Shell Lubricants rounds out new API service category offerings, adds DEF


Shell Lubricants has introduced Rotella T5 Ultra 10W-30 synthetic blend which meets the API FA-4 service category for 2017 (and beyond) diesel engines. The low viscosity oil has been formulated to provide better fuel economy, improved high and low temperature performance, and meets the requirements for many low emissions engines built beginning this year.

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Next generation, API-certified diesel engine oils officially debut


Sources: American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Lubricant producers can begin marketing two new American Petroleum Institute-licensed categories, CK-4 and FA-4. Soon to be referenced in on- and off-road diesel engine manufacturer specifications, they exhibit improved shear stability, oxidation resistance and aeration control properties against the API CJ-4 formulations they succeed. The API Lubricants Group developed the categories’ performance thresholds and testing guidelines to a) meet the varying needs of aging, new and in-service power packages; and, b) help on- and off-road engine manufacturers address more stringent regulations.

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