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Shell Rotella T 15W40

Posted: Sep 8, 2010 1:04 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2014 12:22 PM


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The advanced engine protection offered by Shell Rotella® T motor oil with Triple Protection™ technology is now available in a brand new bottle.  The bottle features a new, ergonomic design, making it easier to handle and pour.   Sold in 3/1 gallon case, 5 gal pail, 55 gal drum and bulk.


Meets The Specs

Shell ROTELLA® T SAE 15W- 40 is a leader in meeting leading OEM specifications, as well as the enhanced oil performance requirements for API CI - 4 PLUS, Caterpillar ECF-1, Mercedes- Benz 228.3, Cummins CES 20078, Detroit Diesel 93K214, Mack EO-N Premium Plus 03, Mercedes-Benz 228.3, and Volvo VDS-3, and meets the warranty requirement of all major diesel engine manufacturers.


Also formulated with Advanced Soot Control chemistry, Shell ROTELLA® T SAE 15W-40 delivers exceptional heavy-duty and soot control protection, plus outstanding cold-weather performance.


  • Heavy-duty diesel and mixed fleets in all types of< over-the-road service, including engines with EGR
  • Recommended for diesel-powered equipment, including those powered by Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, International and Volvo engines in all types of service
  • Off-highway applications where an all-season, universal engine oil is desired, such as construction, mining, logging and agriculturual service for manufacturers, including John Deere, Case IH, Komatsu and Agco for manufacturers Heavy-duty transmission applications requiring Allison C-4
  • Many gasoline engines, especially the hard-working engines of pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), minivans and motorcycles
  • Passenger cars, light trucks, farm equipment, forklifts and assorted stationary equipment with automotive type LPG- or LNG-fueled engines where ashless or low-ash oils are not specified by the manufacturer
  • Detroit Diesel Series 53, 71 and 92 engines operating in ambient temperatures below 0°F use Shell ROTELLA® T SAE 15W-40

    Note: Shell ROTELLA® T SAE 40 single grade oil is the preferred choice for most Detroit Diesel 2-stroke cycle engines.

Advanced Soot Control

Because of stricter emission requirements and changes in engine design, more soot goes into the oil in today’s high-technology diesel engines. Shell ROTELLA® T Multigrade with Advanced Soot Control provides outstanding protection against engine wear deposits and viscosity thickening due to soot.

Shell ROTELLA Multigrade Offers:

  • Excellent viscosity control and shear stability
  • Outstanding engine cleanliness
  • Performance meets all requirements of today’s high-performance, fuel-efficient, low-emission diesel engines operating in severe conditions
  • Excellent low-temperature flow properties to help speed cold starts
  • Enhanced high temperature oxidation stability
  • Exceptional deposit control
  • Exceptional control of valve train wear
  • Excellent engine protection and durability
  • Outstanding ability to handle soot
  • Extended oil drain capability
  • Typical Properties of Shell ROTELLA® T Multigrade