Chevron debuts new API CK-4 and FA-4 product family

Updated Dec 5, 2016
Chevron’s Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 API FA-4 heavy-duty diesel engine oilChevron’s Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 API FA-4 heavy-duty diesel engine oil

Chevron has hit the ground running with trucking’s new heavy-duty diesel engine oils.

In conjunction with the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new CK-4 and FA-4 categories being licensed today, Chevron has officially introduced its Delo 400 product line. The new line features five CK-4 and one FA-4 oils, which Chevron says will provide on- and off-road diesel engine users a wealth of product options to best serve their needs.

Developed using an advanced formulation of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN engine oil formulation, ISOSYN Advanced Technology, Chevron says these oils not only meet but exceed the standards of each new category while also providing improved oil oxidation, wear protection and piston deposit control.

“Delo is not just about meeting industry standard it’s about exceeding them. [This product line] is a significant upgrade to our entire product portfolio,” says Shawn Whitacre, Chevron Delo senior staff engineer and chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.

Like both new categories, Whitacre says development of the new Delo 400 product line has taken place over several years. Focusing on the core principles (oxidation, wear protection and piston deposit control) requested by engine OEMs of the new categories, Whitacre says Chevron’s new oils have displayed enormous performance improvements in each area.

Field tested in more than 900 engines, Chevron says the Delo 400 product line has displayed a 35 percent improvement in oxidation control, a 68 percent improvement in wear protection and a 46 percent improvement in piston deposit control.

 â€śWith millions of miles and tens of thousands of hours of testing across nine industries, we didn’t focus solely on on-highway fleets, but emphasized a more well-rounded approach to assist the trucking, construction, agriculture, mining, inland marine industries, among others,” says 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.”

Coupled with a potential fuel economy benefit of 2 percent across the product line, Whitacre says the Delo 400 family offers customers a “significant impact to their bottom line.”

Chevron’s full family of heavy-duty diesel engine oil products are as follows:

  • High-performance synthetics: Delo 400 XSP 5W-40 (CK-4), Delo 400 XSP 5W-30 (CK-4) and Delo 400 SP 0W-30.
  • Exceptional synblend protection: Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 (FA-4), Delo 400 XLE 15W-40 (CK-4) and Delo 400 XLE 10W-30 (CK-4).
  • Conventional durability: Delo 400 SDE 15W-40 (CK-4), Delo 400 LE 15W-40 (CJ-4), Delo 400 NG 15W-40 natural gas CNG/LNG.

Chevron says its Delo 400 ZFA FA-4 oil and three new CK-4 oils (Delo 400 SDE 15W-40, Delo 400 XLE 10W-30, Delo 400 XLE 15W-40) are available now, and its Delo 400 SP 0W-30 and Delo 400 XSP 5W-30 will become available in April 2017.

Additionally, Chevron says each CK-4 oil will be backwards compatible for all heavy-duty diesel engines in service today, while the Delo 400 ZFA FA-4 product will not be universally backwards compatible but is approved for use in all 2017 model year diesel engines. It will be available for order in January 2017.

Additionally, Chevron says its OEM partners are already factory filling engines with CK-4 oils.

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