New Delo 400 diesel engine oil product line has begun shipping

Updated Dec 5, 2016
Chevron conducted its most recent teardown on a refrigeration hauler owned by Boaty’s Transport.Chevron conducted its most recent teardown on a refrigeration hauler owned by Boaty’s Transport.

Chevron announced Thursday the availability of its higher performing line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty engine oils (HDEO), each engineered with an advanced formulation of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN Advanced Technology.

Rommel Atienza, Chevron Lubricants North America commercial brands manager, says ISOSYN Advanced Technology is a combination of Chevron’s formulating expertise, high performance additive chemistry and premium base oils that helps extend the durability of critical diesel engine parts.

Atienza adds the new Delo 400 with ISOSYN Advanced Technology product line offers up to 68 percent better wear protection; 46 percent better piston deposit control; and 35 percent better oxidation control versus previous generation oils.

“We’re seeing a major shift in how our customers select engine oil,” says Atienza, noting that in preparation for the new API CK-4 and API FA-4 categories, Chevron developed a range of Delo 400 heavy duty engine oils for both on- and off-road customers.

Four new Delo formulations will hit the market Thursday, including Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 (CK-4); Delo 400 XLE SAE 10W-30 (CK-4); Delo 400 XLE SAE 15W-40 (CK-4) and Delo 400 ZFA SAE 10W-30 (FA-4).

Delo 400 SP SAE 0W-30 (CK-4) and Delo 400 XSP SAE 5W-30 (CK-4) will be available in April.

 Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 (CJ-4); Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 (CJ-4) and Delo 400 NG SAE 15W-40 CES20085 will remain on the market.

Chevron conducted its most recent teardown on a refrigeration hauler owned by Boaty’s Transport located in Jackson, Ga., on a Kenworth T680 truck equipped with a Paccar MX engine. The teardown took place after 530,000 miles with oil drains at 40,000 miles using Delo 400 ZFA SAE 10W-30 API FA-4 and Boaty’s Transport owner Michael Boatwright says he’s happy with the results.

“After 530,000 miles of running the Delo 400 ZFA SAE 10W-30, we are pleased to see how well it protected our key engine components, while also providing our company up to two percent fuel efficiency benefits from the previous SAE 15W-40 product we were using in the fleet,” he says. “The combination of engine protection and improved fuel efficiency is a real plus in helping us manage our costs in this competitive business.”