Chevron announces availability of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty engine oils

Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants and coolants, announced on December 1, 2016, the availability of its larger and higher performing line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty engine oils (HDEO). This new product line is engineered using an advanced formulation of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN engine oil formulation, ISOSYN Advanced Technology.

Chevron’s ISOSYN Advanced Technology is a unique combination of Chevron’s industry leading formulating expertise, high performance additive chemistry and premium base oils that helps extend the durability of critical diesel engine parts. The new Delo 400 with ISOSYN Advanced Technology product line offers up to:

  • 68% better wear protection*
  • 46% better piston deposit control*
  • 35% better oxidation control*

“We’re seeing a major shift in how our customers select engine oil,” said Rommel Atienza, Chevron Lubricants North America commercial brands manager. Oil selection is a strategic business decision. Not all business needs are the same, so it is important that customers have options. In preparation for the new API CK-4 and API FA-4 categories, Chevron set out to develop a range of Delo 400 heavy duty engine oils to provide choices for both on and off-road customers to meet their specific goals.”

Following a four-year development phase, the new Delo 400 products have gone through the most diverse and extensive field test program in Chevron’s history. Testing of the Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 products with ISOSYN Advanced Technology was conducted on more than 950 engines across a range of on-and-off highway vehicles.

“With millions of miles and tens of thousands of hours of testing across nine industries, we didn’t focus solely on on-highway fleets, but emphasised a more well-rounded approach to assist the trucking, construction, agriculture, mining, inland marine industries, among others,” said Len Badal, Chevron Lubricants global Delo brand manager.

“With ISOSYN Advanced Technology, Chevron’s next generation of engine oil formulation, we’ve succeeded in creating a new Delo 400 product line with the longest drain interval capabilities and the best engine protection in our company’s history.”

The new Delo 400 product line is on schedule and has begun shipping, offering optimised performance and better engine protection than any prior Delo product, extending the life of the vehicle and helping minimise the cost of ownership.

The following products are available starting December 1, 2016:

  • Delo 400 SDE SAE 15W-40 API CK-4
  • Delo 400 XLE SAE 10W-30 API CK-4
  • Delo 400 XLE SAE 15W-40 API CK-4
  • Delo 400 ZFA SAE 10W-30 API FA-4

Products to be available by April 2017:

  • Delo 400 SP SAE 0W-30 API CK-4
  • Delo 400 XSP SAE 5W-30 API CK-4

Continuing existing Delo 400 products:

  • Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 API CJ-4
  • Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 API CJ-4
  • Delo 400 NG SAE 15W-40 CES20085

Chevron has unveiled a new look for the Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 product lines, both available in a variety of viscosity grades to ensure optimal differentiation between products. The new design system includes new jug colors, revised label designs and a new coordinated label and cap system.

*Improvements are relative to test limits for the prior generation of HDEOs