Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:00am EDT

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-- New Heavy-Duty Motor Oil Can Deliver up to 3.6 Percent Fuel Economy
Improvement in Class 6 Trucks --
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(Business Wire)--
Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo
brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today
announced its latest product, Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30, which can
deliver over three percent fuel economy improvement in class 6 trucks relative
to SAE 15W-40 diesel motor oils. The product is formulated for use in modern
on-highway, low emissions engines as well as older diesel engines. It will also
provide exceptional performance in modern off-highway engines where an SAE
10W-30 viscosity grade is recommended, including those adapted for future
emissions standards in construction, agriculture, marine and mining

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is a premium synthetic blend fuel economy and
mixed fleet motor oil recommended for naturally aspirated and turbocharged
four-stroke diesel engines and four-stroke gasoline engines in which the API
CJ-4 or SM service category and SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade are recommended. The
product is formulated for 2010 compliant low emission diesel engines with
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust
Gas Recirculation (EGR) and is also compatible with previous engine models and
previous API oil service categories. 

Fuel Economy Benefits

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 shows up to 3.6 percent fuel economy
improvement in short-haul, class 6 vehicles and up to 1 percent improvement in
long-haul, class 8 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oil in SAE J1321 Fuel
Consumption Tests. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy
improvements can be substantial. 

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 joins Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40, Delo 400
LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 and Delo 400 NG SAE 15W-40 to expand Chevron`s line of
heavy-duty motor oils focused on delivering fuel economy without sacrificing
engine durability. 

"We understand that fleets are under constant costs pressures. Any product that
can help reduce fuel consumption is important for fleets to consider," said Jim
Gambill, North America Commercial and Industrial brand manager, Chevron Products
Company. "Chevron is committed to expanding its line of Delo-branded, fuel
economy focused lubricants in order to offer customers solutions that deliver
real world cost savings. With the introduction of Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE
10W-30, our customers have more lubricant options, allowing them to select the
product that best meets their needs." 

Key benefits of Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 include:

* Fuel economy improvements: Excellent fuel economy performance in Class 6 and 8
vehicles - up to 3.6 percent improvement in Class 6 vehicles relative to SAE
15W-40 - which helps minimize operating costs and lower carbon emissions 
* Consistent cold engine starting: Low viscosity base stocks promote consistent
engine starting for vehicles operating in sub-zero temperatures 
* Minimized operating costs: Exceptional soot dispersancy and wear control,
providing optimum service life and minimal maintenance 
* Emission control system life: Provides optimum Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
life for minimal downtime and cleaning, thus managing your maintenance costs 
* Managed inventory costs: Backwards compatible with previous API Oil Service
Categories and engine models

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is approved for API Service Categories CJ-4,
CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4 and SM. It also meets the requirements of Caterpillar
ECF-3, ECF-2, Cummins CES 20081, DDC 93K218, Mack EO-O Premium Plus, Renault VI
RLD-3 and Volvo VDS-4. 

The new product is formulated for exceptional performance with ultra low sulfur
diesel (ULSD) and other low sulfur diesel fuels. 

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 was announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show
(MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, show attendees are
encouraged to stop by Chevron`s MATS booth (#32495). 


Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is now available in drums across North America
and will be available in bulk in April, 2013. Jugs will be available by June
2013. Please contact Chevron or your local lubricant marketer for more
information on availability and package styles. 

For more information on Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 and the Delo line of
fuel economy focused engine oils, go to 

Follow the Delo Brand

The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (@ChevronDelo) and Flickr. 

Extended Service Protection - Chevron`s Delo Product Family:

Chevron`s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and
extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value
for diesel powered vehicles. 

All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which
provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related
failures as described in the Delo Warranty. 

More information on Delo products can be found at:

About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary
of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA. 

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® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual
Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new
generation base oil technology and coolants. 

For more information go to:

Cohn & Wolfe
Chip Dehnert, 415-365-8533
Chevron Products Company
Brent Tippen, 925-790-3938

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