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Old 08-31-2017, 02:56 PM   #21
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Delo 400 also widely available.
Maybe in America, not elsewhere.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:04 PM   #22
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I doubt anyone, anywhere, can show that an engine failed because they used Delo instead of Rotella, or instead of Castrol, or instead of Valvoline.
Had always been my way of thinking before as well.

Failure no, little niggly issues, maybe.
See my comment above re: my older car.
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Pretty much, if it meets the specifications, it should do the job.

That said, considering the cost of a replacement engine, I would tend to shy away from Walmart's own brand and stick with the major name brands. And also stick with the same brand each time if possible.
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I have used Delo 400 in my engine as it is easy to find and often find on sale.

With my new engine, I will do the same but I am going to start doing oil analysis with this engine.
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Rotella is sold at Walmart.
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The manual for my Hinos recommends 10 different brands including Delo, Castrol and Rotella. I'm using Delo because it seems easier to find than Rotella. In fact, I saw the Delo in cases of three one-gallon containers at Costco this afternoon. Same price as Walmart give or take a few cents per gallon.
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The manual for my Hinos recommends 10 different brands including Delo, Castrol and Rotella. I'm using Delo because it seems easier to find than Rotella. In fact, I saw the Delo in cases of three one-gallon containers at Costco this afternoon. Same price as Walmart give or take a few cents per gallon.
I'll have to check that out. I refuse to go to Walmart, but am happy to go to Costco.
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I'll have to check that out. I refuse to go to Walmart, but am happy to go to Costco.
I, on the other hand, have a problem with a store that requires me to pay to shop there. Walmart works for me. Walmart stores are far more common than Costco anyhow and that matters when you are cruising and staying in small towns.
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With the dividend ck, Costco is paying me to shop there. Not the greatest place to buy oil though, never know what they will be stocking. Walmart always has had Rotella.
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In post #18 I asked if anyone had any experience with Miles Oil Company, Nobody's commented, Surely someone has an opinion.
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In post #18 I asked if anyone had any experience with Miles Oil Company, Nobody's commented, Surely someone has an opinion.
Never heard of it and I am in the engine business,
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Is Miles an additive or distributer of oil rather than a manufacturer of peimary oil?

Google suggests it is a local or regional distributer.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:09 AM   #34
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In post #18 I asked if anyone had any experience with Miles Oil Company, Nobody's commented, Surely someone has an opinion.
We used Miles petroleum extensively for years but have had no reason to stay current these past 3-4 years. We typically bought Rotella 15-40 in 32 gallon barrels or in cases of gallons but also bought other fluids as well over time - hydraulic and ATF's.
Whenever we did use them we never had a problem with product or delivery and the prices were always low especially in the volume barrels.
We are on Long Island so delivery was easy and quick to us.
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The manual for my Hinos recommends 10 different brands including Delo, Castrol and Rotella. I'm using Delo because it seems easier to find than Rotella. In fact, I saw the Delo in cases of three one-gallon containers at Costco this afternoon. Same price as Walmart give or take a few cents per gallon.
The handbook for your Hino engines is now over 30 years old and oil has changed dramatically since it was written - improved that is. Watching the recommended weight oil vs the use temps are likely your best choices as any major brand will then suite your needs.
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I, on the other hand, have a problem with a store that requires me to pay to shop there. Walmart works for me. Walmart stores are far more common than Costco anyhow and that matters when you are cruising and staying in small towns.
If you use Costco to buy in volumes the savings can be significant and easily dwarf the 'fee'.
If you do not shop in volumes then any store that does not require extra gas to reach might be the best bet.
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For my old venerable I use sae 30w from Canadian Tire, it is store branded Shell Rotella.
In my old manual the engine builder mention sae 30w as a primary choice and 15w40 as a secondary if not available. One thing that surprised me is that the PO used 15w40 and when I got the boat oil pressure was on the high mark and was not varying a lot with rpm. When I switched back to sae 30w oil pressure reading was back to nominal values mentioned in the old manual.

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What's your theory on that?
What were those "nominal values" mentioned in the book or just what were the differences?
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Here's a radical approach to engine oil selection...

If it's in the correct weight range called for my the engine manufacturer, AND

If it meets or exceeds the API or other standard specs (CJ-4, for example) called for my the engine manufacturer, AND

It is a reputable oil manufacturer, THEN

Use it.

I doubt anyone, anywhere, can show that an engine failed because they used Delo instead of Rotella, or instead of Castrol, or instead of Valvoline.
Right again. In fact, in all the fishing ports in Europe, everyone used the generic diesel oil that was available.
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What's your theory on that?
What were those "nominal values" mentioned in the book or just what were the differences?
Well my theory is really inexistant! Nominal values are supposed to be between 30 and 60 psi at normal engine speed, minimum 12 psi at 550rpm. Was the difference due to a clogged oil filter? maybe, maybe not. Was it due to senders, no, I changed both and there were the same before and after, same for gauges. I have really no theory or whatsoever it is just what I observed.

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