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  • OIL QUESTION-gctid816207

    I've been using Delo 400 30 weight in my Hino 175s for years but I see there is a good deal on Rotella T1 straight 30 weight at a local supplier.

    Is this oil ok or should I go with the Rotella T4 15 - 40 weight?

  • #2
    I have been running delo multi-weight from costco for the past 5 years.

    Somewhere I did read that there was an update from Hino to allow for use of multi-weight oil.
    1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
    1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
    Nobody gets out alive.


    • #3
      In my 1993 150 Hinos two yrs ago I switched From straight grade 30 Rotella to 15w 40. My Hino manual states you can use either. for my temp. range, ease of starting, etc. I chose to switch. either way your ok. I did alot of research on oil.... I guess I was bored ? good luck George


      • #4
        I ran Rotella 15w40 this summer. Then I spoke with Earl the Hino expert. He advised against Rotella. Recommended Delo 400 or for the best run Ames Marine Diesel synthetic. I switched to the Ames oil.
        Gibraltar, Mi.
        1986- 3870- Hino 175's
        1988 26' Shamrock/ Diesel
        14' Zodiac Bay Runner


        • #5
          I have run Rotella 15-40 in all our diesels for over 30 years now with great results. At times we have purchased the Rotella in 32 gallon drums and/or 5 gallon pails.

          This includes but is not limited to: 4 sets of Hino's, 4 marine gensets, twin Cummins, Twin Lehmanns, A Perkins, a Yanmar, a couple of Navistar truck engines and a couple of Cummins truck engines.

          Any good quality oil rated for your engine will be fine if you change it and the filters regularly.
          Northport NY