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Shell’s Rimula engine oil gets a seal of approval from MAN

28 February 2014 #Aftermarket #CV Sector #Truck

News from Shell: Shell Rimula R6 LME, the latest heavy-duty diesel engine oil in its premium synthetic range has been approved by MAN to meet the its M3677 oil specification, suitable for their Euro-6 engines.

Shell Rimula R6 LME is a 5W-30 viscosity grade oil designed to provide all the benefits of the Shell Rimula R6 technology alongside proven fuel economy benefits: the product has been independently proven to deliver up to 2% fuel savings over the 62,000 mile oil change interval compared with a10W-40 oil.

The long-standing technical relationships with engine manufacturers enabled Shell Lubricants to develop Rimula R6 LME to meet the technical and operational requirements of their vehicles, and benefit both present-day and future engine technologies. Shell Rimula R6 LME has been tested in next-generation heavy-duty diesel engines and this approval from MAN is the latest from a number of leading OEMs, including Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

Richard Tucker, General Manager, Commercial and Industry Fuels and Lubricants Technology at Shell Global Solutions, said, “This latest approval from MAN is testament to the quality of the product. Shell Rimula R6 LME was developed in close co-operation with leading engine and vehicle makers, and not only delivers fuel economy benefits, but also meets the durability and performance requirements of the latest low-emissions equipment. A number of real-life trials have shown that R6 LME can deliver real savings for our customers – by helping vehicles stay in top condition, the product can also help businesses to operate effectively.”

Shell Rimula R6 LME offers Shell’s optimal engine protection and efficiency through a three-fold approach: synthetic base oil technology, advanced additive technology and a unique anti-wear booster system. These three elements combine to help deliver strong performance, long drain intervals and fuel saving capability, without compromising durability.

It is formulated with reduced levels of ash and sulphur to help control diesel particulate filter (DPF) blocking and maintain the efficiency of the latest and future vehicle technologies.

Shell Rimula R6 LME delivers exceptional wear protection and engine piston cleanliness in the latest engines and has been tested to help ensure long engine life and protection throughout the oil maintenance interval. Shell Rimula R6 LME exceeded the piston cleanliness of Daimler’s most demanding limits by 56% in the MB OM 501 LA engine test.


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