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Offline DC Concours

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Got a bunch of Delvac oil
« on: October 23, 2018, 02:27:36 am »
I bought 7 gallons of "diesel engine" non-synthetic Mobil Delvac 15W-40 from my neighbor for dirt cheap. He sold his old truck and didn't need/want the oil anymore.

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Can I safely use this oil in my bike? Else I will just use it up in my car.

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Re: Got a bunch of Delvac oil
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 02:04:39 pm »
it'll be fine.

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Re: Got a bunch of Delvac oil
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 06:38:18 pm »
Thanks. It is not jaso cert so I worry about slippage.

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Re: Got a bunch of Delvac oil
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 08:51:53 pm »
Some companies don't want to pay to be rated, but this stuff is very similar to Shell Rotella Dino blend.

 I mix it with T6 synthetic to make my own 10w-40 blend.     YMMV

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Re: Got a bunch of Delvac oil
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 01:48:14 am »
Thanks. It is not jaso cert so I worry about slippage.

No worries. Only the car engine oils labeled "Energy Conserving" are "slippers". DelVac is good oil. My preference is the synthetic 5w-40 DelVac 1 ESP. Fine in the C10's and now the Honda ST1300.
Snowmobiles, I have a bunch.
Motorcycles-I haven't had anything except dirtbikes 30 years ago, so this will be all new to me.
2005 C10 with Rifle w/s, SISF Exhaust sprocket, overflow tubes, 2 minute jet mod. (SOLD)
2004 Honda ST1300-the current mule.