Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil
Shell Rimula RT4 X contains selected additives that are designed to provide Triple Protection to improve engine and oil durability in 3 critical areas: Acid and Corrosion Control, Reduced Engine Wear and Deposit Control.
It helps to lower maintenance and increase reliability of vehicles. It is suitable for most heavy-duty diesel engines, non-turbocharged and turbocharged alike, for on and off highway applications and has a wide array of engine manufacturers' approvals.
Performance, Features & Benefits
Acid and corrosion control
Shell Rimula RT4 X shows excellent control of acids by reducing the accumulation of acids and chemical corrosion of engine bearings. Harmful acids from fuel combustion are controlled by using selected detergent additives to neutralise them and help to prevent corrosion of metal
Reduced Engine wear
Shell Rimula RT4 X offers high levels of engine wear protection in the critical areas of the valve train, piston ring and cylinder liners. This wear control is achieved through the addition of anti-wear additives that are designed to form protective films in metal-to-metal contacts when needed under different engine operating conditions, and by the use of soot dispersant additives to keep soot particles finely dispersed to help prevent wear.
Shell Rimula RT4 X helps to prevent oil thickening and the formation of harmful deposits in all areas of the engine, including sludge and piston deposits. The optimised detergent and dispersant additive system for Shell Rimula RT4 X keeps piston engines cleaner than previousgeneration Shell Rimula R3 products.
Severe Duty Heavy Duty Diesel Engines
Shell Rimula RT4 X provides demonstrated protection and performance in the latest high power heavy-duty diesel engines from Europe, US and Japanese manufacturers in both on-highway and off-highway applications.
High Technology, Low Emission Engines
Shell Rimula RT4 X is suitable for most modern low emission engines meeting Euro 5, 4, 3, 2, and US 2002
emission requirements. For the latest low emissions engines especially those fitted with exhaust diesel particulate filters (DPF), we recommend the use of our low-emissions products; Shell Rimula RT4 L, or Shell Rimula R5 LE.
Specifications, Approvals & Recommendations
- API CI-4, CH-4, CG-4, CF-4
- CF SL
- ACEA E7, E5, E3
- Global DHD-1
- Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-1-A
- Cummins CES 20078, 77, 76, 75, 72, 71
- DDC 93K215
- Deutz DQC III-10
- Mack EO-M+, Mack EO-M
- MAN M3275-1
- MB Approval 228.3
- MTU Category 2
- Renault Trucks RLD-2
- Volvo VDS-3
- JASO DH-1
Typical physical characteristics
||Shell Rimula RT4 X (CI-
|Kinematic Viscosity @400C mm2/s
|Kinematic Viscosity @1000C mm2/s
|Dyn. Viscosity @-200C mPas
|Total Base Number mgKOH/g
|Sulphated Ash %
|Flash Point COC 0C
|Pour Point 0C
These characteristics are typical of current production. Whilst future production will conform to Shell's specification, variations in these characteristics may occur.
Health, Safety & Environment
Health and Safety
Shell Rimula RT4 X is unlikely to present any significant health or safety hazard when properly used in the recommended application and good standards of personal hygiene are maintained. Avoid contact with skin. Use impervious gloves with used oil. After skin contact, wash immediately with soap and water.
Protect the Environment
Take used oil to an authorised collection point. Do not discharge into drains, soil or water.