Kuala Lumpur, 1 August 2018 – Shell Malaysia has launched the Shell Rimula R6 LM fully synthetic and Rimula R5 LE synthetic technology heavy-duty diesel engine oils (HDDEO) with new formulation that meets the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) CK-4 engine oil specification.
Shell had played a leading role in the development of the new API CK-4 standard for heavy-duty diesel engine oils. The company’s Global OEM Technical Manager, Dan Arcy, chaired the New Category Development Team – a committee of manufacturers, oil marketers, and additive companies responsible for defining and developing the new specifications and associated tests. Shell was the first to introduce the new range in North America and now, in Malaysia. The availability of this new HDDEO that meets the latest API CK-4 specification is good news for the highly competitive fleet and transportation sectors where companies are under pressure to achieve high standards of reliability and safety while keeping operating costs at a minimum.
The new API CK-4-compliant Rimula oils will replace the CJ-4 oils in Malaysia. Fortunately, the new oils are backwards compatible so it is suitable for use in the trucks and buses equipped with older engines. For the operators who operate both newer and older vehicles, this helps to simplify lubrication procedures and purchases.
The new API CK-4 Shell Rimula R6 LM flagship oil combines a fully synthetic base oil with PurePlus technology and Adaptive Additive Technology.
Both the Shell Rimula R6 LM and R5 LE have demonstrated excellent oxidation and sludge deposit control to prevent oil thickening and harmful deposits in all areas of the engine, resulting in cleaner pistons. They also offer superior viscosity and shear stability for better engine wear protection even at high temperatures and pressure. All these lead to extended oil drain intervals, better fuel economy and lower maintenance costs.
“Diesel engine technology has advanced significantly over the past 40 years, driven by tightening emissions legislation and increased emphasis from customers on efficiency, reliability and reduced total cost of ownership,” said May Tan, Marketing General Manager – Malaysia/Singapore, Shell Lubricants.
“Today’s engines operate at higher temperatures and need a new generation of high-performing diesel engine oils to protect them. New API CK-4 Shell Rimula engine oils are designed to help deliver efficient engine operation and excellent wear protection,” she added.
Shell has conducted more than 64 million km (40 million miles) of real-world testing (customer and testing field trials since 2012) – akin to driving over 1,500 times around the world. Such rigorous testing demonstrates the performance of the next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine oils that meet the CK-4 specification without compromising oil life or wear protection.