New Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic Oil - Engine Builder Magazine

New Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic Oil

New Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 Full Synthetic Heavy Duty Engine Oil with Triple Protection Plus™ Technology is now available at over 6,000 O’Reilly Auto Parts locations and online at It is available at Amazon as well. The full synthetic oil delivers better wear protection compared to conventional and synthetic blend and improved fuel economy in the fastest growing viscosity grade[1] for diesel-powered vehicles. 

“Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 full synthetic is suitable for most modern low-emission heavy duty engines and older hard working diesel engines,” said Julie Wright, North American Brand Manager, Shell Rotella. “This includes engines in Class 8 trucks, pick-up trucks and vehicles used for construction, agriculture, and leisure activities.”

Triple Protection™ Technology

Triple Protection Plus™ is the unique combination of Triple Protection® – advanced additive technology and synthetic base oils. Triple Protection Plus represents protection against wear, deposits, and oil breakdown plus better fuel economy performance. This unique combination helps to deliver excellent equipment protection, long engine life and maintain viscosity control under high temperatures. Formulated with enhanced synthetic technology designed to provide increased protection for reduced maintenance costs.

Fuel Economy

Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 delivers enhanced fuel economy capability of up to 2%[2] that can save money in fuel consumption, without compromising engine protection or durability. Increased protection against oxidation maintains fuel economy throughout the oil drain interval.

Enhanced Engine Protection

The oil also helps ensure enhanced engine protection and can help to reduce maintenance costs. Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 delivers excellent engine cleanliness exceeding CK-4 deposit requirements by 33%. Shell Rotella T6 10W-30 prevents oil breakdown – 50% better than the industry standard at maintaining oil quality over the oil drain interval.[3] It also offers better wear protection – providing 50% less wear than the industry standard.[4]

Extreme Temperature Protection

Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 offers extreme temperature protection in hot conditions and improved cold start performance in cold weather so that the oil reaches critical engine parts in cold temperatures.  Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 has a pour point of  -39 °C and is an excellent choice for operators in locations with large ambient temperature ranges – whatever the season. In addition, Shell Rotella® T6 10W-30 can be used in place of a 15W-40 engine oil in most instances.[5]

The key benefits of the low viscosity, full synthetic oil include:

  • Lower oil consumption to help reduce maintenance costs
  • Increased protection against oxidation for increased fuel economy
  • Excellent corrosion control to help protect key engine parts
  • Low Ash formulation for emissions system compatibility
  • Extended drain capability providing for more uptime and reduced maintained costs
  • Suitable for use with biodiesel fuel

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