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Shell Rotella introduces new heavy duty engine oil

Nov. 14, 2022
The T6 10W-30 full synthetic oil is made in the fastest-growing viscosity grade for diesel engines and is designed for a wide variety of ambient temperatures.

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 full synthetic heavy-duty engine oil, which provides the benefits of fully synthetic engine oil in the fastest-growing viscosity grade for diesel-powered vehicles. The oil offers fuel economy benefits and engine protection for hard-working trucks, according to a Shell press release. It will be available beginning in the first quarter of 2023.

“Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 full synthetic is a high-performance engine oil that provides drivers with added fuel economy and the confidence that their engine has the protection required for challenging workplace and leisure environments,” said Annie Peter, North American brand manager, Shell Rotella. “It is also important to strengthen our portfolio of full synthetic engine oils in a viscosity grade that is becoming more widely used in modern diesel engines.”

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Shell Rotella T6 10W-30’s formulation is designed to provide better wear performance compared to conventional and synthetic blend Shell Rotella 15W-40 and 10W-30 products while also delivering improved fuel economy capability of 2% compared to SAE 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oils. This aims to save money in fuel consumption without compromising engine protection or durability. The oil is also designed for enhanced engine protection and to help reduce maintenance costs.

T6 10-30 uses Shell Rotella's Triple Protection technology to protect against wear, deposits, and oil breakdown, plus better fuel economy performance. Triple Protection aims to ensure long engine life and maintain viscosity control under high temperatures.

Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 is designed for extreme temperature protection in hot conditions and improved cold start performance in cold weather so that the oil reaches critical engine parts in cold temperatures.  Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 has a pour point of -49 °F and -45 °C. It’s designed for operators in locations with large ambient temperature ranges. Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 can be used in place of a 15W-40 engine oil in most instances.

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