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Chevron Products Company

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
Chevron Products Company 
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd 
San Ramon, CA 94583


Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Chevron Lubricants is a leading manufacturer of premium base oils and one of the world’s largest suppliers of finished lubricants. Depending on the country, Chevron Lubricants markets its premium lubricants under three world-class master brands: Chevron, Texaco and Caltex. Within each of these master brands are trusted product brands such as: Delo®, Havoline® and Ursa®.

Chevron Delo 400 SDE
SAE 15W-40 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil

Product: Chevron Delo 400 SDE
Viscosity Grade: SAE 15W-40
Labeled: API CK-4, CI-4 PLUS/SN

Manufactured By: Chevron Products Company, San Ramon, CA

Purchased at: Piscataway, NJ

Date of purchase: 6/26/2018



Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.


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Elemental Analysis pass
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Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)

The results of the Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Cold Cranking Viscosity, mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293)

The results of the Cold Cranking Viscosity test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of SAE J300.
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Phosphorus, ppm (ASTM D5185)

The results of the Phosporus test conducted on this sample meet the requirements of API CK-4/SN.
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Note1: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't. Note2: The specification for cold cranking viscosity includes only a maximum value; the minimum value shown in the “standard” area of the chart is truncated for illustrative purposes.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard Chevron Delo 400 SDE
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 10.34
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.5 to <16.3 14.5
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 110
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 135
Viscosity @-20ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 7,000 Max 5,563
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium, ppm 1,532
Magnesium, ppm 706
Phosphorus, ppm 1,200 Max-c 715
Zinc, ppm 786
Molybdenum,  ppm 119
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 346
Silicon, ppm 8
Potassium, ppm 2
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 1
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm <1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm 1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to one significant figure, therefore results up to 1,249 are considered on specification.