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What brand/type oil does DL use on their MD fleet?

Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:29 am

Hello All:

The question is in the topic. When the 717s were with airTran, FL used Exxon/BP Turbo Oil 2197. (Now Eastman Turbo Oil 2197.) I don’t know what they put in the 737s. I only know what the 717s got because of the sticker on the cowling “USE ONLY EXXON TURBO OIL 2197” (on aircraft with the tan livery) and the same sticker (replace Exxon with BP) on the White livery. Now that Delta has them, do they use EASTMAN TURBO OIL 2197? or do they use Aeroshell 560? I know that it doesn’t really HAVE to be 2197, as long as it is a high thermal stability (HTS) oil on the BR715s. (or am I wrong?) I’m sure there is at least 1 person here who is a Delta A&P from TOC.

Slightly off topic, but how many quarts do the BR715s require to be “topped off” and how often between oil changes?

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Re: What brand/type oil does DL use on their MD fleet?

Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:24 am

717s are still using 2197, just like the 88s and 90s. They hold about 11 qts and can go a couple days of flying til needing a top off. Typically jets don't get an oil change like a car. Since they're constantly getting topped off the oil stays pretty clean.

As far as 737s go, they use Mobile Jet II

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