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Delo® 400 LE™ Gains Mercedes Benz Approval
-- Chevron’s Most Advanced Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil Ideal For Use
in “Sprinter” Vans --
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chevron Delo® 400 LE™ Multigrade
SAE 15W-40 has received formulation approval for Mercedes Benz (MB)
diesel engine oil specification 228.31, covering all Mercedes-Benz
diesel engines using Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). Chevron Delo
400 LE, which already meets MB 228.3, was approved for the new
specification without reformulation. MB 228.31 approval requires
running the full suite of API CJ-4 tests, plus passing two additional
engine tests developed by Mercedes Benz; MB OM611 and OM441LA.
In North America, the specific application for MB 228.31 is the
increasingly popular Sprinter van, such as those marketed under the
Freightliner and Dodge brands. These vehicles are typically used in
the light-duty truck market for delivery companies as well as shuttle
buses and trade vehicles.
“Because Delo 400 LE is formulated using our advanced additive
technology and Group II base stock, it did not require modification to
meet the stringent performance demands of Mercedes Benz 228.31,” said
Jim McGeehan, global manager, Diesel Engine Oil Technology, Chevron
Global Lubricants. “Delo delivers industry leading engine protection,
allowing maximum performance for fleets operating Mercedes Benz
powered Sprinter vans.”
Oils meeting MB 228.31 demonstrate improved environmental behavior
through compatibility with EPA 2007 requirements in the U.S., Euro IV
and V in Europe, with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) or Selective
Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
MB OM611 and OM441LA address a number of performance criteria,
including boost pressure lost, bore polishing, cam wear, cylinder
wear, engine sludge, general engine deposits, oil consumption, piston
ring wear, deposits and cleanliness, ring sticking, timing chain wear
and viscosity increase at 100 Celsius.
Delo® 400 LE Multigrade SAE 15W-40
Delo 400 LE exceeds the performance standards of API CI-4 Plus oils,
specifically in areas of wear control for valve-train, bearing and
ring-liners, oxidation control, soot dispersancy, piston deposit
control and oil consumption control.
About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of
the Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX).
A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through
this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names.
Select brands include Havoline®, Delo®, Ursa®, Revtex® and Texaco
Xpress LubeTM. Chevron owns patented technology in advanced lubricants
products and new generation base oil technology, as well as coolants.
Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Chevron Products Company, together
with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three
global marketers of lubricants, and is active in more than 180
countries through 4,000 employees.
For more information go to: www.chevron.com