Multigrade Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils
Shell Rimula R3 X uses exclusive formulations that have been proven in real world service to ensure the efficiency and life of your engine.
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.
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||+|
|Cummins: CES 20077, 76, 75, 72, 71||+|
|IVECO T2 E5 (1)|
|MACK: EO-M, EO-M+||+|
|MB Approval: 228.3||+|
|MTU: Category 2||+|
|Renault Trucks: RD-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|
Viscosity (ASTM D 445)
|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.