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The Results: 

  • Exceptional wear protection for longer engine life 
  • Superior engine cleanliness for cleaner engine throughout oil drain interval 
  • Enhanced protection against oxidation for more efficient operation 
  • Increased shear stability for better viscosity control and optimal oil pressure 
  • Improved oil aeration 
  • Heightens emission control system durability 

Benefits, Specifications and Approvals

For every hard working need 

Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection is suitable for a wide range of heavy duty engine applications. With its wide range of specifications, and approvals from many of the world’s leading engine makers, it is an excellent choice for on-highway fleets, general haul, construction, agriculture, public-transport operators, diesel pickup trucks, including high-power vehicles where resistance to increased heat and stress is required.

The most technically advanced Shell ROTELLA® formulation ever 

It is designed to effectively sustain emissions control system durability where diesel particulate filters and after-treatment systems are used. Plus it provides enhanced protection against viscosity loss due to shear and improved oil aeration. The exclusive low-ash formulation helps protect the exhaust catalysts and diesel particulate filters found on the latest low-emission vehicles. Suitable for virtually all modern low-emission heavy duty engines* and older hard working diesel engines. 

* Consult your owner’s manual for heavy duty engine oil recommendations.

Triple Protection Technology 

With millions of miles of real world testing, Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection oils use a proprietary formula exclusive toShell. It is designed to protect under the most severe engine conditions found in modern low-emission engines and older hard working diesel engines. 

Bring on the heat. 

Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection shows significantly improved resistance to oil breakdown under high temperatures. Tests prove that Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection resists oxidation up to 50% longer than the previous generation of Shell ROTELLA® T Triple Protection. The result? Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple protection helps keep engines running long, clean and operating efficiently*. 

*Shell ROTELLA® T4 demonstrates strong wear protection in CK-4 engine tests including the Cummins ISM and ISB.


Download the Shell ROTELLA(R) T4 Triple Protection Brochure


- Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection (CK-4) Shell ROTELLA® Triple Protection (CJ-4)
Cleanliness / Deposits ++++ ++++
Wear Protection +++++ ++++
Better Oxidation Protection ++++ ++
Extreme High Temperature Protection ++++ ++

*Compared to prior Shell Rotella Triple Protection 15W-40. The number of “+"s indicate relative performance. 


OEM/API Specifications
ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection OEM Specifications
15W-40 CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4; ACEA E9; JASO DH-2, MA, MA2; Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-3; Cummins CES 20086, 81; Detroit Fluids Specification (DFS) 93K222, 93K218; Deutz DQC III-10 LA; MACK EO-S 4.5, EO-O Premium Plus; MAN M3575; MB-Approval 228.31; MTU Category 2.1; Allison TES-439; Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4
10W-30 CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4; Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-3; Cummins CES 20086, 81; Detroit Fluids Specification (DFS) 93K222, 93K218; Mack EO-S 4.5, EO-O Premium Plus; Volvo VDS-4.5, VDS-4; JASO DH-2; Ford WSS-M2C171-F1; 

*Wear protection beyond CK-4 standards 

In API industry wear tests, Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 didn’t just meet CK-4 specs, it delivered an average 50% more wear protection than required. That’s protection where it matters most—on the road. llROTELLA® T4 demonstrates strong wear protection in CK-4 engine tests including the Cummins ISM and ISB.

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