Shell Lubricants formulates cold climate-ready Rotella T6

IThe new Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 0W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil suits advanced engine technologies for on- and off-road vehicles. Formulated with Triple Protection Plus technology, the API CK-4 service category product is designed to provide protection against wear, deposits and oil breakdown, and offers excellent pumpability at low operating temperatures. An exclusive low ash formulation helps protect the exhaust catalysts and particulate filters found on the latest low emission diesel vehicles. Shell Lubricants engineers especially note these T6 performance characteristics:

Specifications, approvals and recommendations include API CK-4, CJ-4; Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1A; Cummins CES 20086; Ford WSS-M2C171-F1; Mack EO-S 4.5; and, Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4.
  • Advanced wear protection for long engine life;
  • Multi-functional dispersant additives in combination with synthetic base oils provide an enhanced level of protection against the effects of soot, dirt and other contaminants;
  • Improved heat resistance to provide continuous protection throughout the service interval;
  • Protection in extreme climates as demonstrated in improved low temperature flow compared to a conventional SAE 15W-40 oil; and,
  • Emissions systems compatibility, augmented by low-ash formulation that helps control blocking of or poisoning of exhaust after-treatment devices and maintain diesel particulate filter service life.

“T6 is intended for engines operating in tough, cold weather,” says Rotella Global Brand Manager Megan Pino. “This low-viscosity engine oil provides the low-temperature performance needed to keep trucks and off-highway equipment moving in harsh conditions.” — Shell Lubricants, Houston;


Specifications, approvals and recommendations include API CK-4, API SN, Cummins CES 20092 (supersedes CES 20085, January 2020), Cummins CES 20086, Detroit Diesel DFS 93K222, Mack EO-S 4.5 and Volvo VDS-4.5.