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Chevron Issues Case Study Highlighting Increased Performance of Delo® for Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 engine oil and Delo Extended Life Coolant deliver 16,000 hours of life in Cummins M11 Engine</i> </p>

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chevron Issues Case Study Highlighting Increased Performance of Delo® for Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal

08:00 EDT Thursday, June 20, 2013

SAN RAMON, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, released a case study demonstrating that use of Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 decreased mechanical wear for the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal fleet in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.

“I'm looking at the bottom line—I don't want to be buying a new truck every year,” said David Achiro, owner, Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. “I feel that the Delo 400 products are keeping our trucks on the road a lot longer.”

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal operates a fleet of waste collection vehicles in extreme conditions including high altitude and temperatures ranging from 30 degrees below zero to over 100 degrees farenheit. The fleet includes a garbage disposal truck with a Cummins M11 engine, which the company recently took apart and studied after 16,000 hours of service using Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 and Delo Extended Life Coolant.

“While the exterior of the truck looked like it had travelled ‘to the moon and back,' the engine remained in top condition. The truck's camshaft was in excellent condition with no abrasive wear pattern,” said Jim McGeehan, senior scientist at Chevron. “The combination of the use of Delo 400 LE oil and Delo Extended Life Coolant allowed Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal to extend the life of critical engine parts and achieve significant cost savings.”

Print and Video Case Studies Available

The full Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal case study can be downloaded on the website. A video of the inspection can be viewed on the Delo YouTube channel at:

Follow the Delo Brand

The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (@ChevronDelo) and Flickr.

Chevron's Delo Product Family:

Chevron's Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles.

All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty.

More information on Delo products can be found at:

About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.

For more information go to: or see the attached document.

Chevron Products Company
Chip Dehnert, 415-365-8533
Brent Tippen, 925-790-3938

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