Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 Demonstrates Fuel Economy Improvements

Noria news wires, Noria Corporation

Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced that after extensive laboratory and field testing in heavy-duty engines, its Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 oil has demonstrated an ability to provide fuel economy improvements over the more commonly used 15W-40 grade diesel oil. Delo 400 LE 10W-30 showed a 1 percent fuel economy improvement over 15W-40 oils and a 0.5% fuel economy improvement over 5W-40 grade synthetic lubricants. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements can be substantial.

The use of the lower viscosity Delo 400 LE 10W-30 does not come at the expense of engine durability. In fact, Chevron also conducted extensive laboratory and field durability tests with Delo 400 LE 10W-30 that proved the product provides wear levels and oil drains that fleets have come to expect from the leading 15W-40 motor oils. Durability tests were conducted on a number of diesel platforms, including Detroit Diesel DD15, Cummins ISX, Mack MP7 and DAF 12.9 Liter.

Chevron also tested its Delo 400 LE 10W-30 on 2010 engines from Volvo and experienced similar durability and fuel economy results.

This incredible combination of fuel economy and engine durability is a result of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN Technology which combines highly refined base oils with advanced additives to create products that rival synthetic lubricants in critical performance tests while maintaining costs similar to mineral-based oils.

“ISOSYN Technology is what differentiates Delo from the competition,” said Len Badal, commercial enterprise manager, Chevron Global Lubricants. “This unique Chevron Delo technology makes synthetics and synthetic-blends unnecessary from a cost and performance standpoint in all but the most extreme environments. We have years of data to substantiate this claim. Regardless of the economic climate, most fleets can’t afford to throw away money. Delo 400 LE 10W-30 provides excellent performance at an optimal price point.”

About Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30
Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 is available in gallon jugs, five-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and in bulk. Contact Chevron or your local Chevron lubricant marketer for more information.

Exceeding All Requirements
Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 has completed and exceeded all the requirements for:

  • API CJ-4, CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, CG-4, CF-4 SM, SL
  • Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-3
  • Cummins CES 20081
  • Volvo VDS-4
  • Renault RLD 3

Improved Performance
Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 exceeds the performance standards of API CI-4 PLUS, specifically in areas of:

  • Wear control for valve-train, bearings, rings and liners
  • Oxidation control
  • Soot dispersancy
  • Piston deposit control
  • Oil consumption control

Chevron’s Delo Product Family
Chevron’s Delo product family includes lubricants and coolants that provide premium protection, performance and bottom-line value for on- and off-road diesel-powered equipment. Delo products are found in all major industries such as commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture, and power generation.

All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo warranty.

The Delo family contains a full line of engine oils, including Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 and 10W-30 (CJ-4), Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40 (CJ-4), Delo 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 (CI-4 PLUS) and Delo 400 Synthetic 0W-30. Rounding out the complete line of Delo products are Delo Extended Life Coolant, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free, Delo Greases EP, Delo Heavy Duty EP, Delo Synthetic Grease SF, Delo Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo Gear Lubricants ESI and Chevron Delo Synthetic Gear.

More information on Delo products can be found at:

About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron and Texaco brand names. Select brands include Havoline, Delo and Texaco Xpress Lube. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three global marketers of lubricants and is active in more than 180 countries through 4,000 employees.

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