Shell Lubricants has introduced a new portfolio of Shell Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oils. New Rotella T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 and 10W-30 along with 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 Rotella API FA-4 oils will be available later in 2016.

Iconic Rotella T Triple Protection is now Rotella T4 Triple Protection. For advanced synthetic engine oil needs, Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend 10W-30 has been re-engineered also. Both of these engine oils will be on retail shelves soon. They will not show the API CK-4 donut until December 1, 2016, which is the date of first license for CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils.

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. Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend 15W-40 and T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40 will also be reformulated to meet CK-4 specifications.

Selecting the proper Rotella engine oil for a truck or equipment will be easy. If it was built before 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 SRotella T5 Ultra 10W-30. The company will also be introducing a Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 that will meet API CK-4 and API SN standards, allowing its use in both diesel and gasoline engines.

The logical naming structure of T4 to T5 to T6 and the Triple Protection identifier makes each engine oil easy to identify. Rotella T4 products will maintain their white bottle, Rotella T5 Synthetic Blend products will keep their silver color, and Rotella T6 Full Synthetic products will continue in blue bottles. Bottles retain a much-preferred two-handled design for easy pouring. Rotella bottles will be available in one-gallon and quart sizes.

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