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Steering Gear Fluid Question - Anyone Running Chevron Delo EP 00?
#1312857 Sun Jun 02 2019 01:30 AM
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Short question, 'Bolters: has anyone tried Chevron Delo EP 00 for their steering gearbox fluid?

I'm aware of the various fluids that are commonly called out - ranging from the original spec of 90 Wt gear oil to the semi-fluids like Champion "00", the J-D Cornhead grease (which is NLGI 0), and the "home brews" of oil and grease mixes. I'm not trying to raise any debates regarding results with those options, just a simple question - anyone try the Chevron stuff?

Chevron Delo EP specs look good, NLGI 00 and the base oil viscosity is ISO 220, equivalent to the old OE spec of 90 wt gear oil.

Thanks!

Re: Steering Gear Fluid Question - Anyone Running Chevron Delo EP 00?
drdoug #1312862 Sun Jun 02 2019 02:47 AM
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I've always thought the steering box lube is the least critical in my truck. Thick enough so it won't leak out. 90W has served me nicely.

Transmission and rear end lube would be a different deal.


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Re: Steering Gear Fluid Question - Anyone Running Chevron Delo EP 00?
drdoug #1312864 Sun Jun 02 2019 03:03 AM
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drdoug,

That is the same NLGI 00 ating as Penrite Steering Gear (self levelling) Grease.

Since NLGI is a standardized rating, you can trust that any 00 (self levelling) grease would be satisfactory in 47-55 steering boxes.

I have never tried that Chevron Delco product.


Tim
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Re: Steering Gear Fluid Question - Anyone Running Chevron Delo EP 00?
drdoug #1312893 Sun Jun 02 2019 04:17 PM
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Tim, thanks.

I understand it's the same NLGI rating as Penrite, Champion 00, and so on. But not all greases with the same NLGI rating are created equal. The base oil viscosity used in various brands of NLGI greases varies from the equivalent of 20 wt oil to way up there... above SAE 250 gear oil. The percentage of thickener (most commonly a lithium based complex), varies to achieve the NLGI consistency rating.

My specific interest in the Chevron Delo EP 00 is that the base oil is ISO 220 rated, so equivalent to a 90 wt gear oil. Anyway, just looking to see if anyone has tried it.

Doug


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