Chevron Delo 400 for my 460

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It is young 460 engine (7.5L). It sometimes towes, but most of the time, doesn't. Used about 3-5,000 miles annually thus far. The engine is in really good shape. I got some Chevrolet Delo 400 15w-40 oil for it per recommendations on the forum, for my next oil change. Can someone tell me more about this oil? [ April 20, 2004, 10:20 AM: Message edited by: Patman ]
 

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pacem, I think you mean Chevon Delo 400 15w-40. Delo is a great oil. Since you don't drive this vehicle much, the additional additive pack might help keep your engine from rusting while it sits...
 

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Of course Chevron is what I meant, I was contemplating asking the same thing for my 5.7L Chevrolet (but for now I run Castrol GTX in it.) I drive the truck once every 2 weeks, or so. Should I drive it more often than that? MODERATORS, the forum won't let me edit the title to correct it. [ April 19, 2004, 11:04 AM: Message edited by: pacem ]
 
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Chevron/Texaco has a very good web site and you will find some good information there, including the spec. sheets on this oil. Whenever you do drive it, a good 10 mile run at highway speed would be a good idea, rather than a short trip. This will help keep the battery up and burn off any water vapor in the oil.
 

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Thanks for the tip. The previous owner did not drive the truck very much, and neither do I, except when I need to use the truck bed. 460 is very thirsty engine, probably _the_ most thirsty engine, like 454, etc, especially in a full size 1 ton truck. Therefore, it demands 2 oil changes per year, maybe even 1 if I used synthetic. I do try to drive it once in a while to keep things lubricated.
 
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