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Rimula R3 X 15W-40

Multigrade Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils

Shell Rimula R3 X Energised Protection oils feature modern high-performance lubricant chemistry specifically designed to protect against the changing needs of your driving conditions. This unique adaptive technology features multi-component systems to provide triple action protection; low wear for long engine life, low deposit formation to maintain engine performance and resists breakdown by heat for continuous protection. With a wide array of engine maker approvals, it is suitable for virtually all heavy duty engines, non-turbocharged and turbocharged alike, in on and off-highway service.

Performance Benefits

Unique Formulation

Shell Rimula R3 X uses exclusive formulations that have been proven in real world service to ensure the efficiency and life of your engine.

Engine Cleanliness

High thermal stability provides a high standard of protection against piston deposits which, together with high performance dispersants, delivers excellent control of sludge and deposits in the engine.

Low Engine Wear

The combination of active anti-wear additives and good engine cleanliness control engine wear gives long engine life, maintains engine power and efficiency and lowers servicing costs

High Temperature Protection

Shell Rimula R3 X has been demonstrated to resist thermal breakdown ensuring continued protection throughout the drain interval.


On-Highway Heavy Duty Trucks

With a wide range of OEM approvals, Shell Rimula R3 X is suitable for virtually all heavy duty engines.

Construction and Mining

Shell Rimula R3 X is recommended for most engine types found in construction and mining equipment, even where higher sulphur fuels are used.

Agricultural Equipment

Shell Rimula R3 X is ideally suited for the stop-start service found in agricultural operation and protects against bearing wear and deposit formation even under these severe conditions.

Specification and Approvals

Specifications and Approvals SAE Viscosity Grade
R3 X 15W-40
API: CH-4, CG-4, CF-4, CF +
ACEA: E5, E3 +
JASO: DH-1 +
Cummins: CES 20077, 76, 75, 72, 71 +
IVECO T2 E5 (1)  
MAN: M3275-1 +
MB Approval: 228.3 +
MTU: Category 2 +
Renault Trucks: RD-2 +
Volvo: VDS-2 +
Meets reqs: Allison C-4 +

(1) Meets Iveco Specification

Health and Safety

Shell  Rimula  R3  X  Oils  are  unlikely  to  present  any significant  health  or  safety  hazard  when  properly used  in  the  recommended  application,  and  good  standards  of  industrial  and  personal  hygiene  are maintained.

Avoid contact with skin.  Use impervious gloves with used  oil.  After  skin  contact,  wash  immediately  with soap and water.

For further guidance on Product Health & Safety refer to the appropriate Shell Product Safety Data Sheet. 

Protect the environment

Take  used  oil  to  an  authorized  collection  point. 

Do not discharge into drains, soil or water.


Advice on applications not covered in this leaflet may be obtained from your Shell Representative.

Typical Physical Characteristics

Rimula R3 X
SAE Viscosity Grade R3 X 15W-40
Kinematic Viscosity (ASTM D 445)
40°C  mm2/s
100°C  mm2/s
Dyn.Viscosity (ASTM D 5293)
-20°C mPa s
Viscosity Index (ASTM D 2270) 139
Density 15°C kg/l (ASTM D 4052) 0.888
Flash Point °C (ASTM D 92) 233
Pour Point °C (ASTM D 97) -33
TBN mg KOH/g (ASTM D 2896) 11.5
TBN mg KOH/g (ASTM D 4739) 11.2
Sulphated Ash % (ASTM D 874) 1.59

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