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Old 10-15-2007, 09:17 AM   #51 (permalink)
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George Morrison posted on here a while back that the base used for Delvac 1300S is one of the best quality bases used in conventional oils today. Something along the lines of it being close to a 50W IIRC.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #52 (permalink)
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George Morrison posted on here a while back that the base used for Delvac 1300S is one of the best quality bases used in conventional oils today. Something along the lines of it being close to a 50W IIRC.
A thicker weight doesn't equate to a better base stock.

Delo's CI-4+ formulation used a Group II while the Delvac dino used a Group I in the CI-4+ formulation. Hopefully George can chime in here to let us know if Delvac dino still uses a Group I in their CJ-4 formulation.

No offense to George, but he sells Mobil products and I expect him to tout Delvac's products. Are they good? You bet. Is Delo good? You bet.

I base my decision on oils by UOA's and how they perform in diesel engines. Delo is a top notch performer and I'll put it up against any dino or synthetic oil on the market when it comes to stellar wear numbers within an engine.

I'm also sold on the formulation of Delvac 1, Rotella Syn 5W-40, and Schaeffer oils.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #53 (permalink)
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A thicker weight doesn't equate to a better base stock.

Delo's CI-4+ formulation used a Group II while the Delvac dino used a Group I in the CI-4+ formulation. Hopefully George can chime in here to let us know if Delvac dino still uses a Group I in their CJ-4 formulation.

No offense to George, but he sells Mobil products and I expect him to tout Delvac's products. Are they good? You bet. Is Delo good? You bet.

I base my decision on oils by UOA's and how they perform in diesel engines. Delo is a top notch performer and I'll put it up against any dino or synthetic oil on the market when it comes to stellar wear numbers within an engine.

I'm also sold on the formulation of Delvac 1, Rotella Syn 5W-40, and Schaeffer oils.
I know he is a Mobil dealer and obviously has a vested interest in promoting them, but it does not come across (to me) the same way a Line-x dealer trying to pitch his product does. I've switched between both Delo and Delvac since they're available anywhere.

These are the posts I was referring to

#6 here
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...16#post1871416

#23 here
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...01#post1748701

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:33 AM   #54 (permalink)
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No complaints with the Delo 400
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:19 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Some interesting fact however each base oil has different characteristics. A group II might be great base oil and a II+ might be good too. You really have to look to see if the blend of base oil and additives are correct. You can have poorly balanced oils where the additives fall out. Nobody runs only base oils or only additives in their engines or machines. Always look at the whole picture.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I Use It In My Motorcycle Also !!

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Old 11-08-2007, 11:00 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Think I'll use Olive Oil.

Good choice- I prefer flax myself. Oh and Delo 400. Like Shawn said- it's good. Many UOA's by many users to prove it as well.
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