Shell Rotella T5

Shell ROTELLA® T5 is formulated and designed to energize the oil's performance and provides fuel economy benefits*, improved low-temperature flow, and delivers an advanced "Low-SAPS" formulation which helps control the blocking or poisoning of exhaust after-treatment devices.


Shell ROTELLA® T5 Synthetic Blend Technology is an innovative heavy duty engine oil designed to deliver fuel-economy savings, extended-drain capability, enhanced engine cleanliness, and excellent wear protection.

Shell Lubricants is one of the first companies to offer synthetic blend SAE 10W-30 and SAE 10W-40 viscosity grade products that meet some of the most stringent heavy duty engine oil specifications globally, such as API CJ-4, ACEA E9, and Volvo VDS-4. Shell Lubricants is committed to being the technical leader in heavy duty engine-oil-product innovation.

Fuel Economy Benefits

Shell Lubricants continues to be a leader in the development of fuel-economy-lubricants. In 2009, we conducted a large-scale trial of medium-duty trucks based on city and highway driving patterns.

Shell ROTELLA® T5 demonstrated fuel-economy savings of up to 1.6% in 2009 on-the-road field testing in medium-duty trucks. (For 10W-30 viscosity-grade-only, highway cycles, compared to Shell ROTELLA® Triple Protection® 15W-40.) These fuel-economy savings can help lower operation-and-maintenance costs.

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Maintenance Savings

Shell ROTELLA® T5 provides protection against acid buildup that can contribute to corrosive wear, as demonstrated through TAN (Total Acid Number) increase and lead corrosion in several industry-standard engine tests. By controlling TAN increase, Shell ROTELLA® T5 can help equipment owners optimize oil-drain intervals. Low-Temperature Performance

At lower temperatures, using Shell ROTELLA® T5 10W-30 or 10W-40 can help your engine start more easily than using a 15W-40 viscosity-grade product. Shell ROTELLA® T5 10W-30 or 10W-40 can help protect the durability of the starter and battery during harsh winter climates. (Anti-idling laws in some states force more usage of Auxiliary Power Units and shutting engines off.)

Wear Protection

Shell ROTELLA® T5 Synthetic Blend Technology Heavy Duty Engine Oil provides excellent wear control, particularly in preventing bore polish in the cylinder liners. Bore polish in the cylinder liners can result in a loss of fine manufactured honing lines, which can lead to excessive liner wear and an increase in oil consumption.

Control of bore polish is measured through the stringent Mercedes OM611LA, OM646LA, OM501LA, and Volvo D-12D engine tests. Shell ROTELLA® T5 does an excellent job controlling bore polish in these engine tests.

Shell ROTELLA® T5 provides better low-temperature flow than conventional SAE 15W-40 oil.


Shell ROTELLA® T5 provides exceptional piston cleanliness and sludge control, exceeding the MB 228.51 requirements in the demanding OM 611LA, OM 501LA and OM 646LA engine tests. 

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