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Technical Data Sheet

Shell Rimula X Multigrade (CH-4)


Extra High Performance Diesel Engine Oil
Rimula X Oils are high performance; dedicated heavy-duty engine lubricants designed for use
in modern high-speed turbocharged diesel engines. They use exclusive additive formulations
in conjunction with highly refined base oils to deliver longer life and enhanced protection
relative to their predecessors.
Rimula X Oils have been reformulated for severe duty service in engines specifically designed
to meet Euro 3 on-highway exhaust emission standards as well as being suitable for a wide
range of heavy-duty off-highway applications.

Applications

Performance Features and Benefits

On-Highway Heavy Duty Trucks


As an integral part of the development of Rimula X,
extensive testing of the product has been carried out
in road haulage operations around the world
confirming the performance of Rimula X in
European, American and Japanese equipment under
a wide range of haulage conditions.

Unique Formulation
Shell technologists have developed exclusive
formulations for the generation of Rimula X
designed to deliver a step change in performance
levels to improve the efficiency and life of your
machinery.

Construction and Mining


Rimula X is recommended for most engine types
found in construction and mining equipment. It is
particularly suitable for Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit
Diesel (4-cycle) and Komatsu engines. It is
formulated to provide continuous protection even
where higher sulphur fuels are used.

Greater Protection and Higher Temperatures


With increasing power, modern engines have to
work harder for longer, resulting in increased
heat and stress on the engine oil. Rimula X has
been demonstrated to provide increased
resistance to thermal breakdown ensuring
continued protection throughout the drain
interval, even under the most severe conditions.

Agricultural Equipment

Longer Oil Life


With their exclusive additive formulations, Rimula
X oils can fight the combined effects of
combustion acids and increased heat for longer
than their predecessors. This performance reserve
ensures the oil continues to protect against wear
and corrosion right up until the oil drain.

Approved by Leading Engine Makers


Rimula X engine oils now meets an even wider
range of engine maker requirements confirming
Rimula X as an ideal choice for mixed fleet diesel
engine applications.

Rimula X is ideally suited for the stop-start


service found in agricultural operation and
protects against bearing wear and deposit
formation even under high load low speed
conditions when other oils can fail.

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Technical Data Sheet

Specification and Approvals


American Petroleum Institute:
API
CH-4/CG-4/ CF-4/CF1,2
ACEA
E3, E5 2
Cummins
CES 200-711,2,-721,2 -761
Cummins (B&C Series) CES 200-751,2
Mack
EO-M1,2, EOM Plus1
MTU
Type II
MAN
32752
MB - Approval
228.32
Renault Trucks
RD-2 (*)
Volvo
VDS-2
GM Allison
C-41 (meets the requirements)
Caterpillar
ECF-1a

Health and Safety

Guidance on Health and Safety are available on the


appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet, which can
be obtained from your Shell representative.

Protect the environment

Take used oil to an authorized collection point. Do


not discharge into drains, soil or water.

All claims applicable to SAE 15W-40 grade.


1
Claims for SAE 10W-30 grade.
2
Claims for SAE 20W-50 grade.
(*) Formalization process in process.

Typical Physical Characteristics


Rimula X CH-4
SAE Viscosity grade
Kinematic Viscosity
at 40C
at 100C
Dynamic
Viscosity
at -15C
at -20C
at -25C
Viscosity Index
Density at 15C
Flash Point
PMCC
Pour Point
TBN
Sulphated Ash

10W-30

15W-40

20W-50

75.1
11.5

105.1
14.3

147.3
17.5

6710
147

6600
139

6450
130

881
205

886
205

893
205

-39

-39

-36

10.8

10.8

10.8

1.44

1.44

1.44

IP 71, ASTM D445

mm /s
mm2/s
ASTM D 5293
mPa*s
mPa*s
mPa*s
ISO 2909, ASTM
D2270
3
kg/m IP 365, ISO12185
C IP 94, ASTM D93
C

mg KOH/g
%

ISO 3016, ASTM


D97
ISO 3771, ASTM
D2896
ASTM D874

These characteristics are typical of current production. Whilst future production will conform
to Shell's specification, variations in these characteristics may occur.
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