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Shell Releases Rotella T6 5W-30 Multi-Vehicle for Gas and Diesel Engines


Shell Releases Rotella T6 5W-30 Multi-Vehicle for Gas and Diesel EnginesShell Lubricants has introduced Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 full synthetic which meets the API CK-4 specification for diesel engines and the API SN specification for gasoline engines. The versatile multi-vehicle oil provides a fuel economy benefit and is ideal for use in pickup trucks and vans, as well as class 6-8 heavy duty trucks.

“With Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30, it is now possible for hard working fleets or businesses that run diesel and gasoline powered engines to carry a single oil that offers numerous benefits,” said Megan Pino, Shell ROTELLA® global brand manager. “The full synthetic oil has been engineered to provide protection under the most severe engine conditions for both diesel and gasoline engines.”

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 has been extensively tested in standard industry engine tests and provides excellent performance across API CK-4 and OEM tests. It provides outstanding wear, oxidation and deposit control for diesel engines. Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 also exceeds the requirements of the API SN performance category and can be used in gasoline engines recommending a 5W-30 viscosity grade.

Triple Protection Plus™

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 engine oil contains Triple Protection Plus™ technology which is the unique combination of advanced additive technology and synthetic base oils. Triple Protection Plus™ represents protection against wear, deposits, oil breakdown plus better fuel economy performance. This unique combination helps to deliver excellent equipment protection, long engine life and maintain viscosity control under high temperatures.

Improved oil breakdown resistance for long oil life

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 demonstrated strong oxidation resistance in the new Volvo T-13 oxidation test, controlling harmful acid build up, preventing oil thickening and easily exceeding the API CK-4 limits for oxidation.

 Confidence in cold weather

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 Full Synthetic excels at low temperature oil flow when compared to Shell Rotella® T4 Triple Protection 15W-40. Tests prove that Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 Full Synthetic oil has better cold cranking properties and low temperature pumpability at -30˚C and -35˚C respectively.

Specifications and Approvals

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 meets a number of diesel and gas engine specifications including

API CK-4, API SN, ACEA E6, MB-Approval 228.51, JASO DH-2, Cummins CES 20086, Volvo VDS-4.5, Detroit Fluid Specification (DFS) 93K222, Mack EOS-4.5, and Caterpillar ECF-2/ECF-3.

Shell Rotella Portfolio of Heavy Duty Engine Oils

Shell ROTELLA® T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 oil is part of the portfolio of engine oils meeting API CK-4 performance standards. This includes Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 and 10W-30; Shell ROTELLA® T5 10W-30 and 15W-40 Synthetic Blend, and Shell ROTELLA® T6 5W-40 full synthetic heavy duty engine oil. The Shell ROTELLA® portfolio of oils has been developed by the makers of the No. 1 selling diesel engine oil to meet the API CK-4 and FA-4 performance categories for diesel engine oil which were first licensable on December 1, 2016. API CK-4 oils replaced API CJ-4 oils and are completely backwards compatible with all engines built before the 2017 model year. They are designed with improved high temperature oxidation resistance, shear stability and aeration control compared to previous API categories.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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