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Cheveron Delo 400 LE

Is this oil any good?

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There are hundreds if not thousands of threads about oil here on DF. Delo and Rotella have been around a long time and are tried and true. Every has an opinion on what is "best". For me its synthetics from AMSOIL. For the next guy it might be Schaeffers or Mobil1. My recommendation is do some searching around on here and do some fact finding. Then try out what you think is best from that and see how things go.

If I can answer any questions about AMSOIL synthetics, please let me know.
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I use Delvac. Used Rotella in my motorcycle with no issues. Heard Rotella makes the duramax engine a little noisy on a few occasions. I use Mobil products in all my vehicles except BMW's (BMW oil only). Even my 270k miles Accord. Mobil conventional 5w-30. After 5000 miles black stone said it looks perfect.

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Delo is a great oil. I use it in all of my diesel engines. I have also used Mobil Delvac 1300 in this truck a few times, But always seem to go back to Delo.

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YES! Oil brands are all personal preference.

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Originally Posted by IDAMAX View Post
Delo is a great oil. I use it in all of my diesel engines. I have also used Mobil Delvac 1300 in this truck a few times, But always seem to go back to Delo.
I agree, Delo is a great oil.

As I understand it, Delo was developed as a marine diesel oil back around the beginning of World War II or thereabouts. The story goes that, at the time, submarine engines would require frequent overhauls due to the ineffective oils then available. The old Standard Oil Company of California formulated Delo to address that very serious problem.

By the way, anybody ever wonder what Delo stands for? Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil.

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I'm hoping it's good as well. There's a case of it waiting in my garage.
It's been Rotella for most of the time - this 3 gallon batch was on sale for $29.99 at Costco.

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x3, oil is mostly preference. but if your looking to venture, delo is neat because its cheap, but it also depends on your driving habits, style, mileage, and what your truck responds to. for example, if you drive a ton, or lay on the throttle like some of us do, i would highly recommend a synthetic. if you use your truck for nothing special and are consistant on maintenance delo or rotella would be just fine.

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not sure how it is for our trucks but i run it in the trans on my 4 stroke dirtbike and so far so good

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I agree that it made mine run quieter than rotela. And we use rotela in our tractors at home and all our excavators at work. But everyone has thier own opinions and every engine is different

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