Shell Rotella T1

Protective Power

Excellent wear protection that promotes engine durability through:

  • Low ash content, minimizing formation of deposits and helping to keep intake ports clean
  • Outstanding oxidation resistance to help maximize service life
  • Excellent rust and corrosion protection for critical engine parts
  • Optimized dispersant content to help prevent engine sludge and varnish deposits


  • Shell ROTELLA® T1 oils are suitable for use in many turbo- and non-turbocharged light/medium-duty diesel-powered trucks and transport operations, including city operations and long-distance service.
  • Shell ROTELLA® T1 can provide dependable lubrication for small-to-medium-powered agricultural equipment, such as tractors. Also suitable for many low/medium-powered stationary applictions such as diesel-powered water pumps, generators, etc.
  • Shell ROTELLA® T1 is suitable for use in mobile hydraulic and transmission systems, as well as for stop-start conditions in construction, mining, or quarry operations, protecting against bearing wear and deposit formation. Not recommended for high-speed engines.

Relative Protection

  • Acid/corrosion
  • Dirt & Deposits
  • Wear

Protection Against Emissions

Shell ROTELLA® T Triple Protection® helps control vehicle emissions in two ways:

  1. by reducing the rate of lubricant-related DPF blockage compared to API CI-4 PLUS oils,
  2. by virtue of the improved wear and exceptional cleanliness, helping engines maintain efficient combustion. Minimizing DPF blockage also helps maintain fuel economy, thus further helping control exhaust-gas emissions.
SAE Viscosity Grade
10W 30 40 50
API CF Yes Yes Yes Yes
API CF-2 N/A Yes Yes Yes
API CF; MIL-L-2104 B, C, D, E, F;
MIL-L-46 152E; Alison C-4, C-3;
CAT To-2; Vickers 35VQ25
Yes N/A N/A N/A
API CF, CF-2; Mack EO- K/2, EO-K; Detroit Diesel Series 53, 71,92;
MIL-L-2104 B, C, D, E, F; MIL-L-46152E;
CID A-A-52306A; Allison C-4 C-3; CAT-TO- 2; Eaton/ Fuller Transmissions; Spicer/Dana Transmissions
N/A Yes N/A N/A
API CF, CF-2; Detroit Diesel Series 53, 71,92; MIL-L-2104 B, C, D, E, F; CID A-A-52306A;
Eaton/ Fuller Transmissions; Spicer/Dana Transmissions
N/A N/A Yes N/A
API CF, CF-2; Detroit Diesel Series 53, 71,92;
MIL-L-2104 B, C, D, E, F; MIL-L-46152E; Eaton/ Fuller Transmissions; Spicer/Dana Transmissions
N/A N/A N/A Yes

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