't go wrong with it.
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:31 PM
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Why not consider Delo-400 which is rated at 15W-40 and is virtualy identical to the Delvac, except being ISOSYNTH
I thought Delo 400 was a dino oil? Or are there two different versions?

I've been running Delo in all of my diesels, but I might convert to synthetic on the truck after going through the engine next month...
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:46 PM
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from Chevron's website:

"Chevron Delo® 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40
Chevron Delo 400 Multigrade heavy duty motor oil is an industry leading, super premium quality "universal" engine oil which exceeds industry and engine manufacturers' performance requirements. It is formulated utilizing the most advanced additive technology available to provide outstanding engine protection under both pre- and post-1998 EPA exhaust particulate emissions standards for on highway diesel trucks, using both high and low sulfur diesel fuels.

Chevron Delo 400 Multigrade is formulated with ISOSYN™ base stocks, which rival synthetics in critical engine tests and an optimal blend of the latest technology in dispersant, detergent, oxidation inhibition, antiwear, corrosion inhibition, viscosity improver, and defoaming additives.

In 1935, Standard Oil launched a multipurpose engine oil known as DELO, an acronym for Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil, which the company first developed to meet the needs of Caterpillar Tractor's new high-speed diesel engines."


Still not sure what "ISOSYN" is though.
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:54 PM
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My oil of choice is Esso (EXXON) XD3 Full synthetic 0W40, it was developed up here in the great white north for the extremes that exist for Caterpillar fleets working on and off road. It's made for diesel and the price is right about $4.50 (Canadian) per litre It has sure made starting our '87 a whole lot easier in the winter (Edmonton Alberta Canada) I plan on using this year round as I found no new leaks or significant usage after changing over to it.

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Old 05-10-2004, 05:53 PM
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for the '87 Amsoil 15w40 HDD synthetic
for the OM617's Delo400.
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Rotella 15W-40 with 5K drain intervals so the soot does not get excessive.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:38 PM
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Delo 400 Isosynth was tested by SAE and found to be as good in comparison as synthetics. The oil analysis results coming from various fleet owners as well as private vehicle owners are quite favorable. The biggest advantage is that unlike synthetics, this is quite affordable.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:26 PM
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Delo 400 Isosynth was tested by SAE and found to be as good in comparison as synthetics. The oil analysis results coming from various fleet owners as well as private vehicle owners are quite favorable. The biggest advantage is that unlike synthetics, this is quite affordable.
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