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January 30th, 2017, 08:05 PM   #1
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Delo400 in Australia

Everyone in Australia, what do you guys pay for a 20L drum of Delo400?

I got quoted $105 but have read elsewhere that people have gotten it as low as about $75.
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February 1st, 2017, 05:00 PM   #2
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That quote is pretty competitive and I'd just go ahead and get it. Like I said, it cost me about $120 for Delo400 multigrade but I live in the sticks....

Just make sure it's the one with the green lettering as there are several Delo oils and therefore prices range.

Forget about the $75 price. That's just too cheap and they're either talking about something different or it's the 5L bottle from the servo.

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$100-$125 seems to be the price range ATM, my last was $112 from the Bega depot. Delo 400 Multigrade 15w 40.
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they still sell that stuff? it's just a very good multigrade isn't it? not semi or a fully? I know Lineaweaver rated it very highly but I'm a little surprised that some feel that things haven't moved on in 20 years?

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I think it's just a case of sticking with something that you know works and is good all round. At $6 or so an oil change its very economical too if bought in larger quantities. Obviously I buy filters in bulk also so the cost of maintenance is of little issue.

AFAIK it's a premium formulated mineral oil.

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I tried it back when lineweaver was an active member and did not rate it at all? Gear shift felt notchy, felt like it ran hotter and the clutch was not as smooth.
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Expensive but my old 600 did over 10000 hard km and the only failure was a valve stem seal that jammed a valve open.
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Its a semi synthetic. I use it in much of my fleet without issue to date that I'm aware of, and proven to me by providing a dramatically increased service life of roller follower bearings in my FE501 compared to the previously used Mobil 1 R4T.
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There are different Delo 400 products but Delo 400 Multigrade 15w 40 is NOT semi synthetic. It makes no mention of it anywhere other than to say it is formulated using ISOSYN technology or something to that effect. Purely marketing....

There is a product called Delo 400 XLE Synthetic and yes, that particular one is fully synthetic. Another is Delo 400 XLE Synblend and therefore semi synthetic. But we are talking specifically the 15w 40 Multigrade product with the green writing I thought.....


Quote 'ISOSYN Advanced Technology, a combination of Chevron’s formulation expertise, high performance additive chemistry and premium base oils'


https://www.caltex.com.au/-/media/do...uide-2016.ashx

Happy to see evidence of information otherwise but hope this clears this up

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Originally Posted by Damo W View Post
There are different Delo 400 products but Delo 400 Multigrade 15w 40 is NOT semi synthetic. It makes no mention of it anywhere other than to say it is formulated using ISOSYN technology or something to that effect. Purely marketing....

There is a product called Delo 400 XLE Synthetic and yes, that particular one is fully synthetic. Another is Delo 400 XLE Synblend and therefore semi synthetic. But we are talking specifically the 15w 40 Multigrade product with the green writing I thought.....


Quote 'ISOSYN Advanced Technology, a combination of Chevronís formulation expertise, high performance additive chemistry and premium base oils'


https://www.caltex.com.au/-/media/do...uide-2016.ashx

Happy to see evidence of information otherwise but hope this clears this up

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I thought bikes required fully synthetic oil, so how does it compare to say a fully synthetic oil of the same cold/hot viscosity?
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Any reply on the thought that bikes are required to use full synthetic?
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