Chevron’s Delo exceeds new standards without reformulation

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. — ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants Delo 400 Multigrade passed all API CI-4 and Cummins CES 20078 performance requirements for engines using exhaust gas circulation (EGR).

The current Delo 400 Multigrade formulation has been commercially available since 1998 and did not need reformulation to meet the latest round of specification upgrades, the company insists.

“Product positioning and performance of this type is great news for current customers, especially those with mixed fleets that include both brand new engines with or without EGR and older models. The Delo currently in their inventory provides the potential for optimized equipment efficiency and reduced operating costs,” says Jim McGeehan, manager of engine oil technology for ChevronTexaco.

“Many competitors routinely need to reformulate after specifications are determined. One of our primary goals is to stay ahead of industry standards — setting the pace rather than following — so we can continually provide our customers with the best products possible.”

Mike Dargento, senior market manager for ChevronTexaco says the Delo 400 is engineered to exceed future performance requirements and meet new industry specification before they take effect.

“Given the fact that the API CI-4 Delo 400 formulation has been commercially available for three plus years, it has proven itself in older model engines, and more recently in EGR engines, through field and lab tests,” he says.

ChevronTexaco’s Delo product line is the only brand to receive the Lubricants World Product of the Year Award for two consecutive years, 1999 and 2000 and the Annual Automotive Product Award in 2001.

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