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Low emissions, extra life and improved protection

No matter how hot, cold, steep, dusty, muddy or extended your operations, you need to know that your oil will protect your engine under all conditions. 

The Energised Protection of Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils works relentlessly in three critical areas:

  1. Acid control – well-proven performance additives help to protect against corrosion from acids formed as fuel burns.
  2. Deposit control – helps to keep the engine clean for consistent performance and long life.
  3. Wear control – keeps moving metal engine surfaces apart for long engine life.

Shell Rimula R4 L

Shell Rimula R4 L uses the latest generation technology to deliver significantly improved resistance to wear, deposits and oxidation. Based on high performance Group II base oils, it is one of the most advanced 15W-40 oil technologies available – and suitable for virtually all vehicles. That means that it’s versatile enough to bring you the convenience of a single oil, suitable for virtually all engine ages and vehicle types.

Protective power

Shell Rimula R4 L provides operators with one of the highest levels of protection achievable in a conventional viscosity grade engine oil. In addition, the low SAPS formulation helps to protect the catalysts and diesel particulate filters.

Low emissions and reduced costs

Protecting the performance of your exhaust emissions control systems is not only important to ensure that your vehicles comply with legislative requirements, but also to ensure efficient operations. For example, blocked diesel particulate filters (DPF) can actually increase fuel consumption. Shell Rimula R4 L is formulated with reduced levels of ash and sulphur to help maintain the efficiency of the latest and future vehicle technologies.

Extra life

Shell Rimula R4 L is formulated to give exceptional resistance to breakdown through heat and mechanical stress to help ensure continuous protection even under the most severe conditions.

The action powerful antioxidants included in Shell Rimula R4 L are further enhanced through the use of high quality Group II base oils to provide increased resistance to breakdown by heat, compared to previous generation oils (e.g. API CI-4/ACEA E7).

In common with other Shell top-tier heavy-duty engine oils, Shell Rimula R4 L uses highly stable viscosity modifiers. These specially designed molecules resist being torn apart in the high stress areas of the engine such as valve and gear trains. This means that the oil retains its viscosity better than many other oils on the market, providing more consistent and reliable lubrication and protection.

Improved protection

Shell Rimula R4 L provides considerably higher levels of wear and deposit control than previous generation oils.

In the Cummins ISM engine test* Shell Rimula R4 L not only passes the requirements but shows visibly less wear than other oils that also meet the requirements of the test.

Shell Rimula R4 L provides significantly higher levels of wear protection than previous generation oils, exceeding the critical wear requirements in many areas, such as in the Cummins ISM test* with visibly less wear than passing oils.

*Test included in API CJ-4, ACEA E9 (proposed) and Volvo and Mercedes-Benz low-SAPS specifications

Virtually sludge-free

Shell Rimula R4 L and its highly active ash-less dispersants deliver exceptional cleanliness and deposit control. This has been proven in on-highway tests of over 25 million kilometers. For example, in Mercedes-Benz engines it showed virtually no sludge in rocker covers or oil sumps – allowing for more efficient engine operation and lower maintenance costs.

Should you use Shell Rimula R4 L?

• Suitable for virtually all on-highway truck, bus and coach applications including US 2007, Euro 2,3,4 and 5 applications. Thanks to the exceptionally wide range of vehicle maker approvals, Rimula R4 L can provide a single-oil lubrication solution for fleets with mixed vehicle makes, providing logistical and inventory benefits.

• An excellent solution for the lubrication of medium and light diesel-powered commercial vehicles, especially those fitted with diesel particulate filters.

• Meets the requirements of leading agricultural and construction equipment/engine makers such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Deutz and MTU.

Specifications and approvals

SAE Viscosity Grade: 15W-40
API: CJ-4, CI-4+, CI-4, CH-4, CG -4, CF-4, ACEA: E7, E9; Caterpillar: ECF-2, ECF-3; Cummins: CES 20077, 81; DDC: 93K218; Deutz: DQC-III; MACK: EO-O PP; MAN: 3275; MB Approval: 228.3, 228.31; MTU: Category 2; Volvo: VDS-4, VDS-3.

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