Engine oil

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Re: Engine oil

Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:52 pm

Just make sure it has a good diesel engine oil classification. What might be a good petrol engine oil is not necessarily a good diesel engine oil. They should be using the right product if they are a professional concern.
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Re: Engine oil

Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:54 pm

I see that the only official supplier of Caltex products close to me is in Benoni , I have read the posts and watched the videos and I must say on face value it looks like the DELO 15W-40 does a good job. I recently purchased a 2001 Gen 3 SWB with a dubious at best service rekord form 170K km on. Is there a place in or around Pretoria where a person can get hold of Delo products to service the vehicle? At least then I will know that the engine is protected. The other oils and lubes will then be done at a later stage. Synthetic oils for me is also a over-kill as these engines are no way near "high performance" engines.
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Re: Engine oil

Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:12 pm

Midas ,autozone or makro should have stock.Nowadays it goes by the name of delo400 mgx (multigrade extreme)
If none of them then find a caltex garage that services a lot of trucks.They should have 5lt
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Re: Engine oil

Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:19 pm

Hi I'm 73 yr old engineer who worked for Caltex and Chevron. Retired 8 yrs ago. I have a 2nd generation 3.0 V6 petrol.
The Aussies (Sportmans website) swear by the Chevron (in our case Caltex) Delo 400 which rivals synthetic performance. I checked with my product enginering collegues at the time I was working and they confirmed that it was suitable for petrol engines as well. This solved my noisy valve lifters problem.
The newer version of Caltex/Chevron Delo 400 is an improved oil and clearly specified for diesel and petrol engines.
It is available from Midas outlets. I get mine fro Midas Suburban in Wetton, Cape Town. Caltex run specials from time to time at Midas outlets and that the time I stock up.
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Re: Engine oil

Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:36 pm

Yes I know that the DELO is held in high esteem. I did manage to get 10l at my nearest Midas. so now I can service the old girl as soon as possible. Now to get that oil filter off...
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Re: Engine oil

Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:53 pm

Hi All
I have just bought 4x5l Delo 400 MGX without issues here in Plett. Bay.
I missed the news that Delo is to be discounted??

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