Shell Rotella meets API CK-4, FA-4 engine oil categories

Shell Rotella updates portfolio to meet API CK-4 and FA-4 categories

Shell Lubricants has introduced a new portfolio of Shell Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oils. New Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 and 10W-30 along with Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend 10W-30 are formulated to meet the specification criteria for the new API CK-4 service category for diesel engine oil. New Shell Rotella API FA-4 oils will be available later this year.

“We have been working on the new CK-4 and FA-4 specifications of heavy-duty engine oils for more than five years, keeping in mind that meeting the new specifications was simply a starting point for Shell Rotella,” said Chris Guerrero, Shell’s global heavy-duty diesel engine oil brand marketing manager. “Our real destination was to create our most technically advanced, hardest working products to date. These oils have been tested over millions of miles and thousands of hours on the road and in the field. They are proven to work just as hard as the folks who use them, in both newer and older equipment. And with our updated portfolio structure, choosing the right Rotella oil has never been easier.”

Shell Rotella T Triple Protection is now Shell Rotella T4 Triple Protection in the new Shell portfolio, and Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend 10W-30 has been reengineered as well. Both of these engine oils will be on retail shelves soon.

Shell Rotella T5 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 versus 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.

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 their two-handled design and thin dimensions, and will be available in one-gallon and quart sizes.

Selecting the proper Shell Rotella engine oil for a truck or equipment will be easy, the company says. If it 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 and 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 which will meet API CK-4 and API SN standards allowing its use in both diesel and gasoline engines.

 

You May Also Like

HERE Technologies offers brand-specific search

This new capability is a further step in enabling HERE customers and partners to deliver differentiated services.

HERE Technologies recently announced a new platform capability available for global businesses to uniquely customize the search outcomes their users receive by using their own places of interest data. Powered by HERE Workspace and HERE Search, customers can add private data into the map and search function, creating brand-specific search outcomes and distinct end-user experiences.

Goodyear, Gatik demonstrate accurate tire-road friction potential estimate

The breakthrough will add more utility to what a tire can deliver by providing critical data that can help enhance vehicle safety.

Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper and All-Pro Truck Parts highlight Alliance Commercial Vehicle and Heavy-duty Program at HDAW

The Alliance looks toward continued growth in the medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket.

autovalue-1400
Photo Gallery: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2023

A pictorial walk-around of the show floor.

welcome-to-hdaw-1400
Dayco expands heavy-duty diesel engine belt kit line

Six new SKUs join the 40-plus that Dayco has recently added.

Dayco-HD-HDAW-1400

Other Posts

Cummins-Meritor talks acquisition impact, aftermarket support

Here’s how the brands come together and do business in the market.

Cummins-Meritor-Alan-Rabadi-1400
HDAW 2023 general session talks through ‘unprecedented times’

The HDAW Expo floor is sold out, there 1,800 one-on-one meetings scheduled, and 756 distributors among the 2,500 attendees. It’s a big year.

HDAW-General-Session-1400
VIPAR Heavy Duty sponsors Northwood students at HDAW

The students will also have the opportunity to assist the VIPAR Heavy Duty team at their booth during the Product Expo.

HDAW-2023-Entrance
Bulldog HD showcases new, improved Steering Dampener at HDAW 2023

Find Bulldog HD at Booth #441, during HDAW ’23 in Grapevine, TX.

BULLDOG-HD-steering-1400