In 2017 there will be two new API Heavy Duty- Engine Oil Categories. CK-4 and FA-4 will be the standards to meet the new EPA and NHTSA emission legislation. These changes will result in improved fuel economy and a reduction in carbon dioxide. CK-4 and FA-4 oils will be introduced into the market on December 1st, 2016 and will eventually replace the CJ-4 category that has been the API industry standard for the past 10 years. Let’s take a closer look at the new individual specifications.
Ck-4 oils are going to be backwards compatible with all CJ-4 oils. CK-4 oils are structured with enhanced oxidation resistance, shear stability, and aeriation control as compared to CJ-4 oils.
FA-4 oils will include lower viscosity grades found in forthcoming diesel engines to help maximize fuel economy. FA-4 oils will have limited backwards compatibility. This is due to older engines not designed for lower viscosity oils. FA-4 oils have all the benefits of CK-4 oils, but are formulated at a lower viscosity.
The Enhanced Shell Rotella® Portfolio
Dennison Lubricants & Shell ROTELLA® will have you covered for these new changes! Shell ROTELLA® has a new line of Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils with an advanced formulation that are ready to be launched this December!
Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection has a large range of specifications and OEM approvals for all major engine manufacturers making the product an excellent choice for fleets, general haul, construction, agriculture, public transportation, and diesel pickup trucks. Tests confirm that it resists oxidation up to 50% longer than the previous T Triple protection oil. Shell ROTELLA® T4 Triple Protection 15W-40 also delivered 50% more wear protection than required by the CK-4 specification!
Shell ROTELLA® T5 Synthetic Blend is an advanced heavy duty engine oil that increases your fuel economy, engine cleanliness, wear protection, and provides extended-drain intervals. Shell ROTELLA® T5 provides better low temperature flow and can help your engine start more easily than a conventional 15W-40 oil.
Shell ROTELLA® T6 Full Synthetic Heavy Duty Engine Oil, “features an advanced multifunctional, low ash additive technology in a synthetic base oil designed to provide highly responsive protection that continuously adapts to your driving conditions.”(Rotella.shell.com). Shell ROTELLA® T6 features unsurpassed shear stability,
protection against wear, improved high/low temperature protection, and protection
Dennison Lubricants has everything you need to get ready for the new CK-4/ FA-4 changes with Shell ROTELLA®!
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