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ChevronTexaco improves Delo 400 multigrade diesel engine oil

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants (CTGL), a leading provider of heavy-duty engine oils, lubricants...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants (CTGL), a leading provider of heavy-duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, announced it will introduce a new formulation of its industry leading Chevron Delo 400 Multigrade heavy-duty motor oil.

The newly formulated Delo 400 provides improved soot dispersancy and anti-wear characteristics, resulting in superior performance and extended drain intervals in new low-emission engines as well as older on- and off-highway engines. The performance enhancements of the newly reformulated Delo 400 result in improved engine durability and reduced operating costs for fleets and owner operators.

The new Delo 400 formulation also meets the upcoming CI-4 Plus standard. CI-4 Plus is a modification of the CI-4 standard that primarily improves soot thickening performance in new low-emission engines. The new standard is scheduled to take effect in September of 2004.

"No OEM specification or government regulation is driving this reformulation," said Gary Parsons, Commercial Automotive Business Unit Manager for ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants North America. "The new formulation is a result of our constant commitment to product improvement. This commitment, driven by ChevronTexaco’s dedication to its customers, is a key reason Delo continues to be the leading performance product on the market."

Reductions in NOx emissions for 2002 have resulted in more soot entering the engine oil due to cooled EGR, retarded timing and high top piston rings, said Jim McGeehan, Global Manager of Diesel Engine Oil Technology, ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants.

Nevertheless, the new Delo 400 Multigrade reduces soot abrasive wear significantly below the OEM, API CI-4 or JASO DH-1 limits. In addition, we meet the new viscosity control requirements for highly sooted engine oils in the new API CI-4 Plus category.

Delo 400 continues to use ISOSYN technology, which provides equal or better extended drain capability and fuel economy as synthetic oils, but at a much lower cost.

The new Delo 400 formulation will be available in quarts, gallons, pails, drums, and bulk starting in July 2004.

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