DCX requires oils that exceed industry specs

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by greek_philosophizer, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. In case you were thinking about cheap oil for the merc.....


    Delo® 400 LE™ Gains Mercedes Benz Approval
    -- Chevron’s Most Advanced Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil Ideal For Use
    in “Sprinter†Vans --

    SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chevron Delo® 400 LE™ Multigrade
    SAE 15W-40 has received formulation approval for Mercedes Benz (MB)
    diesel engine oil specification 228.31, covering all Mercedes-Benz
    diesel engines using Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). Chevron Delo
    400 LE, which already meets MB 228.3, was approved for the new
    specification without reformulation. MB 228.31 approval requires
    running the full suite of API CJ-4 tests, plus passing two additional
    engine tests developed by Mercedes Benz; MB OM611 and OM441LA.

    In North America, the specific application for MB 228.31 is the
    increasingly popular Sprinter van, such as those marketed under the
    Freightliner and Dodge brands. These vehicles are typically used in
    the light-duty truck market for delivery companies as well as shuttle
    buses and trade vehicles.

    “Because Delo 400 LE is formulated using our advanced additive
    technology and Group II base stock, it did not require modification to
    meet the stringent performance demands of Mercedes Benz 228.31,†said
    Jim McGeehan, global manager, Diesel Engine Oil Technology, Chevron
    Global Lubricants. “Delo delivers industry leading engine protection,
    allowing maximum performance for fleets operating Mercedes Benz
    powered Sprinter vans.â€

    Oils meeting MB 228.31 demonstrate improved environmental behavior
    through compatibility with EPA 2007 requirements in the U.S., Euro IV
    and V in Europe, with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) or Selective
    Catalytic Reduction (SCR).

    MB OM611 and OM441LA address a number of performance criteria,
    including boost pressure lost, bore polishing, cam wear, cylinder
    wear, engine sludge, general engine deposits, oil consumption, piston
    ring wear, deposits and cleanliness, ring sticking, timing chain wear
    and viscosity increase at 100 Celsius.

    Delo® 400 LE Multigrade SAE 15W-40

    Delo 400 LE exceeds the performance standards of API CI-4 Plus oils,
    specifically in areas of wear control for valve-train, bearing and
    ring-liners, oxidation control, soot dispersancy, piston deposit
    control and oil consumption control.

    About Chevron Products Company

    Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of
    the Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX).

    A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through
    this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names.
    Select brands include Havoline®, Delo®, Ursa®, Revtex® and Texaco
    Xpress LubeTM. Chevron owns patented technology in advanced lubricants
    products and new generation base oil technology, as well as coolants.

    Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, 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.

    For more information go to: www.chevron.com
    greek_philosophizer, Mar 10, 2007
  2. greek_philosophizer

    Nate Nagel Guest

    Um, Delo is a common "fleet" oil and not all that expensive. Probably
    cheaper than whatever you're putting on your car. 15W40 means they're
    not even requiring the synthetic version.

    Nate Nagel, Mar 10, 2007
  3. greek_philosophizer

    Highcountry Guest

    I have an 1987 Suburban with the 6.2 Diesel that I run 15w40 Delo
    in. It has 198,000 miles on it and the only engine related repair
    thus far has been a front crankshaft timing cover seal. Runs great
    and I routinely squeeze the pedal to the floor...

    Highcountry, Mar 11, 2007
  4. greek_philosophizer

    Midlant Guest

    And I run Shell Rotella. Over 200k and no engine failures of any kind.
    Midlant, Mar 11, 2007
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