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Shell Malaysia has introduced the newly reformulated Shell Rimula R6 LM fully synthetic and R5 LE synthetic technology heavy duty diesel engine oils (HDDEOs) with the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) CK-4 engine oil specification in the Malaysian market.
The availability of the latest API CK-4-compliant HDDEOs is seen as good news for the highly competitive fleet and transportation sectors where companies are under pressure to achieve high standards of reliability and safety while minimising total operating costs.
Shell says it 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. It was the first to introduce the new range in North America and now, in Malaysia.
The new API CK-4 Shell Rimula R6 LM flagship product combines a fully synthetic base oil with PurePlus technology and Adaptive Additive Technology.
According to Shell, the Rimula R6 LM and R5 LE demonstrate 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 would 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.
She added: “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.”
Shell Rimula’s API CK-4 oils replace the CJ-4 oils and are compatible to all current vehicles, providing benefits for both newer and older engine technologies. For operators who operate both newer and older vehicles, this helps simplify lubrication procedures.
Shell Lubricants conducts more than 64 million kilometres (40 million miles) of real-world testing – akin to driving more than 1,500 times around the world. Such rigorous testing, it says, serves to demonstrate the performance of the next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine oils that meet the CK-4 specification without compromising oil life or wear protection.
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