Shell touts Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil

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Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty motor oil, which it says meets or exceeds API CJ-4 specifications. The motor oil is formulated to offer significant improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance and protection in extreme climates. Shell says Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 also can provide enhanced fuel economy versus conventional 15W-40 motor oils.

Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40’s formulation is compatible with the exhaust aftertreatment devices such as diesel particulate filters found on heavy-duty trucks built beginning in January 2007, the Houston-based company says; the low-ash formulation helps control the rate of DPF blockage and potentially extends DPF maintenance intervals compared to previous generation oils. Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 also is suitable for heavy-duty diesel engines built prior to 2007, according to the company.

Shell says Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 meets or exceeds the API CJ-4 requirements for Cummins CES 20081; Caterpillar ECF-3 and ECF-2; Detroit Diesel 93K218; Mack EO-O Premium Plus; Mercedes-Benz Approval 228.31; and Volvo VDS-4. The product also is suitable for off-highway applications where 500ppm diesel fuel is used, according to the company, and the high-TBN formulation gives added protection in off-highway or for extended oil drain intervals.

Shell says the product also can help improve fuel efficiency up to one percent compared to conventional 15W-40 motor oil through decreased friction and by reducing the energy used to pump the motor oil through the engine. Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 will be available in bulk, drums, gallon and quarts beginning May 19.

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