Shell introduces new heavy-duty diesel engine lubricants

Shell Lubricants has introduced a new portfolio of Shell Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oils. New Shell RotellaT4 Triple Protection 15W-40 and 10W-30 along with Shell RotellaT5 Synthetic Blend 10W-30 are formulated to meet the specification criteria for the new API CK-4 service category for diesel engine oil.

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They are the most technologically advanced Shell Rotella engine oils ever and also offer the protection required by diesel engine manufacturers, Shell sources report.

Changing regulatory limits challenge engine manufacturers to reduce emissions. As engine manufacturers create a new generation of  more fuel-efficient diesel engines that produce lower amounts of carbon dioxide, they need a new generation of higher-performing diesel engine oils to protect them.

Iconic Shell ROTELLA T Triple Protection is now Shell RotellaT4 Triple Protection as it takes its place in the new Rotella portfolio. It provides a ladder of protection for diesel engines.

For advanced synthetic engine oil needs, Shell RotellaT5 Synthetic Blend 10W-30 has been reengineered as well. Both of these engine oils will be on retail shelves soon, but they will not show the API CK-4 donut until December 1, 2016, which is the date of first license for CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils.

Shell RotellaT5 Ultra [Synthetic Blend] 10W-30, which will meet the API FA-4 specification, will be introduced in December. It is designed for improved fuel economy vs. Rotella CK-4 oils while offering equivalent wear protection to CK-4 products. Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend 15W-40, Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40 will also be reformulated to meet CK-4 specifications.

Selecting the right oil is easy
Selecting the proper Shell Rotella engine oil for a truck or equipment will be easy, Shell sources report. If the engine was built prior to 2016, whether it is on- or off-highway, choose CK-4 oil, which directly replaces CJ-4 oils. For a 2017 on-highway vehicle; check with the manufacturer before changing the oil for the first time. If they allow a FA-4 oil, choose Shell Rotella T5 Ultra 10W-30. Shell Rotella will also be introducing a Shell Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 that will meet API CK-4 and API SN standardsand can be used in either diesel and gasoline engines.

The logical naming structure of T4 to T5 to T6 and the Triple Protection identifier makes each engine oil easy to identify. Shell Rotella T4 products will maintain their white bottle, Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend products will maintain their silver color and Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic products will continue in blue bottles. The bottles retain a much-preferred two-handled design for easy pouring and the thinner dimension that fits easily on retail shelves, in a shop or truck. Shell Rotella bottles will be available in one-gallon and quart sizes.

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