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Delo new synthetic HD lubricant can deliver up to 4.5% fuel economy improvement

Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 can deliver up to 4.5 percent fuel economy improvement with short haul trucks (Class 6) and up to 2 percent with long haul trucks (Class 8).

The Trucker Staff

8/23/2012

DALLAS – Chevron Products Co., a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today unveiled its new Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 at the Great American Trucking Show here.

The new synthetic lubricant is designed to provide maximum fuel economy improvements while meeting industry and engine manufacturers’ performance requirements and is ideal for heavy- and medium-duty trucks operating both on- and off-highway as specified by the OEM, said spokesmen.

Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is a mixed-fleet gasoline and diesel motor oil recommended for engines in which the API CJ-4 or API SN service categories and SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade are recommended.  The oil is designed to meet the demands of EGR and EGR/SCR engines while also providing the highest levels of performance in other diesel engine technologies.

Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 can deliver up to 4.5  percent fuel economy improvement with short haul trucks (Class 6) and up to  2 percent with long haul trucks (Class 8) when compared to SAE 15W-40 reference oil in SAE J1321 fuel consumption testing. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements can be substantial.

Improvements in fuel efficiency not only reduce operating expenses, they also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximately 22.38 pounds of CO2 are produced by burning a gallon of diesel fuel . Regardless of your area of concern, a 2-4 % improvement in fuel efficiency will deliver a positive impact to your bottom line and the environment. For more information on the benefits fuel economy improvements can offer your business, check the Delo Fuel Economy Calculator at www.ChevronDelo.com

Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 joins Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 to create a line of Chevron diesel engine oils focused on delivering improved fuel economy without sacrificing engine durability. In fact, Chevron has conducted laboratory and field durability tests that have shown its products provide wear levels and oil drains that fleets have come to expect from leading SAE 15W-40 motor oils.

“We understand that many of our customers are focused on managing fuel costs. Lubricants can play an important role in improving fuel economy, allowing fleet owners to reduce operating costs and stay competitive,” said Jim Gambill, North America Commercial and Industrial brand manager, Chevron.  “Chevron is committed to helping its customers decrease expenses by delivering products designed to reduce fuel consumption. Our new Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is part of Chevron’s vision to offer a line of lubricants that deliver fuel economy without sacrificing engine or component durability.”

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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