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Delo 400 LE 15-40W isn't being sold to the "distributors" in my area anymore, so I can't get it unless they have old stock still on their shelves. Chevron has "discontinued" the LE label and that exact same part number now belongs to Delo 400 SDE 15-40W. The SDE is touted as being an upgrade with all of the LE benefits. The SDE is said to have a bit more phosphorus and a bit less viscosity but had an "overall" better rating than the LE.
This info is from Chevron write-ups/reports online. Since I can't find the LE in this area, I settled for the SDE. It is working fine in the beast.
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I have a room reserved already in the hotel there, I am driving my Suburban up and pulling my bike behind me on it...

With projected summer temps in the high 90s, my body no longer will allow me long travel days in temps above 80-85 degrees...
Any way you can make it there
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